9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h
1
Hualien
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nantou
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
On the 7th (Wed), trek along Yanzihkou Trail, then hike along Taroko Gorge, and then walk around Chishingtan Scenic Area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hualien trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hualien is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

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

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.
When in Taipei, make a side trip to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and admire the striking features of Taipei 101.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Taipei trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Hualien to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Taipei sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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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
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wenwu Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zi Nan Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Nantou attractions planning website .

Drive from Taipei to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Taipei in August, you will find days in Nantou are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple (in Annan), Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, examine the collection at Takao Railway Museum, get great views at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, and don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kaohsiung day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Nantou to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Tainan
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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