15 days in South Korea & Kota Kinabalu Itinerary

15 days in South Korea & Kota Kinabalu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
2
Jeju, South Korea
— 3 nights
3
Sokcho, South Korea
— 3 nights
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
5
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 1 day

3
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Gamcheon Culture Village has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Gimhae National Museum and Tongdosa Temple. Get in touch with nature at Hwangnyeongsan Mountain and Jangsan Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Yongdusan Park and snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Busan trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Busan is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Busan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Busan at °C and lows at °C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tongdosa Temple, Gimhae National Museum
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Hwangnyeongsan Mountain ©
Hwangnyeongsan Mountain
Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village
Gimhae National Museum ©
Gimhae National Museum

3
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You've added Jeju Dinosaur Land, Trickeye Museum, Hallasan, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dongmun Market and Saebyeol Oreum. There's more to do: hike along Jeju Olle Trail Routes.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeju day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Sokcho.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Jeju Olle Trail Routes
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallasan
Hallasan
Trickeye Museum ©
Trickeye Museum

3
nights
Sokcho, South Korea

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Abai Village, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Geumganggul Cave, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sokcho tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Jeju to Sokcho takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Goseong-gun
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Geumganggul Cave ©
Geumganggul Cave
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 3D Black Art Museum and Gwanghwamun Gate. Visiting Bukhansan National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Step out of Seoul with an excursion to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongeunsa Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul trip maker app.

Drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hwaseong Fortress
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Insadong ©
Insadong

1
day
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
On the 2nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Seoul to Kota Kinabalu in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Kota Kinabalu is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in January: high temperatures in Kota Kinabalu hover around °C and lows are around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding

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