16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h
1
Taipei
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Taichung
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tainan
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Kaohsiung
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), wander the streets of Ximending, and get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo.

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Singapore, Singapore to Taipei is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore in May, things will get little chillier in Taipei: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taichung side-trips: Sun Moon Lake (in Yuchi), Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township) and Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland, get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, examine the collection at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taichung Baptist Church.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Taichung day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Taichung are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nantou, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 25th (Mon), examine the collection at Chimei Museum, look for gifts at One2 Tea House, and then steep yourself in history at Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): get great views at Erliao Guanriting, then get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), then don't miss a visit to Hai Shan Pai le Di, and finally steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tainan trip planner .

Drive from Taichung to Tainan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tainan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Kenting National Park (in Hengchun). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yi Cheng Tang, head off the coast to Cijin Island, and take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung route builder website .

Getting from Tainan to Kaohsiung by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Xiao Liu Qiu, Kenting National Park
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu

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