20 days in South Korea Itinerary

20 days in South Korea Itinerary

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

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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: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul day trip website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Seoul. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

3
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 6th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Sokcho Central Market and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple, trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, then take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sokcho day trip site.

You can drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

2
nights
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©

Museum Without Walls

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 8th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Seokguram and then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Gyeongju online road trip planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Gyeongju in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

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

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, don't miss a visit to BIFF Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, and head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Busan trip website.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in June, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

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

6
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeongbang Waterfall, &more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, walk around Sarabong Park, and get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jeju trip builder.

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 by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Udo ©
Udo

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