15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
+4
Fly + Foot + Train + Foot + Train:  11 h
1
Hualien
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Taipei
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Taichung
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
4
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
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 9th (Mon): walk around Chishingtan Scenic Area and then get outside with Taroko Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): hike along Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto) and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hualien online day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hualien is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Yangmingshan National Park and Keelung River. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Qingan Temple. Step out of Taipei with an excursion to YehLiu Geopark in Wanli--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ximending, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelung River Right Bank Bike Trail, and get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Taipei trip planner.

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

New Taipei, Qingan Temple
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark

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 15th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Jiu Tian Black Forest, look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, then get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Wanchungong. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of PaoChueh Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taichung Baptist Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pusasi, and finally experience rural life at Flying Cow Ranch.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Taichung tour itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Historic Sites Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Flying Cow Ranch
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PaoChueh Temple ©
PaoChueh Temple
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 17th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and then contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xuanguang Temple and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nantou trip itinerary planner.

Nantou is just a short distance from Taichung. In December, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Nantou

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

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.
On the 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Taipower, then observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, and then wander the streets of Fu'an Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Bay, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, and then stroll around Southern Point.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hengchun trip planning website.

Drive from Nantou to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Nantou in December, expect Hengchun to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Checheng
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National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium ©
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), then don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Seaside Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Lungshan Temple and then take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Hengchun to Kaohsiung by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
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Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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