16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Daejeon
— 2 nights
Train
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Busan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jeju
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seoul
— 9 nights

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Daejeon

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, stroll through Yurim Park, then identify plant and animal life at Hanbat Arboretum, and finally make a trip to Skyroad. On the next day, walk around Ppuri Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daejeon O-World, then admire the masterpieces at Daejeon Museum of Art, and finally snap pictures at Expo Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Daejeon trip maker.

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major aiports are Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513), Kunsan Air Base and Osan Air Base. In March in Daejeon, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Busan

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): walk around Yongdusan Park, then don't miss a visit to BIFF Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally head outdoors with Haeundae Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and then get outside with Gwangalli Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Daejeon to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Daejeon in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Busan, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Jeju

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road), admire the sheer force of Cheonjiyeon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jeongbang Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Halla Mountain.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Jeju tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

9
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Jarasum Island (in Gapyeong-gun), Nami Island (in Chuncheon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seoul day trip planner.

Fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. April in Seoul sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.