16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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16 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Singapore
flight:  6​h 30​min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Busan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Gangneung
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Seoul
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like PLAY KPOP and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum and Jeju Glass Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak & Bonte Museum). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, hunt for treasures at Jeju City Traditional Five Day Market, steep yourself in history at Samseonghyeol, and take in the awesome beauty at Saebyeol Oreum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jeju sightseeing planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Jeju. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Bonte Museum ©
Bonte Museum
PLAY KPOP ©
PLAY KPOP
Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum ©
Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum

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 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then walk around Yongdusan Park, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and finally snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge.

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You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In January, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Jagalchi Market ©
Jagalchi Market

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Jukdo Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golgulsa Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Tongiljeon. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Geumgwanchong Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girimsa Temple, then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oeosa Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gyeongju day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Busan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Gangneung.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Pohang
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

2
nights
Gangneung

Gangneung ©
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
On the 2nd (Sun), examine the collection at Ojukheon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gangmun Beach, then examine the collection at Ojukheon Municipal Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Gangneung Jungang Market, contemplate the long history of Gyeongpodae, then engage your brain at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, and finally examine the collection at Coffee Cupper Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gangneung trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Gyeongju to Gangneung in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Seoul.

Things to do in Gangneung

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Woljeongsa
Highlights from your plan
Ojukheon ©
Ojukheon
Woljeongsa ©
Woljeongsa
Coffee Cupper Museum ©
Coffee Cupper Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Gyeongbokgung Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trickeye Museum Seoul and Seoul Museum of History. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Insadong, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (branch), make a trip to N Seoul Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Myeong-dong Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul tour builder .

Traveling by train from Gangneung to Seoul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Insadong ©
Insadong

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