9 days in Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

9 days in Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and National Museum of Natural Science. Change things up with these side-trips from Taichung: Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan), Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township) and Yuchi (Wenwu Temple & Sun Moon Lake). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taichung travel planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taichung is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of train, flight, and subway. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, you will find days in Taichung are colder (25°C), and nights are a bit cooler (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nantou, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area ©
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, make a trip to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taipei road trip website.

You can take a train from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Taipei are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Beitou Hot Spring ©
Beitou Hot Spring
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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