18 days in South Korea & Taiwan Itinerary

18 days in South Korea & Taiwan Itinerary

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18 days in South Korea & Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Riga, Latvia


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6
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Poopoo Land, National Museum of Korea, DMZ Haemaru Village, and other attractions. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul vacation planner .

Riga, Latvia to Seoul is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Riga to Seoul, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Riga in March: highs in Seoul hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

3
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium as well as Oryukdo Skywalk. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, get great views at Taejongdae, snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae

2
nights
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre and then head outdoors with Ai He (Love River). Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, and then don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kaohsiung sightseeing planner.

Fly from Busan to Kaohsiung in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Busan to Kaohsiung is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Busan in March, things will get much hotter in Kaohsiung: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. You'll set off for Taipei on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Museums Parks
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beitou Hot Spring as well as Yeh Liu Geo Park. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Taipei journey app .

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kaohsiung in March, with highs in Taipei at 25°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

YehLiu Geopark
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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