16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan
— 2 nights
2
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
3
Sokcho
— 2 nights
4
Seoul
— 4 nights
5
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights

2
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge, kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan trip maker.

Berlin, Germany to Busan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Busan, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Busan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time 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
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae

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.
On the 13th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then engage your brain at Silla Arts And Science Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Daereungwon Tomb Complex, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, and then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Gyeongju, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

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

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 15th (Thu), hike along Ulsanbawi Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinheungsa Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sokcho vacation builder.

Getting from Gyeongju to Sokcho by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sokcho can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Sinheungsa Temple ©
Sinheungsa Temple

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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, wander the streets of Myeongdong Shopping Street, and explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Seoul sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

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

4
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Cheonjiyeon Falls, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, and get outside with Hyeopjae Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Jeju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

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