16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 4 nights
2
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
4
Busan
— 4 nights

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 a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seoul trip maker tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Seoul is 6 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

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

4
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Jeongbang Waterfall, Cheonjiyeon Falls, &more). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, stroll through Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, and stroll around Halla Arboretum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Seoul in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jeju: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 25th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then get in on the family fun at Gyeongju World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Anapji Pond, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gyeongju tour itinerary website.

Getting from Jeju to Gyeongju by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In September, Gyeongju is a bit cooler than Jeju - with highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

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

4
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, examine the collection at Busan Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and get outside with Songjeong Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan online road trip planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Busan, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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

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