17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
+3
Subway + Fly + Foot + Train:  10 h
1
Taipei
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Luodong
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
4
Jiaoxi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Nantou
— 1 night
Train + Subway:  2 h
6
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
+2
Subway + Train + Bus:  4 h
7
Toucheng
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
8
Wujie
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
9
Su'ao
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Taoyuan District
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Singapore


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1
night
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.
On the 21st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then wander the streets of Ximending, and then shop like a local with Taipei 101.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip itinerary planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Taipei is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of subway, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of subway, flight, and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Taipei reach 32°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Ximending
Ximending

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the galleries of Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park, then hike along Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), then enjoy the sand and surf at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and finally stop by Zengji Mashu. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Shakadang Trail and then get outside with Taroko Gorge.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hualien online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to Luodong.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail

1
night
Luodong

Luodong ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): walk around Luodong Sports Park, then stop by Lotung, then make a trip to Yilan Luodong Forestry Culture Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yilan Sancing Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at King Car Kavalan Distillery, see the interesting displays at Bee Museum, The Honey House, sample the tasty concoctions at Jim & Dad's Brewing Company, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanfa Temple, and finally stroll around Luodong Cultural factory.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Luodong online journey planner.

You can take a train from Hualien to Luodong in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Jiaoxi.

Things to do in Luodong

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yuanshan, Yilan Sancing Temple
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King Car Kavalan Distillery ©
King Car Kavalan Distillery
Yilan Sancing Temple ©
Yilan Sancing Temple
Jim & Dad's Brewing Company ©
Jim & Dad's Brewing Company

1
night
Jiaoxi

Jiaoxi
For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jiaoxi day trip planner.

Jiaoxi is very close to Luodong. October in Jiaoxi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Jiaoxi

Parks Museums Outdoors
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1
night
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Liao Mayor Black Tea Shop, then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Nantou using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jiaoxi to Nantou takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Nantou, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rainbow Village Taichung
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
Wenwumiaohoushan Park ©
Wenwumiaohoushan Park

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). Do your shopping at The Pier-2 Art Centre and Freedom Sunset Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: Hengchun (Kenting National Park & White Sand Bay). There's more to do: get outside with Ai He (Love River) and don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kaohsiung trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and subway from Nantou to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. In October, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Toucheng.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hengchun, Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

1
night
Toucheng

Toucheng ©
On the 31st (Thu), kick back and relax at Wushih Harbor, then get outside with Waiao Beach, and then examine the collection at Lanyang Museum. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Beiguan, don't miss a visit to Taoyuan Valley, then make a trip to Guishan Island, and finally make a trip to Eagle Rock Tip.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Toucheng trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of subway, train, and bus from Kaohsiung to Toucheng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. When traveling from Kaohsiung in October, plan for slightly colder days in Toucheng, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Wujie.

Things to do in Toucheng

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Beiguan
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Waiao Beach ©
Waiao Beach
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Wushih Harbor ©
Wushih Harbor

2
nights
Wujie

Wujie ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Yilan Lover's Bay, then get outside with Dong Shan River Bikeway, and then take in the exciting artwork at National Center for Traditional Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Brick Ark Museum, walk around Zhongxing Cultural And Creative Park, and then make a splash at Dongshan River Water Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Wujie online journey maker.

Wujie is just a stone's throw from Toucheng. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Su'ao.

Things to do in Wujie

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Brick Ark Museum
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
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Yilan Lover's Bay ©
Yilan Lover's Bay
National Center for Traditional Arts ©
National Center for Traditional Arts
Brick Ark Museum ©
Brick Ark Museum

2
nights
Su'ao

Su'ao ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Neipi Beach, witness a stunning natural landmark at Suao Cold Spring, then don't miss a visit to Nanfangao Fishing Port, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Navy Beifang'ao Jinan Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Su'ao online tour itinerary planner.

Su'ao is just a stone's throw from Wujie. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Taoyuan District.

Things to do in Su'ao

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Neipi Beach ©
Neipi Beach
Suao Cold Spring ©
Suao Cold Spring
Yilan Cake Factory ©
Yilan Cake Factory

1
night
Taoyuan District

Taoyuan District ©
Taoyuan District, formerly known as Taoyuan City, is a district of Taoyuan City in northwestern Taiwan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a stroll through Chungli.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taoyuan District itinerary planner.

Drive from Su'ao to Taoyuan District in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Taoyuan District are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Taoyuan District

Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Chungli
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
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World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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