13 days in South Korea Itinerary

13 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive
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Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive
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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Gwangchigi Beach). Spend the 28th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, head off the coast to Udo, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, and contemplate the geological forces at Yongnuni Oreum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Jeju is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

2
nights
Busan

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Haeundae Cinema Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, then head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, and finally snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple, then get great views at Taejongdae, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally walk around Yongdusan Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Busan trip maker site.

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. In November, daytime highs in Busan are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

1
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Gyeongju

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): engage your brain at Silla Arts And Science Museum, contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Seokguram.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gyeongju attractions planner.

Getting from Busan to Gyeongju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Busan in December: highs in Gyeongju hover around 3°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

1
night
Sokcho

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sokcho travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Sokcho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature
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4
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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: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, stroll around Namsan Park, and take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

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.