13 days in South Korea Itinerary

13 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip itinerary planner

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Cheju
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly to Daegu Airport, Drive to Changnyeong-gun
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 4 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels


Jeju, Jeju Island

— 4 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hamdeok Beach and Woljeongri Beach. Get in touch with nature at Gwakji Gwamul Beach and Manjanggul Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Pyoseon Haevichi Beach & Halla Mountain). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Geomunoreum, stroll around Sarabong Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach.

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 · Beaches

Side Trip

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— 1 night
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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Highlights from your trip


— 1 night
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): get outside with Songjeong Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Busan trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Changnyeong-gun to Busan with the Route module. When traveling from Changnyeong-gun in July, plan for a bit cooler 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 enough time to drive to Gangneung.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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— 1 night
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

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Childrens Museums
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— 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.
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 · Neighborhoods
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South Korea travel guide

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.