10 days in Taiwan, South Korea & North Korea Itinerary

10 days in Taiwan, South Korea & North Korea Itinerary

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Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 night
2
Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
4
Kaesong, North Korea
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Heritage And Culture Education Center Of Taipei.

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Bengaluru, India to Taipei is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST) is 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in July, with highs in Taipei at 40°C and lows at 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple

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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get outside with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and then kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, then stroll around Sarabong Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jeju trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Taipei to Jeju by flight takes about 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Jeju is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Gwaneumsa Temple ©
Gwaneumsa Temple
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

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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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Deoksugung, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and walk around Namsan Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Jeju to Seoul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. July in Seoul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kaesong.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong

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Kaesong, North Korea

Kaesong ©
Relatively relaxed and atmosphertic, the centuries-old city of Kaesong lies near the Demilitarized Zone and the border with South Korea, and has served as an industrial center since being traded to the North in the Korean War.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the views from Sonjuk Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Koryo Museum, then don't miss a visit to Concrete Wall, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of King Kongmin, and finally don't miss a visit to Sungkyunkwan University.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kaesong online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Seoul to Kaesong with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaesong

Historic Sites · Museums
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Tomb of King Kongmin ©
Tomb of King Kongmin
Sonjuk Bridge ©
Sonjuk Bridge
Concrete Wall ©
Concrete Wall

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