15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Busan
— 2 nights
2
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
3
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
4
Seoul
— 4 nights

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, get great views at Taejongdae, and take in the exciting artwork at Shinsegae Gallery.

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

Madison, USA to Busan is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madison in August, with highs in Busan at 87°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

2
nights
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
On the 14th (Fri), make a splash at California Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Anapji Pond, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Ulsan Daegok Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju online travel route planner.

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in August, you will find days in Gyeongju are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ulsan Daegok Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

5
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, get outside with Sehwa Beach, indulge in some culinary diversions at O'ngo Food Communications - Jeju Private Day Tours, and kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Jeju trip builder website.

You can fly from Gyeongju to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong

4
nights
Seoul

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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Seoul road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace

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