7 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

7 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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7 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Taichung
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tainan
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Zhongxiao Night Market, Painted Animation Lane, Xitou Monster Village, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland and don't miss a visit to Rainbow Village Taichung.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taichung trip planner .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Taichung is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Taichung due to the time zone difference. In September in Taichung, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Xitou Monster Village
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FengJia Night Market ©
FengJia Night Market
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Anping Old Street, Garden Night Market, Blueprint Culture & Creative Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): deepen your knowledge of military history at Anping Fort (Anping gubao), then contemplate the long history of Anping Old Street, and then look for gifts at Garden Night Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tainan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Taichung to Tainan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Garden Night Market ©
Garden Night Market
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Anping Fort (Anping gubao) ©
Anping Fort (Anping gubao)

2
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ruifeng Night Market, Ai He (Love River), Cijin Island, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Qi Shan Old Street, browse the different shops at Dream Mall, and then hunt for treasures at Liuhe Tourist Night Market. On your second day here, head off the coast to Cijin Island, view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, then get outside with Ai He (Love River), then explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and finally look for gifts at Ruifeng Night Market.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kaohsiung holiday builder app .

Traveling by train from Tainan to Kaohsiung takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Nature Parks
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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