23 days in Taiwan & Seoul Itinerary

23 days in Taiwan & Seoul Itinerary

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Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 1 night
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Tainan, Taiwan
— 1 night
Drive
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Taichung, Taiwan
— 1 night
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 10 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan

City of Azaleas

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.
When in Taipei, make a side trip to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang, approximately Ruifang away. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Taipei 101, get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, contemplate the long history of Heritage And Culture Education Center Of Taipei, and pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Taipei route website.

Paris, France to Taipei is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Taipei is 7 hours. Traveling from Paris in May, expect Taipei to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

1
night
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Harbor City

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 2nd (Wed): make a trip to The Dome of Light, then take in the awesome beauty at Caishan Natural Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Taipei to Kaohsiung by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

1
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Tainan, Taiwan

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 3rd (Thu), gain insight at National Cheng Kung University, look for gifts at Hecheng Fanbuhang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Confucius Temple, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ji Dian Wu Miao.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tainan trip website.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Tainan in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Shopping

1
night
Taichung, Taiwan

Cultural City

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 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Rainbow Village Taichung, look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, then make a trip to Niumatou Yizhi Wenhua Yuanqu, and finally don't miss a visit to Tunghai University.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Taichung trip builder app.

Drive from Tainan to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Taichung are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

5
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Taipei, Taiwan

City of Azaleas

Venture out of the city with trips to YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli), Pingxi (Shifen Waterfall Walk Area & Shifen Old Street) and Leofoo Village Theme Park (in Guanxi). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. Explore Taipei further: stroll around Daan Forest Park, take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, make a trip to Danshuei, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Taipei road trip site.

You can drive from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

10
nights
Seoul, South Korea

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nami Island (in Chuncheon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul day trip planning app.

You can fly from Taipei to Seoul in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Taipei Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Taipei in June: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.