5 days in Taipei & Taichung Itinerary

5 days in Taipei & Taichung Itinerary

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5 days in Taipei & Taichung Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  10​h
1
Taipei
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Taichung
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, and then hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei online visit planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Taipei is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Taipei hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, then identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, then don't miss a visit to Ziyunyan, and finally let little ones run wild at Zhenqian Renai Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Taichung trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Taichung sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science

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