15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Seoul
— 4 nights
Drive
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Incheon
Fly
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Pohang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Busan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jeju
— 4 nights
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Seoul

— 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.
Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, take a stroll through Insadong, and stroll around Seoullo 7017.

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Manchester, UK to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Korean Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get slightly colder in Seoul: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Incheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Incheon

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Incheon trip builder.

Incheon is just a stone's throw from Seoul. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. You'll set off for Pohang on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Incheon

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
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Pohang

— 2 nights
Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and a main seaport in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pohang tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Incheon to Pohang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Pohang when traveling from Incheon in December, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Pohang

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Busan

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, stroll around Yongdusan Park, and take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Busan sightseeing planner.

Getting from Pohang to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pohang in December: highs in Busan hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
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Jeju

— 4 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (O’sulloc Tea Museum, Halla Mountain, &more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, examine the collection at Jeju National Museum, and explore the world behind art at Trick Art Museum Korea.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Busan to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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