8 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

8 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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8 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  9​h
1
Taichung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tainan
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yichung Shopping Street as well as Taiwan Balloon Museum. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Taiwan Balloon Museum, look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street, stop by Sugar & Spice - Taichung Fengjia, then admire the masterpieces at Asia University Museum of Modern Art, then see the interesting displays at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, and finally grab your bike and head to HouFeng Bikeway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Dasyushan Forest Recreation Area, then contemplate the long history of Lukang, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lugang Longshan Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Taichung trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Taichung is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Singapore in December, you will find days in Taichung are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are colder (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Changhua
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Asia University Museum of Modern Art ©
Lugang Longshan Temple ©
Lugang Longshan Temple
Lukang ©
Lukang

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Anping Guanyinting, examine the collection at National Museum of Taiwan History, appreciate the extensive heritage of Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling), then look for gifts at Hecheng Fanbuhang, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Taiwan Literature. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nankun Nidai Tianfu, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Guanziling Hot Spring.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tainan sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Taichung to Tainan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Taichung in December, with highs in Tainan at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) ©
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)
National Museum of Taiwan History ©
National Museum of Taiwan History
Guanziling Hot Spring ©
Guanziling Hot Spring

3
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
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 explore and learn at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and Fengyi Academy. Head to Taroko Park and Kaohsiung Port Warehouse No. 2for plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park (in Majia) and Wan Jin Church (in Wanluan). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Caishan Natural Park, engage your brain at National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mingxinshe Xiushan Temple, and grab your bike and head to Seaside Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung route maker app .

Take a train from Tainan to Kaohsiung in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wan Jin Church, Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts ©
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Wan Jin Church ©
Wan Jin Church
Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park ©
Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park

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