15 days in South Korea & Kota Kinabalu Itinerary

15 days in South Korea & Kota Kinabalu Itinerary

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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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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 Busan Harbor Bridge. Get in touch with nature at Hwangnyeongsan Mountain and Jangsan Mountain. Step out of Busan to go to Yangsan and see Tongdosa Temple, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Yongdusan Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Busan trip builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Busan is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Busan. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Busan at 10°C and lows at 0°C. You'll set off for Jeju on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gimhae National Museum, Tongdosa Temple
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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.
On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain interesting insight with Abai Village, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, then Head underground at Geumganggul Cave, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sokcho trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Jeju to Sokcho in 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 · Museums

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 Seoul Arts Center. 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 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, pause for some photo ops at Gwanghwamun Gate, and see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul.

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 3°C, and evening lows to -5°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 36°C and lows are around 28°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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