14 days in South Korea Itinerary

14 days in South Korea Itinerary

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14 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Busan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Seoul
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  19 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia

3
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 Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort and Hallasan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sehwa Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, take in nature's colorful creations at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, and walk around Jeju April 3rd Peace Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Jeju is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Korea Standard Time (KST) is 14 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hallasan
Hallasan
Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach ©
Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tongdosa Temple and Tower Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Dadaepo Beach and Haeundae Beach. Take a break from Busan with a short trip to Gimhae National Museum in Gimhae, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Geumjeongsan Mountain, don't miss a visit to Haeundae Cinema Street, stroll around Yongdusan Park, and view the masterpieces at Gallery 604.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Busan trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In December, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Gimhae National Museum, Tongdosa Temple
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Dadaepo Beach ©
Dadaepo Beach
Tongdosa Temple ©
Tongdosa Temple

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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 17th (Thu), examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, then steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Tongiljeon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jukdo Market, then get outside with Yeongildae Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Art Sonje Museum.

To plan Gyeongju vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Busan in December: highs in Gyeongju hover around 38°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pohang
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Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Tongiljeon ©
Tongiljeon

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gwanghwamun Gate are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trickeye Museum Seoul and National Palace Museum of Korea. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, see the interesting displays at Love Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Deoksugung.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Seoul road trip planning app .

Getting from Gyeongju to Seoul by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gyeongju in December, expect little chillier with lows of 24°F in Seoul. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Insadong ©
Insadong

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