15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chuncheon
— 1 night
Drive
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Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Busan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly

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Seoul

— 3 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.
Step out of Seoul to go to Paju and see DMZ Haemaru Village, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Seoul. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Chuncheon

— 1 night
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa and then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Sokcho

— 1 night
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sokcho trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Nature · Parks
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Gyeongju

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Seokguram, then steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, and then get curious at Silla Arts And Science Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, then contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sokcho to Gyeongju in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Busan

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get great views at Taejongdae, stroll around Yongdusan Park, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and finally see the interesting displays at Busan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Cheongsapo Daritdol Observatory, and finally make a trip to Haeundae Cinema Street.

Before you visit Busan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in May, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, head outdoors with Hamdeok Beach, and trek along Jeju Olle Trail Routes.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju day trip 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.