10 days in Taipei & Taichung Itinerary

10 days in Taipei & Taichung Itinerary

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10 days in Taipei & Taichung Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Taipei
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Taichung
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Get some cultural insight at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and National Palace Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Taipei 101 and Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ. Step out of Taipei with an excursion to Yeh Liu Geo Park in Wanli--about 44 minutes away. On the 16th (Wed), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Nightmarket, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), take a stroll through Ximending, and meet the residents at Taipei Zoo.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taipei online tour itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, expect nights in Taipei to be little chillier, around 16°C, while days are colder, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Natural Science and Wenwu Temple. Explore Taichung's surroundings by going to Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) (in Ren'ai Township), Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan) and Sun Moon Lake (in Yuchi). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Ali Mountain (Alishan), experience rural life at Flying Cow Ranch, and make a trip to Rainbow Village Taichung.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Taichung driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Taichung, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nantou, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, Flying Cow Ranch
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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