8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h
1
Taichung
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Magong
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Tainan
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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 22nd (Sun), get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, then admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, then see the interesting displays at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, and finally take a stroll through Lukang. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tunghai University, experience rural life at Flying Cow Ranch, then browse the different shops at Aseaw Square, and finally look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Taichung day trip website .

Singapore, Singapore to Taichung is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. While traveling from Singapore, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Taichung, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Magong.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lukang, Flying Cow Ranch
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921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
Lukang ©
Lukang
Flying Cow Ranch ©
Flying Cow Ranch

1
night
Magong

Magong ©
Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Xiaomen Geological Museum, don't miss a visit to Penghu Great Bridge, then make a trip to Kueibishan, then kick back and relax at Local Beach, and finally make a trip to Cimeiyu.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Magong travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Taichung to Magong in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hengchun.

Things to do in Magong

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Xiaomen Geological Museum, Kueibishan, Penghu Great Bridge
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Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Xiaomen Geological Museum ©
Xiaomen Geological Museum
Penghu Great Bridge ©
Penghu Great Bridge

1
night
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Taipower, then kick back and relax at White Sand Bay, and then browse the exhibits of National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hengchun road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Magong to Hengchun takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus. In December in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
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White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Taiwan Literature and Fo Guang Shan. Attractions like Taroko Park and National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Tainan's surroundings by going to Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (in Gushan) and Kaohsiung Main Public Library (in Qianzhen). There's more to do: admire the striking features of Hayashi Department Store.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Tainan trip planner .

Getting from Hengchun to Tainan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts ©
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

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