6 days in Taipei, Taichung & Keelung Itinerary

6 days in Taipei, Taichung & Keelung Itinerary

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6 days in Taipei, Taichung & Keelung Itinerary

Start: Taoyuan District
Drive:  45​min
1
Taipei
— 1 night
2
Taichung
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Keelung
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Taoyuan District

1
night
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 12th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei itinerary maker .

Taoyuan District to Taipei is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In December, daytime highs in Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tunghai University, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, then take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pusasi. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, stop by Mark Taiwan, and then get curious at National Museum of Natural Science.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Taichung journey planning app .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Keelung.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
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National Museum of Natural Science ©
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

3
nights
Keelung

Keelung ©
A rainy port city close to the capital, Keelung appeals to visitors with its famous night market and wealth of historic structures.
Get out of town with these interesting Keelung side-trips: Toucheng (Guishan Island, Lanyang Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Wangyou Valley, step off the mainland to explore Heping Island Park, make a trip to Keelung Harbor, and stroll around Chaojing Park.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Keelung trip builder app .

You can drive from Taichung to Keelung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Keelung

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Toucheng
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Heping Island Park ©
Heping Island Park
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Wangyou Valley ©
Wangyou Valley

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