12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h
1
Hualien
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Taipei
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Taichung
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Nantou
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll around Chishingtan Scenic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): hike along Yanzihkou Trail and then don't miss a visit to Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hualien journey planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Hualien is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Yanzihkou Trail ©
Yanzihkou Trail

3
nights
Taipei

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

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You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

2
nights
Taichung

Taichung ©
Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Zhenqian Renai Park, don't miss a visit to Niumatou Yizhi Wenhua Yuanqu, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, and finally take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Dasyue Mountain Forest Recreation Area, then head outdoors with Dakeng No.2 Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taichung Baptist Church, and finally get in on the family fun at Minigolf Taichung.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taichung vacation maker website .

You can take a train from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Fun & Games Trails
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake and then stroll around Chung Hsing New Village Children's Park. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nantou day trip site .

Nantou is very close to Taichung. November in Nantou sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

2
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to The Pier-2 Art Centre and then see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum. On the next day, get outside with Ai He (Love River) and then get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

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Getting from Nantou to Kaohsiung by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nantou in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Kaohsiung. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chimei Museum
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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