20 days in South Korea Itinerary

20 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

8
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Take a break from the city and head to Hamdeok Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Gwaneumsa Temple and Angel and Woodcutter Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach & Seongsan Ilchulbong). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and walk around Sarabong Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju online trip itinerary builder.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Jeju is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get outdoors at Haeundae Beach and Songjeong Beach. Head to Jagalchi Market and Gallery Marefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, and look for gifts at Line Friends - Lotte Department Store, Gwangbok.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Busan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Busan

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

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, then hike along Biryong Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sokcho trip planner.

Getting from Busan to Sokcho by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Take a break from the city and head to Bukhansan National Park and Korea National Arboretum. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Myeongdong Shopping Street, visit Insadong, don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip planner.

Getting from Sokcho to Seoul by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Seoul are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Korea National Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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