8 days in Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

8 days in Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

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8 days in Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  3 h
1
Taichung
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  56 h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

3
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.
You've now added Wuling to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and National Museum of Natural Science. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and Mark Taiwan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taichung: Yuchi (Wenwu Temple & Wenwumiaohoushan Park).

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Taichung travel planning app .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Taichung is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Taichung, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December; daily highs in Taichung reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nantou
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Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village

2
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 25th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), don't miss a visit to Keelung Harbor, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Taipei online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Taichung to Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Taipei sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), Keelung Harbor
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Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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