12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  9 h
1
Taichung
— 3 nights
Drive:  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 Sun Moon Lake and National Museum of Natural Science will thrill your kids. When in Taichung, make a side trip to see Cingjing Veterans Farm in Ren'ai Township, approximately Ren'ai Township away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland and don't miss a visit to Tunghai University.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Taichung trip builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Taichung is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Taichung, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nantou
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm

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.
Family-friendly places like National Palace Museum and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall will thrill your kids. When in Taipei, make a side trip to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang, approximately Ruifang away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taipei 101, ponder the world of politics at Presidential Office Building, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taipei Zoo, and stop by Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Taipei online trip builder.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to 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:
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Beitou Hot Spring ©
Beitou Hot Spring

1
night
Taitung City

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

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Taitung City trip builder website.

Getting from Taipei to Taitung City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chenggong Township.

Things to do in Taitung City

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chu Lu Ranch
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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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 contemplate the waterfront views at Sanxiantai.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chenggong Township day trip planning site.

Drive from Taitung City to Chenggong Township in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Chenggong Township

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai

1
night
Alishan

Alishan
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): walk around Alishan Jhaoping Park and then go for a walk through Alishan Shenmu Area.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Alishan trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Chenggong Township to Alishan takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), view the masterpieces 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 next day: get in on the family fun at E-Da Theme Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kaohsiung trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Alishan to Kaohsiung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. January in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up 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:
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E-Da Theme Park ©
E-Da Theme Park
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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