9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
New Taipei
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, then don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, then head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and finally make a trip to The Dome of Light. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, then admire the striking features of Guandi Temple, and then step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung tour itinerary tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. In May, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

2
nights
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 5th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jinlong Mountain, explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then stop by Nantou Service Area. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Nantou road trip planning site .

Take a train from Kaohsiung to Nantou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kaohsiung in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nantou, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to New Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

4
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Go for a jaunt from New Taipei to Shilin to see National Palace Museum about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, walk around Huajiang Wild Duck Nature Park, pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Taipei journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nantou to New Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in New Taipei can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

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Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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