11 days in Taipei, Taichung & Nantou Itinerary

11 days in Taipei, Taichung & Nantou Itinerary

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11 days in Taipei, Taichung & Nantou Itinerary

Start: Buriram
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Taichung
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Nantou
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Buriram

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.
When in Taipei, make a side trip to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and admire the striking features of Taipei 101.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Taipei sightseeing planner .

Buriram, Thailand to Taipei is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Buriram to Taipei, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Buriram in December: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 23°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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 18th (Wed), make a trip to Rainbow Village Taichung and then identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Wuling Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Taichung trip itinerary app .

Getting from Taipei to Taichung by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; 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 on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods
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Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland
Wuling Farm ©
Wuling Farm
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

4
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Nantou is known for nature, parks, theme parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), and experience rural life at Sun Moon Lake Toushehuo Basin Recreation Farm.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nantou trip maker app .

Nantou is very close to Taichung. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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