12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
New Taipei
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
3
Alishan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Singapore

3
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Yeh Liu Geo Park and then hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Taipei day trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to New Taipei is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in New Taipei are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Wenwu Temple and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine and then don't miss a visit to Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hualien trip planner .

Getting from New Taipei to Hualien by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alishan.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nantou
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

3
nights
Alishan

Alishan ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): walk around Alishan Jhaoping Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, then take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Shenmu Area, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shouzhen Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Taiping Suspension Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Rueili Scenic Area Swallow Cliff, then go for a walk through Sister Lake, and finally trek along Jyumu Trail.

Plan a Alishan trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hualien to Alishan in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Taiping Suspension Bridge, Rueili Scenic Area Swallow Cliff
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Alishan National Forest Recreation Area ©
Sister Lake ©
Sister Lake
Taiping Suspension Bridge ©
Taiping Suspension Bridge

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Chimei Museum (in Rende), West Central District (Shennong Street, Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), & more) and Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and get a sense of history and politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung online tour planner .

Drive from Alishan to Kaohsiung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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