15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Bus:  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:  2 h
6
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street. Do your shopping at Namdaemun Market and Dongdaemun Market. When in Seoul, make a side trip to see Nami Island in Chuncheon, approximately Chuncheon away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Insadong, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and surround yourself with nature on DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seoul day trip planning website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seoul is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Seoul reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jeonju.

Things to do in Seoul

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Nami Island
Highlights from your plan
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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jeonju day trip planning website.

Take a train from Seoul to Jeonju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Jeonju can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Daegu.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites
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.
For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Daegu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jeonju to Daegu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Daegu sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a 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 photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju trip itinerary planning site.

Take a bus from Daegu to Gyeongju in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Daegu in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 3°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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.
Head to Dongmun Market and The Islanderfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at O’sulloc Tea Museum and Jeju Folk Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Soesokkak Estuary, &more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, examine the collection at Haenyeo Museum, take in the history at Seongeup Folk Village, and make a trip to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jeju trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gyeongju to Jeju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) 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, browse the eclectic array of goods at Gijang Market, and don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. January in Busan sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) 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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