15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Beomeosa Temple and Gwangbokro Culture and Fashion street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallery Mare and Gallery 604. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Songdo Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, take in the exciting artwork at Radium Art Center, and head outdoors with Songjeong Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Busan trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Busan is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Atlanta to Busan. While traveling from Atlanta, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Shopping Museums
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UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, thencontemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gyeongju road trip website.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in June, you will find days in Gyeongju are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get a sense of the local culture at Spirited Garden and Jeju Museum of War History & Peace. Get in touch with nature at Hallim Park and Hyeopjae Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (PLAY KPOP, Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, walk around Bijarim Forest, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and admire the natural beauty at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Jeju attractions planner.

You can fly from Gyeongju to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spirited Garden ©
Spirited Garden

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Times Square Mall and LINE Friends Flagship Store Myeongdong Station. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gwanghwamun Gate and Namsangol Hanok Village. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Seoul Museum of History, examine the collection at National Palace Museum of Korea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine, and make a trip to Bongeunsa Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seoul day trip site.

Getting from Jeju to Seoul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park

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