8 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

8 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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8 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h
1
Taichung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tainan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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 29th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Uncle Guo Macaque Park, step into the grandiose world of XinShe Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Asia University Museum of Modern Art, and finally take a stroll through Daliyi Old Street. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at HouFeng Bikeway, hike along Dakeng No. 4 Trail, and then ponder the world of politics at Wanchungong.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Taichung online travel route planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Taichung is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get slightly colder in Taichung: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Trails Outdoors
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HouFeng Bikeway ©
HouFeng Bikeway
Asia University Museum of Modern Art ©
XinShe Castle ©
XinShe Castle

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 31st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ma Sha Gou Beach Recreation Area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nankun Nidai Tianfu, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Guanziling Hot Spring, examine the collection at National Museum of Taiwan History, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pujidian, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling).

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tainan trip builder .

Drive from Taichung to Tainan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tainan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) ©
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)
Guanziling Hot Spring ©
Guanziling Hot Spring
National Museum of Taiwan History ©

3
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 Black Dwarf Cave and Caishan Natural Park. Get some historical perspective at Wan Jin Church and Qijin Feng Shan Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: Beauty Cave (in Liuqiu) and Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park (in Majia). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Seaside Park, contemplate the long history of Qijin Xingkong Tunnel, take an in-depth tour of Cihou Fort, and examine the collection at Fengyi Academy.

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Getting from Tainan to Kaohsiung by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

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Side Trips

Liuqiu, Wan Jin Church, Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park
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Wan Jin Church ©
Wan Jin Church
Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park ©
Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park
Seaside Park ©
Seaside Park

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