8 days in Taichung, New Taipei & Taipei Itinerary

8 days in Taichung, New Taipei & Taipei Itinerary

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8 days in Taichung, New Taipei & Taipei Itinerary

Start: Taipei
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Taichung
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
New Taipei
— 1 night
train:  15​min
3
Taipei
— 4 nights
End: Taipei

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): experience rural life at Wuling Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Taichung trip builder website .

Taipei to Taichung is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Taichung are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Wildlife

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Changhua
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Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
Wuling Farm ©
Wuling Farm
Tianhou Temple ©
Tianhou Temple

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Bitan Scenic Area and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hongludi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Taipei trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Taichung to New Taipei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in New Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in New Taipei

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark
Bitan Scenic Area ©
Bitan Scenic Area

4
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.
Shilin Night Market has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple) and Yang Ming Shan Qing Tian Gang. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songshan Ciyou Temple, appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yangmingshan National Park, and hike along Tiger Mountain Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip site .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple) ©
Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple)
Songshan Ciyou Temple ©
Songshan Ciyou Temple

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