8 days in Taipei, Taichung & Xiulin Itinerary

8 days in Taipei, Taichung & Xiulin Itinerary

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Start: Taipei
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Taichung
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Xiulin
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Taipei

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.
You've now added Shilin Night Market to your itinerary. Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring, appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei 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 October, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark
Beitou Hot Spring ©
Beitou Hot Spring

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 7th (Sun), get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, and then stop by Rainbow Village Taichung.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Taichung visit planner.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Xiulin.

Things to do in Taichung

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

2
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): trek along Shakadang Trail, then get outside with Zhuilu Old Trail, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Xiangde Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Taroko Gorge and then admire the verdant scenery at Mukumugi Valley.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Xiulin vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Taichung to Xiulin in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail

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