16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 3 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 5 nights

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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.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Halla Mountain, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, step off the mainland to explore Udo, trek along Hallasan, and get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jeju itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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World heritage site
Seongsan Ilchulbong
4.6

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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan trip planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
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Religious Site
Haedong Yonggung Temple
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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.
On the 9th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, then steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, and finally steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Historic Area. On your second day here, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Banwolseong Fortress, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb.

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Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in August, you will find days in Gyeongju are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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World heritage site
Bulguksa Temple
4.5
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World heritage site
Seokguram
2.9
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Water Body
Anapji Pond
4.1

1
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Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sokcho online trip maker.

Drive from Gyeongju to Sokcho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature
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National Park
Seoraksan National Park
4.8

5
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Paju (The Third Tunnel & DMZ Haemaru Village). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, stroll around Banpo Hangang Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul online travel planner.

Getting from Sokcho to Seoul by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Seoul sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

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World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
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Neighborhood
Insadong
4.1

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