12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Tainan
— 1 night
2
Nantou
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Magong
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Taitung
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Pingtung
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ma Sha Gou Beach Recreation Area, admire the landmark architecture of Chongqing Temple, and then browse the range of quality goods at Hayashi Department Store.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tainan vacation app .

Singapore, Singapore to Tainan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Tainan reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Beaches Shopping
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Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Explore hidden gems such as Lugang Old Street and Zi Nan Temple. Get some historical perspective at Lukang and Zhen Yi Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantou: National Museum of Natural Science (in North District) and Aseaw Square (in West District). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Wenwu Temple, take a peaceful walk through Ali Mountain (Alishan), and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nantou trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tainan to Nantou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, Nantou is a bit cooler than Tainan - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Magong.

Things to do in Nantou

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Taichung, Changhua, Zhen Yi Temple
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Lugang Old Street ©
Lugang Old Street
Lukang ©
Lukang
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

1
night
Magong

Magong ©
Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Local Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shihli Beach Park, and then don't miss a visit to Penghu Great Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Magong vacation app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nantou to Magong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Taitung.

Things to do in Magong

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shihli Beach Park, Penghu Great Bridge
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Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Penghu Great Bridge ©
Penghu Great Bridge

2
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): head off the coast to Sanxiantai, then make a trip to Taitung Brown's Road, and then take an in-depth tour of Beinan Wenhua Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Green Island and then stroll around Taidong Forest Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Taitung itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Magong to Taitung in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Pingtung.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Museums
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Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Green Island ©
Green Island
Taitung Brown's Road ©
Taitung Brown's Road

4
nights
Pingtung

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Fengyi Academy and Fo Guang Shan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Kaohsiung Main Public Library in Qianzhen (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pingtung online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Taitung to Pingtung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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Fengyi Academy ©
Fengyi Academy
Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan

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