21 days in South Korea Itinerary

21 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea journey planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Seoul
— 3 nights
2
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
3
Busan
— 3 nights
4
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 7 nights
5
Wando-gun
— 1 day
6
Seoul
— 2 nights

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

3
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 inner history buff will appreciate Deoksugung and Seolleung & Jeongneung Royal Tomb. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seodaemun Prison History Hall and Grevin Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (branch), take an in-depth tour of Seoul Museum of History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seoul Central Mosque, and explore the activities along Seokchon Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seoul online visit planner.

Montreal, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 14 hours. In April, Seoul is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Highlights from your plan
Seodaemun Prison History Hall ©
Seodaemun Prison History Hall
Grevin Museum ©
Grevin Museum
Seoul Museum of History ©
Seoul Museum of History

3
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.
Gyeongju National Museum and Art Sonje Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Bulguksa Temple and Royal Tomb of King Taejong Muyeol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyeongju Hyanggyo, and get to know the fascinating history of Gyerim Forest.

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

Fly from Seoul to Gyeongju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in April, you will find days in Gyeongju are slightly colder (14°C), and nights are a bit warmer (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Cheomseongdae Observatory ©
Cheomseongdae Observatory

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village and Jagalchi Market. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gwangalli Beach and 40-step Culture & Tourism Theme Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busan: Changwon (Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road & Yeojwacheon Stream). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, stroll through Yongdusan Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Shinsegae Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Busan tour planner.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach

7
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.
Black Pork Street and Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Hamdeok Beach and Gwangchigi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Sanbangsan Mountain, Cheonjiyeon Falls, &more). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, step off the mainland to explore Udo, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Saebyeol Oreum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeju attractions planner.

Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Wando-gun.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach
Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach
Jeju Stone Park ©
Jeju Stone Park

1
day
Wando-gun

Wando-gun
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Wando Tour and then head outdoors with Sinji Myeongsasimni Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Wando-gun tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Jeju to Wando-gun takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Wando-gun

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

2
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
On the 11th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Seodaemun Prison History Hall, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (branch), and then wander the streets of Insadong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Changgyeonggung Palace.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul online tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Wando-gun to Seoul with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Highlights from your plan
Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

Similar plans

24 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: May, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 24 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 25 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM DENMARK April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in South Korea & Tokyo BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM THAILAND July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 25 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans