16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Incheon
— 1 night
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Daejeon
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 4 nights
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Daegu
— 3 nights
5
Seoul
— 5 nights

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1
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Incheon

Incheon ©
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
On the 19th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chinatown.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Incheon road trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Incheon is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Incheon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Incheon is colder than Sydney - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Daejeon.
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Chinatown ©
Chinatown

2
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, explore the world behind art at Daejeon Museum of Art, and then don't miss a visit to Skyroad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Currency Museum, get curious at Expo Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanbat Arboretum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Daejeon Observatory.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Daejeon online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Incheon to Daejeon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Incheon in December since evenings lows in Daejeon dip to -7°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Busan.

Things to do in Daejeon

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
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Expo Park ©
Expo Park
Currency Museum ©
Currency Museum
Daejeon Museum of Art ©
Daejeon Museum of Art

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Haedong Yonggung Temple and Busan Gamcheon Culture Village. Visit Beomeosa Temple and UN Memorial Cemetery for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, see the interesting displays at Busan Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Busan online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Daejeon to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Daejeon in December: high temperatures in Busan hover around 10°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Daegu.

Things to do in Busan

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Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple

3
nights
Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Goryeong Daegaya Historic Site and Donghwasa. Get some cultural insight at Haeinsa and Gyesan Catholic Church. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Seomun Market, pause for some serene contemplation at The First Presbyterian Church of Daegu, examine the collection at Heeum - Museum of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, and contemplate the long history of Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Daegu trip builder site.

Drive from Busan to Daegu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Daegu are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Seoul.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Haeinsa ©
Haeinsa
Gyesan Catholic Church
Gyesan Catholic Church

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. Get some cultural insight at Insadong and Cheonggyecheon Stream. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, examine the collection at National Folk Museum of Korea, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Daegu to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Daegu in December; daily highs in Seoul reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

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