17 days in South Korea Itinerary

17 days in South Korea Itinerary

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1
Busan
— 2 nights
2
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
3
Sokcho
— 2 nights
4
Seoul
— 4 nights
5
Daejeon
— 1 night
6
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights

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 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then get outside with Haeundae Beach, and finally make a trip to Haeundae Cinema Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally make a trip to Yongdusan Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Busan route planning site.

Berlin, Germany to Busan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Berlin to Busan due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time 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
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae

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 11th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Gyeongju World, then steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Busan to Gyeongju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Gyeongju are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

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

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. On the next day, make a splash at Seorak Waterpia, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, then trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Biryong Falls.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sokcho tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Gyeongju to Sokcho by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sokcho are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Biryong Falls ©
Biryong Falls

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: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and make a trip to N Seoul Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seoul trip maker.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Daejeon.

Things to do in Seoul

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

1
night
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Spring, and then look and learn at Daejeon Observatory.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Daejeon online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Seoul to Daejeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Daejeon. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Daejeon

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Currency Museum ©
Currency Museum
Yuseong Hot Spring ©
Yuseong Hot Spring

5
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step out of Jeju with an excursion to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, head outdoors with Hyeopjae Beach, stroll around Hallim Park, and take a peaceful walk through Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeju vacation builder site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Daejeon to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. In October, Jeju is a bit warmer than Daejeon - with highs of 24°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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