19 days in Taipei, Taichung & Nantou Itinerary

19 days in Taipei, Taichung & Nantou Itinerary

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Taipei
— 11 nights
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Taichung
— 2 nights
3
Nantou
— 3 nights
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Nantou
— 2 nights

11
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Palace Museum and Taipei Zoo. Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Fuzhong 15 (in Banqiao), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Leofoo Village Theme Park (in Guanxi). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Taipei 101, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, explore the striking landscape of Yangmingshan National Park, and stroll around YehLiu Geopark.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei road trip app.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport. In December, daytime highs in Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

New Taipei, Beipu, Dongshan, Lucky Art Crayon Factory, Jimi Square - Yilan Station
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, then take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, then explore the landscape on two wheels at HouFeng Bikeway, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, then look for gifts at Mark Taiwan, then relax in the rural setting at Flying Cow Ranch, and finally don't miss a visit to Tunghai University.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Taichung tour builder app.

You can drive from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Taichung sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Flying Cow Ranch
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Flying Cow Ranch ©
Flying Cow Ranch

3
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Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Wenwu Temple and then get in on the family fun at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Nantou Service Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then get outside with Siang Shan Bikeway.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantou holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Taichung to Nantou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Lugang Old Street
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

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Nantou

Nantou ©
On the 24th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Small Swiss Garden. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Xitou Monster Village and then walk around Xitou Nature Eduction Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantou itinerary planning tool.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Xitou Nature Eduction Area ©
Xitou Nature Eduction Area
Xitou Monster Village ©
Xitou Monster Village
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm

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