17 days in Kaohsiung & Taipei Itinerary

17 days in Kaohsiung & Taipei Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Kaohsiung
— 8 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Taipei
— 8 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Singapore

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: National Cheng Kung University (in East District), West Central District (Shennong Street, Thai Peng Keng Maxwell Memorial Church, &more) and Former Tainan Weather Observatory (in Dongshan). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, and head off the coast to Cijin Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kaohsiung travel route builder site.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tainan
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District), Ruifang (Cat Village Houtong & Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). see BabyBoss. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, meet the residents at Taipei Zoo, don't miss a visit to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and wander the streets of Ximending.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Taipei trip builder tool.

Getting from Kaohsiung to Taipei by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Kaohsiung in December, plan for slightly colder days in Taipei, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

New Taipei, Keelung Harbor
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 3:
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Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

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