13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h
1
Hualien
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Taipei
— 3 nights
3
Taichung
— 2 nights
4
Tainan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Pingtung
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Get outdoors at Taroko Gorge and Yushan National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Hualien: Yuchi (Liao Mayor Black Tea Shop & Sun Moon Lake), Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan) and Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Chishingtan Scenic Area and stroll through Yanzihkou Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hualien route builder tool .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nantou, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ximending and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). Take a break from the city and head to Yangmingshan National Park and Keelung River. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Taipei 101, and don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hualien to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 16th (Sat): explore the galleries of Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung, wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): trek along Sih Yue Syue Trail and then stroll through Dakeng No.2 Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Taichung trip planner .

Take a train from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sih Yue Syue Trail
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Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

1
night
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then take a stroll through Guohua Street, and then see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tainan trip tool .

Drive from Taichung to Tainan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pingtung.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

2
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.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Ai He (Love River) and then shop like a local with The Pier-2 Art Centre.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pingtung trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Tainan to Pingtung in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pingtung

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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