10 days in Taichung, Tainan & Hualien Itinerary

10 days in Taichung, Tainan & Hualien Itinerary

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10 days in Taichung, Tainan & Hualien Itinerary

Start: Taichung
1
Taichung
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tainan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hualien
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Taipei

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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Library of Public Information and Taida Shandi Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taichung: Fuci Tree (in Nantou City), National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute (in Caotun) and Wv Siv Farm (in Lugu). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taichung Baptist Church and make a trip to Yuan Zuei Shao Lai Shan.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Taichung trip builder .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport and Taipei Songshan Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Nantou
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nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) and Dadong Culture & Arts Center. Explore Tainan's surroundings by going to Xiao Nan Hai Guanyin Delubrum (in Niaosong), Fu'an Temple (in Checheng) and Caishan Natural Park (in Gushan). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple, explore the engaging exhibits at Tree Valley Life Science Museum, don't miss a visit to Central Park Station, and look for gifts at Hecheng Fanbuhang.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tainan trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Taichung to Tainan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Taichung in March; daily highs in Tainan reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kaohsiung, Fu'an Temple
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Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) ©
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)
Fu'an Temple ©
Fu'an Temple
Caishan Natural Park
Caishan Natural Park

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nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walami Trail and Fanshuliao. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Chihkeshan, make a trip to Sixty Stone Mountain - Mt. Liushidan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuocang Trail, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Yufu Bikeway.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hualien trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Tainan to Hualien takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Walami Trail ©
Walami Trail
Sixty Stone Mountain - Mt. Liushidan ©

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