15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  6 h
1
Seoul
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Jeonju
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Daegu
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
4
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  30 min
5
Jeju
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h
6
Busan
— 3 nights
+3
Subway + Fly + Foot + Train:  7 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lotte World. Get some cultural insight at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong. Changdeokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Seoul to go to Chuncheon and see Nami Island, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Myeongdong Shopping Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Dongdaemun Market, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, and steep yourself in history at Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun).

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul travel itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seoul is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Seoul is little chillier than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Jeonju.

Things to do in Seoul

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nami Island
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

1
night
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nambu Market as well as Jeonju Makgeolli Town. On the 8th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Nambu Market and then get a taste of local nightlife at Jeonju Makgeolli Town.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jeonju tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Seoul to Jeonju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Jeonju, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Daegu.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Jeondong Catholic Church ©
Jeondong Catholic Church
Omokdae and Imokdae ©
Omokdae and Imokdae

1
night
Daegu

Daegu
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Daegu route planning tool.

You can drive from Jeonju to Daegu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jeonju in May, you will find days in Daegu are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daegu

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Seomun Market
Seomun Market
Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine ©

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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gyeongju attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Daegu to Gyeongju in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Daegu in May: highs in Gyeongju hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

3
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Do your shopping at The Islander and Dongmun Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like O’sulloc Tea Museum and Seongeup Folk Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju Folk Village, &more). There's much more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, take an in-depth tour of Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, and make a trip to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road).

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeju online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Gyeongju to Jeju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
O’sulloc Tea Museum ©
O’sulloc Tea Museum
Seongeup Folk Village ©
Seongeup Folk Village

3
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple, and hunt for treasures at Gijang Market.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In May, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gijang Market ©
Gijang Market
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Seokbulsa Temple ©
Seokbulsa Temple

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