16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
2
Busan
— 3 nights
3
Gyeongju
— 1 night
4
Sokcho
— 2 nights
5
Chuncheon
— 1 night
6
Seoul
— 3 nights

4
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach & Seongsan Ilchulbong). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Hyeopjae Beach, head outdoors with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Udo.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Jeju fast, fun, and easy.

Seattle, USA to Jeju is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Seattle to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Udo ©
Udo

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: get outside with Haeundae Beach, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Busan road trip planning app.

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. In May, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Fri), get curious at Silla Arts And Science Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gyeongju trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Gyeongju, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): trek along Ulsanbawi Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Cheonjin Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, then get outside with Osaek Jujeongol Valley, and finally take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sokcho trip planning app.

Drive from Gyeongju to Sokcho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Cheonjin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley

1
night
Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Gugok Pokpo and then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island.

Make your Chuncheon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Sokcho to Chuncheon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Chuncheon are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island

3
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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheonggyecheon Stream, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seoul online day trip planner.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Seoul in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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