18 days in South Korea & Australia Itinerary

18 days in South Korea & Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly + Train:  16 h 45 min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 11 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 45 min
2
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Chicago, United States

11
nights
Seoul, South Korea

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Yongin (Korean Folk Village & Everland), Nami Island (in Chuncheon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, wander the streets of Insadong, and visit Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary website.

Chicago, USA to Seoul is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in September: highs in Seoul hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Yongin, Hwaseong Fortress, Nami Island, DMZ Haemaru Village
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Insadong ©
Insadong

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney holiday maker website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Seoul to Sydney in 14 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seoul in September since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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