9 days in Kaohsiung, Taitung & Tainan Itinerary

9 days in Kaohsiung, Taitung & Tainan Itinerary

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9 days in Kaohsiung, Taitung & Tainan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  5​h
1
Kaohsiung
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Taitung
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Tainan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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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.
To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung trip itinerary site .

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore in January, things will get a bit cooler in Kaohsiung: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. You'll set off for Alishan on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll around Taidong Forest Park and then see the interesting displays at Taitung Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Taitung Jialulan Coast, head off the coast to Sanxiantai, and then don't miss a visit to Taitung Brown's Road.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Taitung travel route builder app .

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Museums
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Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Taitung Brown's Road ©
Taitung Brown's Road

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nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Tainan is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, don't miss a visit to Blueprint Culture & Creative Park, and explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tainan trip planner .

Getting from Taitung to Tainan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. January in Tainan sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House

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nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
On the 10th (Fri), head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, make a trip to The British Consulate At Takao, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Pier-2 Art Centre, and finally make a trip to The Dome of Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Freedom Sunset Market, then get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

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Take a train from Tainan to Kaohsiung in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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