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
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Taipei
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Taichung
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shakadang Trail and Yun Shan Shuei Ecological Farm. Get in touch with nature at Zhuilu Old Trail and Yanzihkou Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Gangbin Bike Trail, steep yourself in history at Hayashida Temple, and head outdoors with Baiyang Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hualien trip builder site .

Singapore, Singapore to Hualien is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park ©
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang 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.
Do your shopping at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Dihua Street. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Palace Museum and Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Taipei 101, appreciate the extensive heritage of Datong Old Street, steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, and examine the collection at Miniatures Museum of Taipei.

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Traveling by train from Hualien to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Dalongdong Bao An Temple ©
Dalongdong Bao An Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lugang Longshan Temple, then examine the collection at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, then admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pusasi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, then admire the landmark architecture of Chang Hwa Commercial Bank, then wander the streets of Lukang, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lugang Old Street.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Taichung online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Taichung, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taichung

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Changhua
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Lukang ©
Lukang
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts ©

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and Fengyi Academy. Get some historical perspective at Fo Guang Shan and Hayashi Department Store. Explore Kaohsiung's surroundings by going to National Museum of Taiwan History (in Annan) and West Central District (National Museum of Taiwan Literature & Chongqing Temple). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Caishan Natural Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jinshihu Scenic Area, take an in-depth tour of Cihou Fort, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungshan Temple.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Taichung to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Taichung in January: high temperatures in Kaohsiung hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tainan
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Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©
National Museum of Taiwan History ©
National Museum of Taiwan History

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