8 days in Taipei & Taichung Itinerary

8 days in Taipei & Taichung Itinerary

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8 days in Taipei & Taichung Itinerary

Start: Taipei
1
Taipei
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Taichung
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Taipei

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Taipei Zoo and Leofoo Village Theme Park. Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Tamshui Yuandao Guanyin Temple (in Tamsui). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, wander the streets of Ximending, get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, and explore the striking landscape of Yangmingshan National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip planner .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport. In October, daytime highs in Taipei are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Taipei, Leofoo Village Theme Park
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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

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.
On the 8th (Tue), get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, stop by Mark Taiwan, and then experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pusasi and then find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taichung trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Nantou
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Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
National Museum of Natural Science ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm

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