13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Tainan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Alishan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Taichung
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Taipei
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Hong Lou At Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School and then head off the coast to Cijin Island. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, find something for the whole family at E-Da Theme Park, then make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kaohsiung Main Public Library.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung online holiday builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. In December, Kaohsiung is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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E-Da Theme Park ©
E-Da Theme Park
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

1
night
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Shennong Street.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Tainan online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kaohsiung to Tainan by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Shennong Street ©
Shennong Street

3
nights
Alishan

Alishan ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Alishan: Rueili Scenic Area Swallow Cliff (in Meishan), Yushan National Park (in Shuili) and Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township).

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alishan travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tainan to Alishan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nantou, Beigang, Rueili Scenic Area Swallow Cliff, 228 Memorial Park, Fenchihu Old Town
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Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area ©
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park

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.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of ConfuciusTemple Martyr's Shrine, stop by Yichung Shopping Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Maple Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, and finally don't miss a visit to Tunghai University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, look for gifts at Zhongxin Market, then make a trip to Rainbow Village Taichung, then don't miss a visit to Taichung City Dadun Cultural Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of PaoChueh Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Taichung trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Alishan to Taichung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Taichung, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Taipei Zoo and Taipei Children's Amusement Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, hunt for treasures at Shilin Night Market, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and don't miss a visit to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Taipei road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

New Taipei
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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Taipei Children's Amusement Park ©
Taipei Children's Amusement Park
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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