6 days in Taiwan Itinerary

6 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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6 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Taichung
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Hualien
— 1 night
train:  3​h
3
New Taipei
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): try for a hole-in-one at Minigolf Taichung.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Taichung trip builder tool .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Taichung is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, things will get a bit cooler in Taichung: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taichung

Childrens Museums Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Flying Cow Ranch
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National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Flying Cow Ranch ©
Flying Cow Ranch
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland

1
night
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): walk around Chishingtan Scenic Area and then trek along Taroko Gorge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hualien online journey maker .

Getting from Taichung to Hualien by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

3
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei ©
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Family-friendly places like Taipei Zoo and Leofoo Village Theme Park will thrill your kids. When in New Taipei, make a side trip to see National Palace Museum in Shilin, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), admire the striking features of Taipei 101, take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, and pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Taipei tour planning site .

You can take a train from Hualien to New Taipei in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. December in New Taipei sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Taipei, Leofoo Village Theme Park
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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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