10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h
1
Hualien
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nantou
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
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.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Hualien Rose Stone Art Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chishingtan Scenic Area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shakadang Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanzihkou Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Baiyang Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taroko Gorge.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hualien travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hualien is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). On the next day, get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, then pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then take a stroll through Ximending, and finally browse the different shops at Taipei 101.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taipei trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Hualien to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Taipei sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the history at Dongpubu Nongbuluo, delve into the lush surroundings at Ali Mountain (Alishan), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zi Nan Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nantou visit planner .

Traveling by car from Taipei to Nantou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Nantou, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)

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 17th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park and then wander the streets of Fu'an Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hengchun trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Nantou to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nantou in December, with highs in Hengchun at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Checheng
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 19th (Thu): stop by The Pier-2 Art Centre and then don't miss a visit to Fo Guang Shan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) and then explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kaohsiung travel planning tool .

You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tainan
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Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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