13 days in South Korea Itinerary

13 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Train + Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Changnyeong-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Busan
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Gangneung
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Seoul
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  17 h 15 min
End: Brussels

4
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Visiting Hamdeok Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Gwakji Gwamul Beach and Pyoseon Haevichi Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Jeju with a short trip to Halla Mountain in Seogwipo, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Geomunoreum, enjoy the sand and surf at Woljeongri Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Sangumburi Crater.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jeju trip itinerary website.

Brussels, Belgium to Jeju is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Brussels to Jeju, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Changnyeong-gun.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain

1
night
Changnyeong-gun

Changnyeong-gun ©
Although many Changnyeong-gun tours revolve around its distinctive cultural legacy that dates back to the early Three Kingdoms period, there are still plenty of things to do for those pursuing great outdoors.
On the 15th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Upo Wetland.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Changnyeong-gun itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jeju to Changnyeong-gun. In July in Changnyeong-gun, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Changnyeong-gun

Wildlife Parks
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Upo Wetland ©
Upo Wetland

1
night
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll around Busan Olympic Park, head outdoors with Songjeong Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Busan trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Changnyeong-gun to Busan. When traveling from Changnyeong-gun in July, plan for little chillier days in Busan, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Gangneung.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach

1
night
Gangneung

Gangneung ©
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get curious at Jeongdongjin Time Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jeongdongjin Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gangneung road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gangneung takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Gangneung

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Jeongdongjin Beach ©
Jeongdongjin Beach
Jeongdongjin Time Museum ©
Jeongdongjin Time Museum

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.
Get outdoors at Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Insadong, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seoul day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gangneung to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong

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