12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Taoyuan District
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
New Taipei
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
3
Taipei
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
train + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Yilan City
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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Taoyuan District

Taoyuan District ©
Taoyuan District, formerly known as Taoyuan City, is a district of Taoyuan City in northwestern Taiwan. On the 9th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Aoersenlin Xuetang, then walk around Hutoushan Park, and then look for gifts at Peanut House.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Taoyuan District itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Taoyuan District is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore in January, expect Taoyuan District to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to New Taipei.

Things to do in Taoyuan District

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Peanut House
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Hutoushan Park ©
Hutoushan Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xin Zhuang Ci You Temple and then admire the striking features of Wenwu Shengmiao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), take in the dramatic natural features at Yeh Liu Geo Park, and then hunt for treasures at Raohe Street Night Market.

Start your trip to New Taipei by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

New Taipei is just a stone's throw from Taipei. In January, daytime highs in New Taipei are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yilan City.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

Raohe Street Night Market
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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Yeh Liu Geo Park ©
Yeh Liu Geo Park
Raohe Street Night Market ©
Raohe Street Night Market

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shilin Night Market as well as Ximending. On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, then take a stroll through Ximending, and finally hunt for treasures at Shilin Night Market. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Taipei Zoo, then make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and then take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip maker .

Taipei is very close to New Taipei. In January, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will leave for Kaohsiung on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to The Dome of Light. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Guandi Temple, step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, then pick up some local products at Freedom Sunset Market, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip planner .

Take a train from Taipei to Kaohsiung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Taipei in January: highs in Kaohsiung hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yilan City.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Yilan City

Yilan City ©
Yilan City is a city and the county seat of Yilan County, Taiwan. Change things up with a short trip to Lanyang Museum in Toucheng (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wufengchi Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Jiaosi Hot Spring, don't miss a visit to Memorial Hall of Founding of Yilan Administration, and get a taste of the local shopping with Luna Plaza.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yilan City trip builder .

Getting from Kaohsiung to Yilan City by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Kaohsiung, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Yilan City, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yilan City

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Jiaoxi, Lanyang Museum, Chili Hunter -Wenchuang Shop, King Car Kavalan Distillery
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Luna Plaza ©
Luna Plaza
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum

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