8 days in Kaohsiung, Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

8 days in Kaohsiung, Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

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8 days in Kaohsiung, Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h
1
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Taichung
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Shenyang

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Qi Jing Bathing Beach and Floating Palace. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at One2 Tea House and Kuchan Shopping District. Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple (in Annan) and Tainan Station (in East District). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Siao Liou Ciou Ge Ban Bay Beach Venice Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiao Nan Hai Guanyin Delubrum, and make a trip to Longcheng Temple Wujia Temple.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kaohsiung trip itinerary maker website .

London, UK to Kaohsiung is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Kaohsiung due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Kaohsiung hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tainan, Siao Liou Ciou Ge Ban Bay Beach Venice Beach
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Tainan Station
Tainan Station
Longcheng Temple Wujia Temple ©
Longcheng Temple Wujia Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mona Rudao Memorial Stele, get into the urban bustle at Zhongxingxin Village, and then look for gifts at Zhongyou Department Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Beach, and then make a trip to Carp Pond Water Reservoir Scenic Lookouts.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Taichung visit planner.

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nantou, Carp Pond Water Reservoir Scenic Lookouts

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), stroll through Laomei Green Reef, then browse the different shops at Q Square, and then stop by Linhuatai Tea Shop.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Taipei travel planner .

Traveling by train from Taichung to Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Laomei Green Reef
Highlights from your plan
Q Square ©
Q Square
Laomei Green Reef ©
Laomei Green Reef

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