11 days in Taipei & Taichung Itinerary

11 days in Taipei & Taichung Itinerary

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11 days in Taipei & Taichung Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Taichung
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Step out of Taipei with an excursion to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, take in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring, take a stroll through Ximending, and make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Taipei road trip planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, you will find days in Taipei are colder (23°C), and nights are little chillier (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taichung: Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake & Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village) and Ren'ai Township (Cingjing Veterans Farm & Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, don't miss a visit to Wufeng Nonghui Jiuzhuang, admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and see the interesting displays at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taichung tour planner .

Traveling by car from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Taichung, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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