10 days in Kaohsiung, Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

10 days in Kaohsiung, Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

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10 days in Kaohsiung, Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Taichung
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Taipei
— 3 nights
Fly:  56 h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

2
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.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the activities along Ai He (Love River) and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taroko Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip itinerary website .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Kaohsiung is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November, expect Kaohsiung to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area, Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Taroko Park ©
Taroko Park
Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area ©
Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area

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.
On the 19th (Mon), engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science and then make a trip to Luce Chapel. Keep things going the next day: stop by Parklane, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lu Gang Long Shan Si, then take a stroll through Lukang, and finally stop by Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taichung Zhonggang.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Taichung visit planner.

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Taichung in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kaohsiung in November; daily highs in Taichung reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Changhua
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Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street
Lugang Longshan Temple ©
Lugang Longshan Temple
Lukang ©
Lukang

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.
On the 21st (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Presidential Office Building and then don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Dihua Street and then kick back and relax at Fulung Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taipei journey planner .

Traveling by car from Taichung to Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Beaches Shopping

Side Trip

Fulung Beach
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Dihua Street ©
Dihua Street

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