12 days in Taipei, Taichung & Kaohsiung Itinerary

12 days in Taipei, Taichung & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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Taipei
— 4 nights
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Taichung
— 4 nights
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Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
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Taipei

— 4 nights

City of Azaleas

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.
Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, take a stroll through Ximending, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, and get a tailor-made plan with Withlocals.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Taipei is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get a bit cooler in Taipei: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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Taichung

— 4 nights

Cultural City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taichung: Ren'ai Township (Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) & Cingjing Veterans Farm) and Sun Moon Lake (in Yuchi). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, make a trip to Niumatou Yizhi Wenhua Yuanqu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pusasi, and get a sense of history and politics at Wanchungong.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Taichung online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Taichung are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Kaohsiung

— 3 nights

Harbor City

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 10th (Mon): get great views at Sizihwan Scenic Area, head off the coast to Cijin Island, then don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, and finally explore the galleries of The Pier-2 Art Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Xiao Liu Qiu and then don't miss a visit to Longcheng Temple Wujia Temple.

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You can take a train from Taichung to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature

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