17 days in East Asia Itinerary

17 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 2 nights
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Jeju
— 3 nights
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Gwangju
— 1 day
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Jeonju
— 2 nights
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Incheon
— 2 nights
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Seoul — 4 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dragon Hill Spa, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, and other attractions.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary planning app.

Hong Kong, China to Seoul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Hong Kong in May, plan for slightly colder days in Seoul, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Gyeongju.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Spas
Side Trips
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Gyeongju — 3 nights

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
You've now added Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond to your itinerary.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Gyeongju using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Gyeongju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Seoul, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 18°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Busan.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Busan — 2 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes BIFF Square, Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, Haeundae Beach, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Shinsegae Centum City Spaland and then make a trip to BIFF Square. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa, stroll through Haeundae Beach, and then wander the streets of Busan Gamcheon Culture Village.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Busan trip planner.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jeju.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Spas · Beaches
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Jeju — 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.
You've added Samyang Black Sand Beach, Manjanggul Cave, Halla Arboretum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): Head underground at Manjanggul Cave and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samyang Black Sand Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jeju trip planner.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Gwangju.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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Gwangju — 1 day

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gwangju online trip maker.

Getting from Jeju to Gwangju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Jeonju.
Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Jeonju — 2 nights

If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeonju sightseeing tool.

You can take a train from Gwangju to Jeonju in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gwangju in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Jeonju, with lows around 21°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Incheon.
Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Incheon — 2 nights

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chinatown, Cimer and Songdo Central Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Incheon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jeonju to Incheon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. June in Incheon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for home.
Spas · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
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