15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Bus to Kranji Stn, Bus to Singapore Changi, Fly to Jeju
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 1 night
Fly
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Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive
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Seoul
— 6 nights
Fly

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Jeju, Jeju Island — 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Jeju to Seogwipo to see Seongsan Ilchulbong about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, identify plant and animal life at Roe Deer Observation Center, kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and stroll through Hamdeok Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju online trip itinerary builder.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Jeju is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johor Bahru to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Busan.
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Busan — 3 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for sightseeing, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Haeundae Beach, walk around Busan Citizens Park, kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, and make a trip to Yongdusan Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan holiday planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 1 night

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 24th (Wed), explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond and then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gyeongju trip planner.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in May, plan for slightly colder days in Gyeongju, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sokcho.
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Nature · Museums · Parks
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Sokcho — 1 night

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sokcho route planner.

Getting from Gyeongju to Sokcho by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Seoul on the 25th (Thu).
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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.
Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, and take a stroll through Insadong.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 31st (Wed), you're off to home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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South Korea travel guide

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History Museums · Shopping · 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.
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