22 days in Taiwan & London Itinerary

22 days in Taiwan & London Itinerary

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22 days in Taiwan & London Itinerary

Start: Taipei, Taiwan
1
Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Taichung, Taiwan
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 10 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Taipei, Taiwan

4
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang), Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Shifen Waterfall (in Pingxi). On the 31st (Sun), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, steep yourself in history at The Lin Yutang House, and hunt for treasures at Shilin Night Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei road trip website .

If you are flying in from Taiwan, the closest major airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

5
nights
Taichung, Taiwan

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 Taichung's surroundings by going to Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake & Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village), Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan) and Ren'ai Township (Cingjing Veterans Farm & Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hutou Mountain, take a peaceful walk through Lotus Forest, pause for some serene contemplation at Taichung Baptist Church, and see the interesting displays at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taichung trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Taichung are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Taichung

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

10
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Taichung to London takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Taichung to London, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, London is cooler than Taichung - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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