13 days in South Korea Itinerary

13 days in South Korea Itinerary

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

4
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get outdoors at Hyeopjae Beach and Bijarim Forest. Explore hidden gems such as Spirited Garden and Songaksan Mountain. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, Halla Mountain, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and head outdoors with Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

Discover how to plan a Jeju trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Jeju is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Spirited Garden ©
Spirited Garden
Bijarim Forest ©
Bijarim Forest

2
nights
Busan

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Spas · Beaches · Outdoors
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Spas
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa 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.
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, and then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju route maker website.

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 January, expect nights in Gyeongju to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gangneung.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond

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 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Jeongdongjin Beach, then kick back and relax at Gyeongpo Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Ojukheon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gangneung online trip planner.

Drive from Gyeongju to Gangneung in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Gangneung

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach
Ojukheon ©
Ojukheon
Jeongdongjin Beach ©
Jeongdongjin Beach

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, make a trip to Deoksugung, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gangneung to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Seoul, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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