8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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— 1 night
Train to Taichung, Taxi to Yuchi
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


Kaohsiung — 1 night

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
On the 7th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre and then get outside with Ai He (Love River). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): make a trip to The Dome of Light, don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and finally see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kaohsiung online road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. In December, Kaohsiung is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yuchi.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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Yuchi — 2 nights

Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jinlong Mountain, then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, see the interesting displays at Mu Sheng Insect Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Chung Tai World Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hutou Mountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yuchi itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Kaohsiung to Yuchi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kaohsiung in December; daily highs in Yuchi reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Taipei.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks
Side Trips
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Taipei — 4 nights

City of Azaleas

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.
Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Ruifang (Lao Zhen Xiang Bakery & Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, take a stroll through Ximending, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Taipei trip planner.

Drive from Yuchi to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip
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Taiwan travel guide

Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.