15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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

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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.
Family-friendly places like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace will thrill your kids. Pack the 15th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, walk around Haneul Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, and explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul travel route app.

Detroit, USA to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Seoul is 14 hours. Traveling from Detroit in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Seoul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Theme Park
Lotte World
3.5
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Garden
Namsan Park
4.4

1
night
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sokcho online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seoul in October since evenings lows in Sokcho dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Nature · Parks
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National Park
Seoraksan National Park
4.8

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then get curious at Silla Arts And Science Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju travel planner.

Drive from Sokcho to Gyeongju in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Bulguksa Temple
4.5
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Water Body
Anapji Pond
4.1

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then get outside with Haeundae Beach, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium. On the next day, get outside with Gwangalli Beach, then get great views at Taejongdae, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and finally walk around Yongdusan Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Busan day trip planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Busan, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
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Religious Site
Haedong Yonggung Temple
4.1

5
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Attractions like Seongsan Ilchulbong and Spirited Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach & O’sulloc Tea Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, get engrossed in the history at Jeju Museum of War History & Peace, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jeju trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Busan in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jeju, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Seongsan Ilchulbong
4.6
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Theme Park
Eco Land Theme Park
4.0

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