20 days in South Korea Itinerary

20 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 5 nights
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Chuncheon
— 1 night
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 2 nights
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Suncheon
— 2 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 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: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Istanbul to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Seoul are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

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

1
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Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Gugok Pokpo, step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then take in panoramic vistas at Uiamho Sky Work.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon planning site.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island

2
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Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Gwongeumseong Fortress and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinheungsa Temple and then trek along Ulsanbawi Rock.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sokcho visit planning app.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Sinheungsa Temple ©
Sinheungsa Temple

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 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, and then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum. On the next day, engage your brain at Silla Arts And Science Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seokguram.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gyeongju attractions website.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Gyeongju takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

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

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll around Yongdusan Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Haeundae Cinema Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, then don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan visit planner.

Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Gyeongju, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Suncheon.

Things to do in Busan

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

2
nights
Suncheon

Suncheon ©
Establishing a name for itself as "Korea's Ecological Capital," Suncheon sits nestled on the southwest coastline of the Korean peninsula, a haven of scenic beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songgwangsa Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saseongam Temple 四聖庵. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, then stroll around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, and then make a trip to Suncheon Open Film Set.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Suncheon travel website.

Getting from Busan to Suncheon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Busan in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Suncheon: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Saseongam Temple 四聖庵
Highlights from your plan
Seonamsa Temple ©
Seonamsa Temple
Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 ©
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵

4
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, head off the coast to Udo, kick back and relax at Hyeopjae Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Sangumburi Crater.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jeju holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Suncheon to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach

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