11 days in Kaohsiung, Hualien & Taipei Itinerary

11 days in Kaohsiung, Hualien & Taipei Itinerary

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11 days in Kaohsiung, Hualien & Taipei Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
2
Hualien
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Taipei
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area, explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and then make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Pier-2 Art Centre, get outside with Ai He (Love River), and then make a trip to The Dome of Light.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kaohsiung travel route planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in February: high temperatures in Kaohsiung hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area
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Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area ©
Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Hualien is known for trails, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Chishingtan Scenic Area, grab your bike and head to Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road, make a trip to Cihmu Bridge, and get outside with Taroko Gorge.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hualien online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Taipei 101 or Keelung Miaokou Night Market. Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Fulung Beach (in Gongliao), Wulai (in Wulai) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Palace Museum, shop like a local with Eslite Bookstore - Xinyi, browse the different shops at Taipei City Mall, and browse the collection at Beitou Public Library, Taipei.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Taipei travel app .

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Taipei are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

New Taipei, Keelung Miaokou Night Market
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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