15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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15 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + train:  17​h
1
Seoul
— 3 nights
2
Chuncheon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sokcho
— 2 nights
4
Gyeongju
— 1 night
5
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Seoul is known for museums, shopping, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, make a trip to Myeongdong Shopping Street, and take a stroll through Insadong.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seoul holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Seoul is 17 hours. June in Seoul sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

1
night
Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then see the interesting displays at Gangwondo Forest Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Chuncheon road trip app .

Drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In June, daytime highs in Chuncheon are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature Parks Museums
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Cheonjin Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baekdamsa Temple, and then head outdoors with Jujeongol.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sokcho online travel planner .

Getting from Chuncheon to Sokcho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Cheonjin Beach, Baekdamsa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Jujeongol ©
Jujeongol
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the activities along Anapji Pond, contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gyeongju itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sokcho to Gyeongju in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, walk around Yongdusan Park, and take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Busan route planner .

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Gyeongju in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Take a break from Jeju with a short trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, stroll through Hamdeok Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Halla Mountain.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jeju itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain

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