17 days in Seoul, Jeonju & Taipei Itinerary

17 days in Seoul, Jeonju & Taipei Itinerary

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17 days in Seoul, Jeonju & Taipei Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Train:  15 h
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Jeonju, South Korea
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

7
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.
Step out of Seoul to go to Chuncheon and see Nami Island, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seoul online trip itinerary builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Seoul is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Seoul reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Jeonju.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Nami Island
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Insadong ©
Insadong

2
nights
Jeonju, South Korea

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Take a break from Jeonju with a short trip to Tapsa Temple in Jinan-gun, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Jeonju Hanok Village, examine the collection at Hanji Museum, get engrossed in the history at Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, and steep yourself in history at Jeonjuhyanggyo Confucian School.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jeonju trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Seoul to Jeonju by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In December in Jeonju, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tapsa Temple
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Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Tapsa Temple ©
Tapsa Temple
Jeonju Hanok Village ©
Jeonju Hanok Village

2
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul day trip app.

Getting from Jeonju to Seoul by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Jeonju in December, things will get a bit cooler in Seoul: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Taipei.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping Historic Sites
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Kwangjang Market ©
Kwangjang Market
Myeong-dong Cathedral ©
Myeong-dong Cathedral
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) ©
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

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.
Take a break from Taipei with a short trip to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Palace Museum, view the masterpieces at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Taipei online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Taipei takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Seoul to Taipei, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in January: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 22°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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