9 days in Seoul & Taipei Itinerary

9 days in Seoul & Taipei Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Changgyeonggung Palace and Gwanghwamun Gate. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and LINE FRIENDS - Ehwa Branchfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Insadong, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jogyesa Temple, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, and get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip maker.

Washington DC, USA to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Washington DC to Seoul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Taipei.

Things to do in Seoul

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Taipei, Taiwan

— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eslite Bookstore - Xinyi and MyTaiwanTour Travel Services. Do your shopping at Taipei 101 and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Miniatures Museum of Taiwan, get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, contemplate the long history of Dalongdong Bao An Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei road trip planning site.

You can fly from Seoul to Taipei in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time to Taipei Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, Taipei is a bit warmer than Seoul - with highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

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