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

— 1 night

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.
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 11-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 fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Jeju, South Korea

— 2 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
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.

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Getting from Taipei to Jeju by flight takes about 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 fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Seoul, South Korea

— 3 nights
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.

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Getting from Jeju to Seoul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. 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 · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Kaesong, North Korea

— 2 nights

City of Pines

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.

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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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Taiwan travel guide

4.2
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.

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.

North Korea travel guide

3.4
Monuments · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Probably the world's most reclusive country, North Korea remains off the radar for most tourists. The few travelers who realize it's actually possible to take a trip to North Korea end up exploring only a small part of the country, accompanied at all times by official government guides. Isolated from the rest of the world, this communist state exists outside the realm of the 21st century, playing by its own rules and living in the shadow of its hereditary rulers' powerful personalities. If you do choose to spend your vacation in North Korea, prepare to discover a place quite unlike any other in the world--where the surprises may in turn delight and unsettle.