12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  9 h
1
Taichung
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Taipei
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Taitung City
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Chenggong Township
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Alishan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Singapore

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Kaomei Wetland and National Museum of Natural Science will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Cingjing Veterans Farm (in Ren'ai Township) and Sun Moon Lake (in Yuchi). There's more to do: make a trip to Tunghai University.

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

Singapore, Singapore to Taichung is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and train. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Taichung: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nantou
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science

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.
Go for a jaunt from Taipei to Ruifang to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taipei Zoo, look for gifts at Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei trip planner .

Traveling by car from Taichung to Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Taitung City.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Beitou Hot Spring ©
Beitou Hot Spring
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

1
night
Taitung City

Taitung City ©
On the 31st (Mon), stroll through Liyushan Park, then head off the coast to Green Island, and then relax in the rural setting at Chu Lu Ranch.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Taitung City trip planner .

Getting from Taipei to Taitung City by combination of subway and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chenggong Township.

Things to do in Taitung City

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chu Lu Ranch
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Green Island ©
Green Island
Chu Lu Ranch ©
Chu Lu Ranch
Liyushan Park ©
Liyushan Park

1
night
Chenggong Township

Chenggong Township ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): trek along East Coast National Scenic Area and then head off the coast to Sanxiantai.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chenggong Township road trip website .

Traveling by car from Taitung City to Chenggong Township takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Alishan.

Things to do in Chenggong Township

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai

1
night
Alishan

Alishan
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Alishan Jhaoping Park and then delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan Shenmu Area.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alishan day trip planner .

You can drive from Chenggong Township to Alishan in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Ai He (Love River), take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, and then head off the coast to Cijin Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): find something for the whole family at E-Da Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kaohsiung online tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Alishan to Kaohsiung in 3 hours. January in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Theme Parks Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
E-Da Theme Park ©
E-Da Theme Park
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

Similar Plans

15 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Taipei BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Taipei, Seoul & Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Hong Kong, Macau & Taipei BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Taiwan & Indonesia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Taipei, Seoul & Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans