11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8 h
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Xiulin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Yuchi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Tainan
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Singapore

3
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.
National Palace Museum and National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Taipei 101 and Shilin Nightmarket. Go for a jaunt from Taipei to Ruifang to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ximending, stop by Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and ponder the world of politics at Presidential Office Building.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Taipei route maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Taipei is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or do a combination of flight and subway. Expect colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Taipei hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Parks

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
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. On the 2nd (Wed), hike along Taroko Gorge, get outside with Su-Hua Highway, and then appreciate the history behind Eternal Spring Shrine.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Xiulin itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Taipei to Xiulin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Yuchi.

Things to do in Xiulin

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Su-Hua Highway ©
Su-Hua Highway
Eternal Spring Shrine ©
Eternal Spring Shrine

1
night
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trek along WenWu Hiking Trail, explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, then don't miss a visit to Ci'en Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Wenwu Temple.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yuchi visit planner.

You can take a bus from Xiulin to Yuchi in 2.5 hours. January in Yuchi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Ci'en Pagoda ©
Ci'en Pagoda

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Hengchun Old Town. Take a break from the city and head to Kenting National Park and Jialeshuei Surf Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hengchun road trip planning website .

You can drive from Yuchi to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yuchi in January, with highs in Hengchun at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Jialeshuei Surf Beach
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then contemplate the waterfront views at Ai He (Love River), and then take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Chimei Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tainan online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Tainan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

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