15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 3 nights
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Gyeongju
— 1 night
Fly
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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). The adventure continues: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, get outside with Sehwa Beach, and stroll around Sarabong Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jeju journey planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Jeju is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect nights in Jeju to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

3
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Busan

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, examine the collection at Busan Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Busan online day trip planner.

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. Traveling from Jeju in September, Busan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Gyeongju

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.
On the 9th (Thu), cool off at California Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju road trip planning site.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in September, you will find days in Gyeongju are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

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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.
Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at N Seoul Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Seoul route planning site.

Getting from Gyeongju to Seoul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Gyeongju in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Seoul. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

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.