Planning a trip for two to taichung & taipei this April...(which is in a few weeks time!)
Day 1 – Arrive at Taoyuan Airport at 13:35
Take shuttle bus from Taoyuan Airport to HSE Taoyuan then take HSR to Taichung and lastly, take a taxi to Taichung city (to our accommodation) (I’m estimating that the entire travelling time would take ~1 hr 30 mins)
Arrive at accomodation (at around 15:30 or so, hopefully no delays)
Visit Fengjia night market in the late evening/night. Then back to minsu.
Any suggestions on what we can do before visiting fengjia night market at night? :)
Is there time to visit 心之芳庭 and 纸箱王 at 大坑?
Any suggestions on the places we could stay in Taichung? We are looking at Apple vacation, kiwi express hotel and 民宿－J&I逢甲美宿馆. We are most likely considering the last minsu option. Hope to get some advice :)
Day 2 – We plan to go to Shinshe from Taichung (take the fengyuan bus to shinshe and then take the shuttle service 新社协会接驳导览车 which requires advance booking) (not sure how long this would take, estimating ~1 hr 30 mins)
Places we intend to visit in Shinshe are Lavender Cottage, Princess Annie’s Garden, summit resort and mushroom garden (seems like there are a few, not sure which is the recommended one) We’re hoping to spend only max. 4 hrs at Shinshe as we would like to visit Sun Moon Lake in the afternoon and then catch a bus back to Taichung (get our luggages) and then back to Taipei by bus/HSR. Is enough time to fulfill the itinerary for day 2?
Day 3 – In Taipei (Accomodation most likely at Ximending)
YangMingShan + visit the Zhuzihu Calla Lily Festival 2012
Xin Bei Tou (Any recommendations for hot spring?)
Shilin night market
Day 4 – In Taipei
Hello Kitty Café (near Zhongxiao Fuxing Station), Taipei 101, Mr J’s Restaurant near Taipei Medical University.
Wu Fen Pu + Raohe night market
Day 5 – Accomodation at Jiufen (minsu)
Set off early to Jiufen.
Yehliu geopark or gold ecological park
Day 6 - Accomodation back at Ximending
yehliu geopark or gold ecological park
Shifen (to release sky lanterns)
tamshui + fisherman's wharf (if time permits)
Day 7 – Home sweet home (14:35 flight)
Hope to get some feedback on the itinerary :) Thanks!