17 days in South Korea Itinerary

17 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
2
Busan
— 3 nights
3
Sokcho
— 2 nights
4
Seoul
— 6 nights

4
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, get outside with Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jeju road trip planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Jeju is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Dubai in October, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Jeju: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, head outdoors with Songjeong Beach, enjoy some diversion at Hanbotche Experience Exhibit Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Busan attractions planner.

Fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Jeju in October, plan for little chillier nights in Busan, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Busan

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

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 10th (Sat), hike along Ulsanbawi Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, admire the sheer force of Biryong Falls, then head outdoors with Osaek Jujeongol Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sokcho travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Busan to Sokcho takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. While traveling from Busan, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sokcho, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yangyang-gun
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Biryong Falls ©
Biryong Falls

6
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: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream, and get in on the family fun at Lotte World.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Seoul are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

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