14 days in South Korea Itinerary

14 days in South Korea Itinerary

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14 days in South Korea Itinerary

Tampa
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h 15​min
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Busan
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Tampa

4
days
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hallim Park and Yakchunsa Temple. Teddy Bear Museum Jeju and Alive Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Cheonjiyeon Falls, Jeongbang Waterfall, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, take in the history at Seongeup Folk Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamdeok Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jeju trip maker site .

Tampa, USA to Jeju is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Korea Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tampa in May; daily highs in Jeju reach 69°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

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Seogwipo
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Jeongbang Waterfall ©
Jeongbang Waterfall
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

3
days
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.
Appreciate the collections at Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Museum of Korea. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Changdeokgung Palace and DMZ. Change things up with a short trip to The Third Tunnel in Paju (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, get great views at N Seoul Tower, step into the grandiose world of Deoksugung, and brush up on your military savvy at The War Memorial of Korea.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jeju in May: highs in Seoul hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Paju
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

2
days
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 30th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and then explore the activities along Anapji Pond. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Yangdong Folk Village, contemplate the long history of Oksan Seowon, contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory, then steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seoul to Gyeongju in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Cheomseongdae Observatory ©
Cheomseongdae Observatory

2
days
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 1st (Fri), stroll through Haeundae Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Geumjung Mt. fortress. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at UN Memorial Cemetery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwangalli Beach.

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You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gyeongju in June: highs in Busan hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

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Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

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