12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Taipei
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Xiulin
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 15 min
4
Taichung
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  9 h
End: Singapore


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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.
On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, then don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, then take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, and finally get outside with Ai He (Love River).

Plan trip to Kaohsiung with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Kaohsiung at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light

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.
Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Taipei travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Taipei in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Kaohsiung in December, expect nights in Taipei to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hike along Shakadang Trail, then pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine, and then get outside with Taroko Gorge. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Baiyang Trail, then trek along Lushui Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Su-Hua Highway.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Xiulin travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Xiulin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Taichung.

Things to do in Xiulin

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

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 19th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Maple Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, and then don't miss a visit to Tunghai University. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at PaoChueh Temple, admire the striking features of Taichung Broadcasting Bureau, then admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and finally make a trip to Rainbow Village Taichung.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Taichung road trip site.

Getting from Xiulin to Taichung by bus takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Taichung are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science

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