14 days in South Korea Itinerary

14 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea vacation planner

Make it your trip
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Cheju
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 1 night
Fly
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Seoul
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 4 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Go for a jaunt from Jeju to Seogwipo to see Seongsan Ilchulbong about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, walk around Jeju April 3rd Peace Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jeju online road trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Jeju is an approximately 21-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bristol to Jeju, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Busan

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Busan online journey maker.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In February, daytime highs in Busan are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Gyeongju

— 1 night

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Silla Arts And Science Museum, steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gyeongju road trip planning app.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Gyeongju, with highs around 5°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

Seoul

— 5 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.
Pack the 11th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and stop by Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary app.

Getting from Gyeongju to Seoul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Gyeongju in February, expect slightly colder with lows of -4°C in Seoul. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.