12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h
1
Tainan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Miaoli
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Taipei
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Singapore

1
night
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to The Dome of Light, explore the activities along Ai He (Love River), and then view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, then explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, then steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Wander.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Tainan trip itinerary builder app .

Singapore, Singapore to Tainan is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Tainan at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Step out of the city life by going to Sun Moon Lake and Cingjing Veterans Farm. Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Natural Science and Dongpubu Nongbuluo. Get out of town with these interesting Nantou side-trips: Lukang (in Lukang) and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (in West District). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Ali Mountain (Alishan) and steep yourself in history at Wenwu Temple.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nantou online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Tainan to Nantou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tainan in December, expect Nantou to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Miaoli.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Taichung, Lukang
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
National Museum of Natural Science ©

1
night
Miaoli

Miaoli ©
The city of Miaoli has a range of cultural and natural charms.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): snap pictures at Lonsheng Fallen Bridge, relax in the rural setting at Flying Cow Ranch, then explore the world behind art at Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum, and finally snap pictures at Sheng Sing Station Long Teng Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Miaoli online vacation planner .

Drive from Nantou to Miaoli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Miaoli

Museums
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Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum ©
Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum
Flying Cow Ranch ©
Flying Cow Ranch
Lonsheng Fallen Bridge ©
Lonsheng Fallen Bridge

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Taipei Zoo and Yeh Liu Geo Park. Get some cultural insight at Ximending and National Palace Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Fulung Beach (in Gongliao), Wulai (in Wulai) and Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Nightmarket, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yangmingshan National Park, and stop by Ximen Red House - Ximending.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Taipei trip planner .

Getting from Miaoli to Taipei by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and 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 by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

New Taipei, Keelung Harbor
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Ximending
Ximending

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