9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h
1
Taichung
— 1 night
2
Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Jiaoxi
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Hualien
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stroll around 921Earthquake Memorial Park, make a trip to Rainbow Village Taichung, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Taichung trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Taichung is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. In October, Taichung is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
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Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

3
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.
Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taipei vacation planner.

You can take a train from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Taipei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jiaoxi.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

1
night
Jiaoxi

Jiaoxi ©
On the 31st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Mr. Brown Cafe - 1st Store, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Spring Onion, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jiaoxi online vacation planner .

You can drive from Taipei to Jiaoxi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Jiaoxi

Nature Spas Parks

Side Trips

Mr. Brown Cafe - 1st Store, Spas
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Hot Spring Onion ©
Hot Spring Onion

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
On the 1st (Fri), experience rural life at Tai Kai Xin Farm and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Chishingtan Scenic Area and then hike along Taroko Gorge.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Jiaoxi to Hualien in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sun Moon Lake
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

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