15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17 h
1
Seoul
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Chuncheon
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Busan
— 3 nights
Subway + 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 shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, make a trip to N Seoul Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary builder tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Seoul is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Seoul, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, head off the coast to Nami Island, and then examine the collection at Gangwondo Forest Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. In June, daily temperatures in Chuncheon can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, then explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park, and then take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baekdamsa Temple, and then get outside with Osaek Jujeongol Valley.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sokcho vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Sokcho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the activities along Anapji Pond, steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gyeongju travel planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Gyeongju in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Gyeongju are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Haeundae Beach, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Busan online road trip 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

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

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Halla Mountain). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, head outdoors with Hamdeok Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jeju planning site.

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

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

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