12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8 h
1
Taipei
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Xincheng
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Subway + Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Guanxi
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Yuchi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Taichung
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  9 h
End: Singapore

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Palace Museum and Hsing Tian Kong. Bring the kids along to Taipei Zoo and Fulung Beach. Go for a jaunt from Taipei to Bali to see Keelung River about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ximending, stop by Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ, browse the range of quality goods at Miramar Entertainment Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Taipei vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Taipei is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for colder days in Taipei, with highs around 23°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Xincheng.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market

1
night
Xincheng

Xincheng ©
Xincheng Township is a rural township located in north of Hualien County, Taiwan, and has a population of 20,286 inhabitants and 8 villages. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Chishingtan Scenic Area and then hike along Taroko Gorge.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Xincheng trip planner.

You can fly from Taipei to Xincheng in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Guanxi.

Things to do in Xincheng

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Taroko Gorge
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge

1
night
Guanxi

Guanxi ©
Guanxi Township or Guansi Township is a Hakka urban township in Hsinchu County, Taiwan.GeographyIt had an area of and an estimated population of 29,380 as of January 2017.Administrative divisionsTungxing, Xian, Nanxiong, Beidou, Beishan, Renan, Nanshan, Tungan, Tungshan, Tungguang, Nanxin, Xinfu, Yushan, Jinshan, Jinshan, Datong, Shiguang, Tungping, Shanglin, Xinli and Nanhe Village.EconomyThe township houses the headquarter office of Hsin Tao Power Corporation.Infrastructure Hsintao Power PlantTourist attractions Leofoo Village Theme Park Hua guang Flea Market Mawudo Exploration Forest Taihe TempleTransportationBus station in the township is Guangxi Bus Station of Hsinchu Bus. On the 13th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Leofoo Village Theme Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Guanxi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xincheng to Guanxi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Yuchi.

Things to do in Guanxi

Theme Parks
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Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park

3
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. Take a break from the city and head to Sun Moon Lake and Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan). Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Paper Dome, make a trip to National Chi Nan University, and explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yuchi road trip planning site.

Getting from Guanxi to Yuchi by combination of train and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Yuchi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Yuchi

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nantou
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village

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 17th (Mon): experience rural life at Flying Cow Ranch and then identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Taichung City Dadun Cultural Center and then get curious at National Museum of Natural Science.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Taichung tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yuchi to Taichung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In December in Taichung, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Flying Cow Ranch
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Flying Cow Ranch ©
Flying Cow Ranch

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