15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
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Busan
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 1 night
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Daegu
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 5 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hamdeok Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Seongsan Ilchulbong. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, stroll around Hallim Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roe Deer Observation Center.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jeju road trip planning website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Jeju is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong

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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 23rd (Thu), get outside with Gwangalli Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally stroll around Yongdusan Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Busan Museum, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and then visit Busan Gamcheon Culture Village.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Busan online trip itinerary builder.

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. April in Busan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

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Gyeongju

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Seokguram.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip maker app.

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Busan, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Daegu.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

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Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Donghwasa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheongna Hill, and then hunt for treasures at Seomun Market.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Daegu road trip site.

Drive from Gyeongju to Daegu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in April, you will find days in Daegu are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are slightly colder (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Seoul.

Things to do in Daegu

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Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Seomun Market
Seomun Market

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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.
Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Creative Life Store KEYfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Changdeokgung Palace, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and admire the striking features of Deoksugung.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Daegu to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Daegu in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Side Trips

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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