20 days in South Korea Itinerary

20 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 7 nights
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Busan
— 3 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 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.
For shopping fun, head to Myeongdong Shopping Street or Creative Life Store KEY. Take a break from the city and head to Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Suwon (Suwon Jeil Church, Hwaseong Fortress, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Insadong, explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Changdeokgung Palace, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seoul online travel route planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Seoul is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in September: highs in Seoul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Suwon
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

7
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Jeju, Jeju Island

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hamdeok Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spirited Garden and Jeju Museum of War History & Peace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach & Seongsan Ilchulbong). Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, walk around Sarabong Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sangumburi Crater.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Jeju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Seoul in September, expect nights in Jeju to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Visit Haedong Yonggung Temple and Beomeosa Temple for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, examine the collection at Busan Museum, shop like a local with Shinsegae Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan trip itinerary tool.

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. Traveling from Jeju in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Busan, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tongiljeon, then contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, and finally explore the activities along Anapji Pond.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju day trip website.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Busan in September: highs in Gyeongju hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Tongiljeon ©
Tongiljeon

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