13 days in Taipei, Taichung & Kaohsiung Itinerary

13 days in Taipei, Taichung & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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Taipei
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Taichung
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Kaohsiung
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and admire the striking features of Taipei 101.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Taipei attractions planning app.

Manila, Philippines to Taipei is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly. In May, Taipei is slightly colder than Manila - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Tours

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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.
Explore Taichung's surroundings by going to Ren'ai Township (Cingjing Veterans Farm & Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)) and Sun Moon Lake (in Yuchi). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, hike along Dakeng No.2 Trail, admire the striking features of Wanchungong, and relax and rejuvenate at SenLing Spa Massage - Shalu.

Make your Taichung itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Nature · Spas · Neighborhoods

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Kaohsiung

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: Chimei Museum (in Rende), Anping Tree House (in Anping) and West Central District (Hayashi Department Store & Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cijigong, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and examine the collection at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip app.

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 on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

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