7 days in Taiwan, South Korea & Tokyo Itinerary

7 days in Taiwan, South Korea & Tokyo Itinerary

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New Taipei, Taiwan
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Seoul, South Korea
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Tokyo, Japan
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New Taipei, Taiwan

— 1 night
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, and then pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. On your second day here, visit Ximending and then hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Taipei trip itinerary planning website.

Manila, Philippines to New Taipei is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila in October, expect nights in New Taipei to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, stop by Bukchon Hanok Village, and shop like a local with Namdaemun Market.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seoul trip planner.

You can fly from New Taipei to Seoul in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New Taipei to Seoul is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Taipei in October; daily highs in Seoul reach 22°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Tokyo, Japan

— 2 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a stroll through Ginza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, and finally make a trip to Tokyo Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Tokyo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in October: highs in Tokyo hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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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.