24 days in South Korea & Taiwan Itinerary

24 days in South Korea & Taiwan Itinerary

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24 days in South Korea & Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sokcho, South Korea
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Changnyeong-gun, South Korea
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Jeju, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
train + bus:  5​h
7
Hengchun, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Taichung, Taiwan
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Creative Life Store KEY. Step out of the city life by going to Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Insadong, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, appreciate the history behind Changdeokgung Palace, and explore the historical opulence of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Seoul is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Korea Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In September, Seoul is a bit cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 26°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Insadong ©
Insadong

3
nights
Sokcho, South Korea

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Get in touch with nature at Seoraksan National Park and Biryong Falls. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Geumganggul Cave, and don't miss a visit to Yeonggeumjeong.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sokcho route maker app .

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Sokcho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Biryong Falls ©
Biryong Falls

3
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get in touch with nature at Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village, stroll through Yongdusan Park, and kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach.

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Drive from Sokcho to Busan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sokcho in October, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Changnyeong-gun.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach

1
night
Changnyeong-gun, South Korea

Changnyeong-gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): trek along Hwawangsan Mountain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Upo Wetland.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Changnyeong-gun trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Busan to Changnyeong-gun with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Changnyeong-gun are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Changnyeong-gun

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Upo Wetland ©
Upo Wetland
Hwawangsan Mountain ©
Hwawangsan Mountain

5
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step out of the city life by going to Hamdeok Beach and Sangumburi Crater. Do your shopping at Dongmun Market and The Islander. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Cheonjiyeon Falls & Seongsan Ilchulbong). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Halla Mountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, see the interesting displays at Hallim Park, and step off the mainland to explore Udo.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Changnyeong-gun to Jeju. Traveling from Changnyeong-gun in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jeju, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong

3
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 in touch with nature at Yangmingshan National Park and Taipei Zoo. Do your shopping at Taipei 101 and Yuzhenxin. When in Taipei, make a side trip to see Elephant Trunk Rock in Ruifang, approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, let little ones run wild at Beauty Works Tokyo, and wander the streets of Ximending.

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Getting from Jeju to Taipei by flight takes about 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeju to Taipei. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jeju in October: highs in Taipei hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Elephant Trunk Rock
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Ximending
Ximending

2
nights
Hengchun, Taiwan

Hengchun ©
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
On the 16th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Southern Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Bay, and then make a trip to Guan Shan Fude Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hengchun using our trip planner.

You can drive from Taipei to Hengchun in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Hengchun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

1
night
Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland, and then look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Taichung sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hengchun to Taichung in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hengchun in October, Taichung is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science

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