9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
New Taipei
— 3 nights
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
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.
When in New Taipei, make a side trip to see National Palace Museum in Shilin, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, wander the streets of Ximending, and admire the striking features of Taipei 101.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read New Taipei trip itinerary maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to New Taipei is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in New Taipei hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Sun Moon Lake Toushehuo Basin Recreation Farm and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantou day trip planning tool .

Getting from New Taipei to Nantou by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Hai Shan Pai le Di (in Anping), Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, walk around Xiao Liu Qiu, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and make a trip to The Dome of Light.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Nantou to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nantou in January; daily highs in Kaohsiung reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
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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

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