11 days in Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

11 days in Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

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11 days in Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Taichung
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Taipei
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
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.
Visit Taichung Baptist Church and Lugang Old Street for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Rainbow Village Taichung and 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan. Get out of town with these interesting Taichung side-trips: Fangyuan Lighthouse (in Fangyuan), Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake & Wenwu Temple) and Fenghuanggu Bird Park (in Nantou City). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lugang Longshan Temple, and admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Taichung road trip planning site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taichung is an approximately 10-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October; daily highs in Taichung reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nantou, Changhua, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Taipei 101. Yangmingshan National Park and Lungshan Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Shifen Waterfall (in Pingxi), Long Dong Wan Cape Trail (in Gongliao) and Japanese-style residential (in Ruifang). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ximending, explore the striking landscape at Yeh Liu Geo Park, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Qixing Mountain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Taipei trip planner .

You can take a train from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Taipei are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple

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