14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  4 h
1
Kaohsiung
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
2
Tainan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Taichung
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Taipei
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Sun Yat-sen University as well as Ruifeng Night Market. On the 21st (Fri), explore and take pictures at National Sun Yat-sen University, then browse the exhibits of The Pier-2 Art Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ai He (Love River), and finally look for gifts at Ruifeng Night Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kaohsiung vacation maker app .

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 when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Kaohsiung is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December; daily highs in Kaohsiung reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Ruifeng Night Market ©
Ruifeng Night Market
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

4
nights
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Anping Old Street. Popular historic sites such as Alishan Linye Village & Huiyisenghuo Village and Beimen Crystal Church are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Guanziling Hot Spring, examine the collection at National Museum of Taiwan History, get engrossed in the history at Tainan Meteorology Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao).

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tainan day trip planning app .

Tainan is just a stone's throw from Kaohsiung. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beimen Crystal Church, Alishan Linye Village & Huiyisenghuo Village
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Confucius Temple
Confucius Temple
Anping Fort (Anping gubao) ©
Anping Fort (Anping gubao)
National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Touliu and National Museum of Natural Science. Wenwu Temple and Lugang Old Street will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland, stop by Yichung Shopping Street, don't miss a visit to Sun Moon Lake Butterfly Garden, and explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Taichung online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Tainan to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tainan in December, things will get slightly colder in Taichung: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Nantou, Lugang Old Street, Touliu
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

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.
Head to Taipei 101 and Eslite Bookstore - Xinyifor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Taipei Confucius Temple. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ximending, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), stop by Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Taipei Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Taipei sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Taichung to Taipei by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Taipei, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung holiday maker website .

Traveling by train from Taichung to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Taichung in December; daily highs in Kaohsiung reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Dream Mall ©
Dream Mall
Takao Railway Museum ©
Takao Railway Museum
E-da Mall ©
E-da Mall

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