9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Taitung
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Taipei
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Taichung
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of North Gate of Xiong Town, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Seaside Park, and then browse the different shops at Taroko Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung tour planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. In December, Kaohsiung is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
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Taroko Park ©
Taroko Park
Seaside Park ©
Seaside Park
North Gate of Xiong Town ©
North Gate of Xiong Town

2
nights
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the galleries of National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, and then see the interesting displays at Taipower. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at White Sand Bay, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, and then walk around Southern Point.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hengchun holiday website .

Getting from Kaohsiung to Hengchun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Sanxiantai, step off the mainland to explore Green Island, and then contemplate the long history of Beinan Ruins.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Taitung road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Green Island ©
Green Island

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 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, stop by Dihua Street, then buy something for everyone on your list at Q Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Dalongdong Bao An Temple.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Taitung to Taipei by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Historic Sites
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Dihua Street ©
Dihua Street
Dalongdong Bao An Temple ©
Dalongdong Bao An Temple
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Lukang and Lugang Old Street are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and Tunghai University. Get out of town with these interesting Taichung side-trips: Big City (in East District) and Wenwu Temple (in Yuchi). There's more to do: look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taichung tour itinerary maker tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Nantou, Changhua, Big City
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Lukang ©
Lukang
Lugang Old Street ©
Lugang Old Street
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

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