8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h
1
Taichung
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Alishan
— 1 night
taxi + train:  3​h 30​min
4
Taipei
— 1 night
train:  15​min
5
New Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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 7th (Sat): engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, then take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally stop by Mark Taiwan.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Taichung online trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Taichung is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect nights in Taichung to be colder, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Childrens Museums Neighborhoods Wildlife
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National Museum of Natural Science ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): experience rural life at Sun Moon Lake Toushehuo Basin Recreation Farm and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantou travel route planner .

Nantou is just a stone's throw from Taichung. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alishan.

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)

1
night
Alishan

Alishan ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shun Bao Fu De Temple, then take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, then head outdoors with Tashan Trail, and finally make a trip to Yuyupas.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alishan trip website .

Getting from Nantou to Alishan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Alishan National Forest Recreation Area ©
Tashan Trail ©
Tashan Trail
Shun Bao Fu De Temple ©
Shun Bao Fu De Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, examine the collection at National Palace Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Taipei 101.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Alishan to Taipei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Shopping
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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
New Taipei

New Taipei ©
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Yeh Liu Geo Park and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Shifen Waterfall and then make a trip to Shifen Old Street.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Taipei attractions planner .

New Taipei is just a stone's throw from Taipei. In December in New Taipei, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping
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Yeh Liu Geo Park ©
Yeh Liu Geo Park
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Shifen Old Street ©
Shifen Old Street

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