31 days in South Korea, Taipei & Tokyo Itinerary

31 days in South Korea, Taipei & Tokyo Itinerary

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31 days in South Korea, Taipei & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
+2
Fly + subway + train:  22​h 45​min
1
Taipei, Taiwan
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

8
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.
Appreciate the collections at Taipei 101 and Eslite Bookstore - Xinyi. Head to Lanyang Museum and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hallfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum (in Yingge), National Center for Traditional Arts (in Wujie) and The Lin Family Mansion and Garden (in Banqiao). Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Leofoo Village Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Big City, steep yourself in history at 228 Peace Memorial Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Jiaosi Hot Spring.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taipei holiday website .

Toronto, Canada to Taipei is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get much warmer in Taipei: highs are around 25°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

New Taipei, Hsinchu, Jiaoxi, Lanyang Museum, National Center for Traditional Arts
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Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple) ©
Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple)
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

6
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Hase-dera Temple and Memorial Warships Mikasa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing) and Lalique Museum Hakone. Venture out of the city with trips to Morito Shrine (in Hayama-machi), Hakone-machi (Choanji Temple, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, & more) and Kamakura (Kōtoku-in, Sasuke Inari Shrine, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Enoshima Sea Candle, make a trip to Torozakadaishi Kiridoshi Tunnel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hongaku-ji Temple, and get a new perspective on nature at Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History.

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You can fly from Taipei to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Taipei to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Taipei in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Odawara, Fujisawa, Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson)
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art

6
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Popular historic sites such as Seongeup Folk Village and Arario Museum Dongmun Motel are in your itinerary. Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and Angel and Woodcutter Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (World Seashell Museum, Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, browse the exhibits of Maze Land, get engrossed in the history at Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at The Islander.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jeju online vacation builder .

You can fly from Tokyo to Jeju in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Bonte Museum ©
Bonte Museum
Seongeup Folk Village ©
Seongeup Folk Village
Haenyeo Museum ©
Haenyeo Museum

8
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gyeongbokgung Palace and Trickeye Museum Seoul. Explore hidden gems such as Changgyeonggung Palace and Deoksugung. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take an in-depth tour of Seoul Museum of History, explore the world behind art at Seoul Arts Center, and gain insight at Seodaemun Prison History Hall.

Before you visit Seoul, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

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