43 days in Taiwan, Paris & Seoul Itinerary

43 days in Taiwan, Paris & Seoul Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 11 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 5 nights
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 5 nights
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Tainan, Taiwan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Taichung, Taiwan
— 6 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights
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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (L'Orangerie, Palace of Versailles, &more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Maison de Claude Monet a Vetheuil (in Vetheuil). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — Jun 2:

5
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Taipei, Taiwan

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Wangyou Valley (in Zhongzheng District), Ruifang (Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) & Elephant Trunk Rock) and Shifen Waterfall (in Pingxi). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Taipei 101, surround yourself with nature on YOLO Taiwan, get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Paris to Taipei in 17 hours. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Paris to Taipei due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Taipei: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Kenting National Park (in Hengchun), Liuqiu Dive (in Pingtung City) and Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiao Nan Hai Guanyin Delubrum, make a trip to Nei Wei Bi Cultural Park, identify plant and animal life at Andy's Cab - Private Tour Guide, and take in the awesome beauty at Caishan Natural Park.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung vacation builder site.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Kaohsiung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

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Tainan, Taiwan

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tainan: Fanlu (Nioubuzai Grassland, Zihyun Temple, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Yong Cheng Cinema, make a trip to Hai Shan Pai le Di, walk around Baihe Lotus Park, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Anping Fort (Anping gubao).

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tainan trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Tainan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 18:

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Taichung, Taiwan

Cultural City

Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taichung: Ren'ai Township (Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) & Cingjing Veterans Farm), Sun Moon Lake (in Yuchi) and Sunglungyen Waterfall (in Nantou). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Lukang Mayor's Residence, stroll around Civic Park, examine the collection at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence, and contemplate the long history of Lukang Wenwu Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Taichung trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tainan to Taichung in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Taichung sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 24:

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Taipei, Taiwan

City of Azaleas

Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip planner.

Getting from Taichung to Taipei by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

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Seoul, South Korea

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Hyowon Park) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower, stroll around Banpo Hangang Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seoul online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Taipei to Seoul in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Seoul is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Taipei in June: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 3:

Taiwan travel guide

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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.