9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Subway + Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Yuchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Xiulin
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
5
Taipei
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Subway:  8 h
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): head outdoors with Ai He (Love River).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kaohsiung online travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of subway and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Kaohsiung reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Tainan
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light

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 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park and then take in panoramic vistas at Southern Point.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hengchun visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Hengchun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Southern Point ©
Southern Point

2
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. On the 19th (Wed), explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Butterfly Park, and then steep yourself in history at Wenwu Temple. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yuchi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Yuchi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Hengchun in December, expect Yuchi to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Yuchi

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Butterfly Park
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

1
night
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): trek along Taroko Gorge, trek along Shakadang Trail, and then trek along Baiyang Trail.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Xiulin tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yuchi to Xiulin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Xiulin

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

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.
Go for a jaunt from Taipei to Ruifang to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Night Market.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Xiulin to Taipei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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