5 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

5 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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5 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Start: Kaohsiung
train:  2​h
1
Taichung
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Tainan
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
End: Kaohsiung

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 1st (Sun), engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, then stop by Yichung Shopping Street, and finally stroll around Taichung Mingsu Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Carton King Creative Park - Dakeng, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland, then don't miss a visit to Tunghai University, and finally take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Taichung online sightseeing planner .

Kaohsiung to Taichung is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Taichung sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

1
night
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Chimei Museum, contemplate the long history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Confucius Temple.

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Traveling by car from Taichung to Tainan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

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Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

1
night
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, then stroll around Central Park Kaohsiung, and finally make a trip to The Dome of Light.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kaohsiung online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Tainan to Kaohsiung takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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