12 days in South Korea Itinerary

12 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
2
Busan
— 2 nights
3
Gyeongju
— 1 night
4
Sokcho
— 1 night
5
Seoul
— 4 nights

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Halla Mountain & Seongsan Ilchulbong). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, head off the coast to Udo, and get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Jeju attractions planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Jeju is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Jeju, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Jeju: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, thenget outside with Haeundae Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Yeongdo Lighthouse, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, stroll around Yongdusan Park, thenhunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Busan road trip planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Jeju in September, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Busan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

1
night
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
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 28th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram.

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

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in September, you will find days in Gyeongju are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

1
night
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sokcho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Sokcho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sokcho can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

4
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul day trip planning tool.

Drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Seoul, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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