14 days in South Korea Itinerary

14 days in South Korea Itinerary

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14 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Busan
— 2 nights
2
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Haedong Yonggung Temple and Beomeosa Temple. For shopping fun, head to Jagalchi Market or Gukje Market. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, stroll through Yongdusan Park, wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, and take in the views from Busan Harbor Bridge.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Busan trip itinerary planner .

Dallas, USA to Busan is an approximately 19-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Korea Standard Time (KST) is 15 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in December, with highs in Busan at 48°F and lows at 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Jagalchi Market ©
Jagalchi Market
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, then contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, then contemplate the long history of Royal Tomb of Queen Seondeok, and finally examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Historic Area, contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory, then explore the activities along Anapji Pond, and finally don't miss a visit to Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond.

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You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in January, plan for slightly colder days in Gyeongju, with highs around 34°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

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 a sense of the local culture at Gwaneumsa Temple and O'Sulloc Tea Museum. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Woljeongri Beach, get in on the family fun at Hallim Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Dongmun Market.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gyeongju to Jeju in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

O’sulloc Tea Museum
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
O’sulloc Tea Museum ©
O’sulloc Tea Museum
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Changdeokgung Palace, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower, and wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

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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. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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