15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea vacation planner

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive
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Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive
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Chuncheon
— 1 night
Drive
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Seoul
— 5 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 4 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, step off the mainland to explore Udo, get outside with Hamdeok Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jeju trip planner.

Chennai, India to Jeju is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:

Busan

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 29th (Thu), make a trip to Haeundae Cinema Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then take some stellar pictures from Cheongsapo Daritdol Observatory, then head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, and finally head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Yu Chi-hwan Postbox Observatory, get great views at Taejongdae, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally see the interesting displays at Busan Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Busan trip itinerary builder tool.

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. In April in Busan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Gyeongju

— 1 night

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 1st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Seokguram.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gyeongju trip maker site.

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Busan in April: highs in Gyeongju hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Sokcho

— 1 night
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sokcho trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Sokcho in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

Chuncheon

— 1 night
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Gugok Pokpo, step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chuncheon route planning app.

You can drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:

Seoul

— 5 nights
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.
Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, learn about all things military at The War Memorial of Korea, and steep yourself in history at Changdeokgung Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Seoul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. May in Seoul sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 8:

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.