22 days in South Korea Itinerary

22 days in South Korea Itinerary

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1
Seoul
— 3 nights
2
Jeonju
— 2 nights
3
Daegu
— 2 nights
4
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
5
Busan
— 3 nights
6
Jeju
— 4 nights
7
Incheon
— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Grevin Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Changgyeonggung Palace and Deoksugung. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jogyesa Temple, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Seoul Museum of History.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul tour builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jeonju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

2
nights
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
On the 6th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Jeonju Crafts Exhibition Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, then steep yourself in history at Gyeonggijeon Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeondong Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: stop by Iksan Siloam Gidokgyo Baekhwajeom.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jeonju itinerary website.

You can take a train from Seoul to Jeonju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seoul in October since evenings lows in Jeonju dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Daegu.

Things to do in Jeonju

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Iksan Siloam Gidokgyo Baekhwajeom
Highlights from your plan
Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Jeondong Catholic Church ©
Jeondong Catholic Church

2
nights
Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at DTC Textile Museum and then view the masterpieces at Deabak Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Daegu Cultural and Arts Hall History of Soil Hall, then walk around Apsan Park, and then hunt for treasures at Seomun Market.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Daegu online holiday builder.

You can drive from Jeonju to Daegu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daegu

Museums · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
DTC Textile Museum ©
DTC Textile Museum
Seomun Market
Seomun Market
Apsan Park
Apsan Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb, then steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Historic Area, then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Tongiljeon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Royal Tomb of Queen Seondeok, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip planning site.

You can drive from Daegu to Gyeongju in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Daegu in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gyeongju, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
UN Memorial Cemetery and Gonggan Hwarang Haeundae are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Beomeosa Temple and Haedong Yonggung Temple. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, admire the masterpieces at Museum Dah, view the masterpieces at Shinsegae Gallery, and get outside with Haeundae Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Busan trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

4
nights
Jeju

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Appreciate the collections at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and Jeju Glass Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Yakchunsa Temple, Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, &more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Hallasan, view the masterpieces at The Islander, take in the dramatic natural features at Yongduam Rock, and walk around Jeju Stone Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jeju trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Busan in October, Jeju is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Incheon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hallasan
Hallasan
Jeju Stone Park ©
Jeju Stone Park

3
nights
Incheon

Incheon ©
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
For shopping fun, head to Incheon Art Platform or Bucheon Free Market. Step off the beaten path and head to Songdo Central Park and Square 1. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at The Memorial Hall for Incheon Landing Operation.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Incheon tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Jeju to Incheon by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, train, and subway. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Incheon when traveling from Jeju in October, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Incheon

Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Bucheon Free Market
Highlights from your plan
Incheon Art Platform ©
Incheon Art Platform

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