13 days in East Asia Itinerary

13 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip itinerary builder

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Seoul
— 2 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 1 night
Fly
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Seoul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chungju
— 1 night
Drive to Gimpo International Airport, Fly to Jeju
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Jeju
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seoul
— 4 nights

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Seoul

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, then take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Deoksugung and then find something for the whole family at Lotte World.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seoul online route builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Osan Air Base. December in Seoul sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Busan

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, and then admire the local landmark of Busan Station Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Yongdusan Park, get great views at Taejongdae, and then enjoy the sea views from Yeongdo Lighthouse.

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

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in December, expect Busan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 48°F and 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Seoul

— 2 nights
On the 31st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, contemplate the long history of Changdeokgung Palace, and then make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seoul day trip planning site.

Getting from Busan to Seoul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, Seoul is a bit cooler than Busan - with highs of 38°F and lows of 24°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chungju.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Chungju

— 1 night
Chungju is a city in North Chungcheong province, South Korea. To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chungju route builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seoul to Chungju. January in Chungju sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Chungju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Jeju

— 2 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Halla Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Udo, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jeju route builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chungju to Jeju. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Seoul

— 4 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Nami Island in Chuncheon (about 1h 40 min away). Explore Seoul further: take a stroll through Insadong, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seoul road trip app.

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip