5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Ipoh
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
New Taipei
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Taichung
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  9​h 45​min
End: Ipoh

2
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), then make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and then take a stroll through Ximending. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New Taipei road trip planning site .

Ipoh, Malaysia to New Taipei is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Ipoh in February: highs in New Taipei hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Taichung.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Ximending
Ximending

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Taichung Baptist Church, then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Taichung online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from New Taipei to Taichung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taichung

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Niaosong Wetland Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung trip planner .

You can take a train from Taichung to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taichung in February: high temperatures in Kaohsiung hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Wildlife Parks
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Niaosong Wetland Park ©
Niaosong Wetland Park

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