5 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

5 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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5 days in Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Start: Kaohsiung
train:  2​h
1
Taichung
— 2 nights
2
Tainan
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
End: Kaohsiung

2
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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 24th (Tue): get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, then explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, then look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street, and finally stroll around Taichung Mingsu Park. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Carton King Creative Park - Dakeng, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland, then don't miss a visit to Tunghai University, and finally take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung.

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Kaohsiung to Taichung is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Taichung sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

1
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Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at Chimei Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then browse the range of quality goods at Hayashi Department Store, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Confucius Temple.

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Traveling by car from Taichung to Tainan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

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Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), then take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, then walk around Central Park Kaohsiung, and finally don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light.

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Take a train from Tainan to Kaohsiung in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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