15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip itinerary builder

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Incheon
— 1 day
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Seoul
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chuncheon
— 1 night
Drive
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive
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Busan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boseong-gun
— 1 night
Drive
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Seoul
— 1 night
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Incheon

— 1 day
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): hunt for treasures at Sinpo International Market, make a trip to Chinatown, and then stroll around Songdo Central Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Incheon trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Incheon is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Incheon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in May, Incheon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Incheon

Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Seoul

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a stroll through Insadong, then stroll through Changdeokgung Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Deoksugung. On your second day here, stroll around Namsan Park, make a trip to N Seoul Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, and finally explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip maker app.

Seoul is just a stone's throw from Incheon. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:

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.
On the 5th (Thu), stroll around Jade Garden Natural Arboretum and then head off the coast to Nami Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Chuncheon trip builder app.

Getting from Seoul to Chuncheon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

Sokcho

— 2 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ulsanbawi Rock.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Sokcho itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Sokcho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Seokguram and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory and then explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju travel planning tool.

You can fly from Sokcho to Gyeongju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Busan

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 10th (Tue), kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, then don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

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Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in May, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boseong-gun.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Boseong-gun

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Korea Tea Museum and then take a peaceful walk through Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boseong-gun online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Busan to Boseong-gun. When traveling from Busan in May, plan for cooler days in Boseong-gun, with highs around 11°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Boseong-gun

Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Seoul

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea and then shop like a local with Namdaemun Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Lotte World.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boseong-gun to Seoul. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Boseong-gun in May: highs in Seoul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

South Korea travel guide

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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.