18 days in South Korea Itinerary

18 days in South Korea Itinerary

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

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, visit Insadong, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Seoul vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Montreal, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Seoul is 14 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in April: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

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

1
night
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sokcho vacation planner.

Drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park

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.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seokguram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Girimsa Temple, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, and then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju vacation planner.

Getting from Sokcho to Gyeongju by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. April in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

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

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Changwon (Masan Agu-jjim Street, Yeojwacheon Stream, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Busan trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Changwon
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Cheonjiyeon Falls & Seongsan Ilchulbong). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, step off the mainland to explore Udo, stroll around Sarabong Park, and stroll through Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jeju trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Cheonjiyeon Falls ©
Cheonjiyeon Falls

2
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Lotte World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park and then admire the striking features of Gyeonggyojang.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip builder website.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park

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