17 days in South Korea Itinerary

17 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Busan
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Seoul
— 6 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 5 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Cheonjiyeon Falls, &more). Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, admire the masterpieces at Jeju Folk Museum, and kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jeju online day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:

Busan

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, stroll through Yongdusan Park, and hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Busan trip maker.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In March in Busan, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Gyeongju

— 2 nights

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 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum and then explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple and then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gyeongju online trip maker.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Busan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Seoul

— 6 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.
Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and don't miss a visit to Insadong.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Gyeongju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Gyeongju in March, you will find days in Seoul are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are a bit cooler (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:

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.