16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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16 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Katowice
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Seoul
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Gwangju
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Daegu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Busan
— 6 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Katowice

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: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seoul online day trip planner.

Katowice, Poland to Seoul is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Katowice to Seoul. When traveling from Katowice in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

2
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Pungam Reservoir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unjusa, and then admire the masterpieces at Han Hee-won Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll around U.Square Cultural Center and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wolbongseowon.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gwangju itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Seoul to Gwangju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Gwangju. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Daegu.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Unjusa
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Unjusa ©
Unjusa
Han Hee-won Museum of Art ©
Han Hee-won Museum of Art

2
nights
Daegu

Daegu
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gayasan National Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Seomun Market, stroll around Apsan Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Donghwasa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Daegu online holiday planner.

Getting from Gwangju to Daegu by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Daegu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Apsan Park
Apsan Park
Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Seomun Market
Seomun Market

6
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Explore Busan's surroundings by going to Gyeongju (Anapji Pond & Gyeongju National Museum). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, stroll around Yongdusan Park, get engrossed in the history at Bokcheon Museum, and head outdoors with Songjeong Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Busan trip planner.

Drive from Daegu to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Busan are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Gyeongju
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

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