18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Alishan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nantou
— 3 nights
4
Keelung
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Taipei
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Taoyuan District
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Singapore


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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Chimei Museum (in Rende) and Kenting National Park (in Hengchun). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guandi Temple, don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, and step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung sightseeing website .

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Kaohsiung to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kenting National Park, Chimei Museum
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island

2
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Alishan

Alishan ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): go for a walk through Alishan Shenmu Area, delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, then trek along Jyumu Trail, and finally get outside with Tashan Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Alishan trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Alishan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Tashan Trail ©
Tashan Trail

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sun Moon Lake. Step out of Nantou with an excursion to Gaomei Wetland in Qingshui--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, walk around Chung Hsing New Village Children's Park, grab your bike and head to Siang Shan Bikeway, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nantou road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Alishan to Nantou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Nantou, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Keelung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gaomei Wetland
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland

2
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Keelung

Keelung ©
A rainy port city close to the capital, Keelung appeals to visitors with its famous night market and wealth of historic structures.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Keelung Harbor and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dianji temple. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Chaojing Park, admire the verdant scenery at Wangyou Valley, and then head off the coast to Heping Island Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Keelung day trip site .

You can drive from Nantou to Keelung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Keelung

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Toucheng
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Heping Island Park ©
Heping Island Park
Wangyou Valley ©
Wangyou Valley
Guishan Island ©
Guishan Island

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Keelung River in Bali (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), head outdoors with Fengguikou, and appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Taipei day trip tool .

Taipei is just a short distance from Keelung. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taoyuan District.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Keelung River ©
Keelung River

2
nights
Taoyuan District

Taoyuan District ©
Taoyuan District, formerly known as Taoyuan City, is a district of Taoyuan City in northwestern Taiwan. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll around Hutoushan Park. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Aoersenlin Xuetang and then find something for the whole family at Leofoo Village Theme Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Taoyuan District day trip website .

You can drive from Taipei to Taoyuan District in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Taoyuan District

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Leofoo Village Theme Park
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Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Hutoushan Park ©
Hutoushan Park
Taoyuan Arts Plaza ©
Taoyuan Arts Plaza

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