16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
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Boseong-gun
— 1 day
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Busan
— 4 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Seoul
— 1 day

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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 Hwahongmun Gate and Dongbukgongsimdon. Let the collections at National Palace Museum of Korea and National Museum of Korean Contemporary History capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Suwon (Janganmun Gate & Suwon Jeil Church) and Gwangmyeong Cave (in Gwangmyeong). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Majang Meat Market, see the interesting displays at National Gugak Center, take a stroll through Ikseon-dong Hanok Street, and take an in-depth tour of The Story of King Sejong & The Story of Admiral Yi Sunshin.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seoul online route builder.

Oslo, Norway to Seoul is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Oslo to Seoul, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oslo in March: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Seoul

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
National Gugak Center
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World heritage site
Janganmun Gate
4.5

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Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gwangju sightseeing tool.

You can take a train from Seoul to Gwangju in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in March, expect nights in Gwangju to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Boseong-gun.

Things to do in Gwangju

Museums · Neighborhoods
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Specialty Museum
WooJaeGil Art Museum
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Specialty Museum
Chosun University Museum
3.6

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Boseong-gun

Boseong-gun ©
On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yulpo Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boseong-gun online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gwangju to Boseong-gun. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Boseong-gun

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Beach
Yulpo Beach
3.5

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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Yeojwacheon Stream and Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Dadaepo Beach and Geumjeongsan Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Gimhae (Tomb of King Suro & Gimhae National Museum). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Tower Gallery, steep yourself in history at Geumjung Mt. fortress, wander the streets of Busan National University Daehak-ro, and examine the collection at Trick Eye Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Busan trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boseong-gun to Busan. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Boseong-gun in March: highs in Busan hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©

Museum Without Walls

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 14th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyeongju Hyanggyo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girimsa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Golgulsa Temple, then explore the world behind art at Art Sonje Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gyeongju road trip website.

Getting from Busan to Gyeongju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in March, plan for little chillier days in Gyeongju, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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National Park
Gyeongju National Park
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Religious Site
Girimsa Temple
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Religious Site
Golgulsa Temple
4.1

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Seoul

Seoul ©
On the 16th (Mon), look for gifts at Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (branch), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jungbu Market, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Doota.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip builder site.

Fly from Gyeongju to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in March: highs in Seoul hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun
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Flea Market
Jungbu Market
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Department Store
Doota
1.9

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