16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bratislava
Bus + Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Seoul
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Gapyeong-gun
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Seoul
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Suwon
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
5
Seoul
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
6
Daegu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 15 min
8
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Jeju
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Seoul
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  15 h 30 min
End: Bratislava

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, thenwander the streets of Insadong, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul tour app.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Seoul is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Bratislava to Seoul, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bratislava in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seoul, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gapyeong-gun.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

1
day
Gapyeong-gun

Gapyeong-gun ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): head off the coast to Nami Island, get in on the family fun at Petite France, explore the activities along Cheongpyeong Lake, thentake in nature's colorful creations at The Garden of Morning Calm, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gapyeong-gun day trip website.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Gapyeong-gun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Gapyeong-gun

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nami Island
Highlights from your plan
The Garden of Morning Calm ©
The Garden of Morning Calm
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeong Lake ©
Cheongpyeong Lake

2
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Changdeokgung Palace, contemplate the long history of Baek In-je's House, thentake an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, thenbrush up on your military savvy at The War Memorial of Korea, and finally stop by Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip maker app.

Drive from Gapyeong-gun to Seoul in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Suwon.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Korea ©
National Museum of Korea
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

1
day
Suwon

Suwon ©
The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Hwaseong Fortress, thencontemplate the long history of Hwahongmun Gate, and then contemplate the long history of Hwaseong Haenggung Palace.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Suwon trip planner.

Getting from Seoul to Suwon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a subway. In July, daytime highs in Suwon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Suwon

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace ©
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
Hwahongmun Gate ©
Hwahongmun Gate

1
night
Seoul

Seoul ©
On the 19th (Sun), admire the striking features of Deoksugung.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Suwon to Seoul in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Daegu.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Deoksugung ©
Deoksugung

1
night
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 20th (Mon), explore the activities along Suseongmot Lake and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Donghwasa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Daegu trip builder website.

You can take a train from Seoul to Daegu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Suseongmot Lake ©
Suseongmot Lake

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gyeongju route maker site.

Getting from Daegu to Gyeongju by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Cheomseongdae Observatory ©
Cheomseongdae Observatory

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Busan Museum, kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, get outside with Haeundae Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Statue of Chungmoogong, stroll around Yongdusan Park, thenwander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bokcheon Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Busan road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

3
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gwaneumsa Temple and Spirited Garden. Get some historical perspective at Seongeup Folk Village and Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Cheonjiyeon Falls & O’sulloc Tea Museum). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Hamdeok Beach, admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and learn about all things military at Jeju Museum of War History & Peace.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Jeju route maker tool.

Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Gwaneumsa Temple ©
Gwaneumsa Temple

1
night
Seoul

Seoul ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, thenadmire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea, and then don't miss a visit to Myeongdong Shopping Street. On the next day, learn about all things military at The War Memorial of Korea, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, get great views at N Seoul Tower, thenadmire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Deoksugung.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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