31 days in Taipei & South Korea Itinerary

31 days in Taipei & South Korea Itinerary

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31 days in Taipei & South Korea Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Taipei, Taiwan
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sokcho, South Korea
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Andong, South Korea
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Gyeongju, South Korea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Busan, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Jeju, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Paris, France

7
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

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.
Get some historical perspective at Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple) and Taipei Confucius Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at National Palace Museum and Dalongdong Bao An Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Wulai (in Wulai), Lanyang Museum (in Toucheng) and Neiwan Old Street (in Hengshan). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Miniatures Museum of Taipei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songshan Ciyou Temple, take a stroll through Ximending, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip planner .

Paris, France to Taipei is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Paris to Taipei, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in April, you will find days in Taipei are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

New Taipei, Fuxing District, Lanyang Museum, Neiwan Old Street
Highlights from your plan
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

6
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hwaseong Fortress and Trickeye Museum Seoul. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Mulhyanggi Arboretum (in Osan), Ewhawon (in Gapyeong-gun) and Saegae Ggot Botanical Garden (in Asan). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Insadong, take an in-depth tour of Seoul Museum of History, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, and get to know the fascinating history of Changgyeonggung Palace.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planner.

You can fly from Taipei to Seoul in 5.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taipei to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Taipei in April, expect nights in Seoul to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saegae Ggot Botanical Garden, Mulhyanggi Arboretum, Ewhawon, Hwaseong Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress

2
nights
Sokcho, South Korea

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sokcho attractions planner .

You can drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Mountain Museum ©
National Mountain Museum

3
nights
Andong, South Korea

Andong ©
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gounsa Temple, see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum, then steep yourself in history at Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and finally contemplate the long history of Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Imcheonggak House, take a stroll through Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon), then see the interesting displays at Yugyo Munhwa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Yiyuksa Munhakgwan.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Andong trip maker site .

You can drive from Sokcho to Andong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Andong sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gounsa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy ©
Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy

1
night
Gyeongju, South Korea

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
On the 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon, then contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Oksan Seowon. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Seokguram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golgulsa Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, then steep yourself in history at Geumgwanchong Tomb, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girimsa Temple.

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Traveling by bus from Andong to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Oksan Seowon ©
Oksan Seowon

4
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Haedong Yonggung Temple and Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gamcheon Culture Village and Yeojwacheon Stream. Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Gimhae National Museum (in Gimhae), Tongdosa Temple (in Yangsan) and Junam Reservoir (in Changwon). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Songdo Beach, kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Sinseondae, and take in the views from Busan Harbor Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Busan road trip planning site .

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gyeongju in April, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Changwon, Gimhae, Tongdosa Temple, Sinseondae
Highlights from your plan
Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Songdo Beach ©
Songdo Beach

4
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Samseonghyeol and World Seashell Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Geomunoreum and Jeju 1100 Altitude Wetland. Go for a jaunt from Jeju to Seogwipo to see Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonunjeongsa Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Jeju road trip tool .

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Geomunoreum ©
Geomunoreum
Samseonghyeol ©
Samseonghyeol
Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak ©
Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak

2
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongeunsa Temple. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream, then take an in-depth tour of The National Folk Museum of Korea, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (branch), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul day trip planning tool .

Getting from Jeju to Seoul by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan

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