15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan
— 2 nights
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Seogwipo, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
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Seoul
— 3 nights

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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, get outside with Haeundae Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Busan road trip planning site.

Detroit, USA to Busan is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Detroit to Busan. Traveling from Detroit in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Busan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Busan

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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Religious Site
Haedong Yonggung Temple
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Seogwipo, Jeju Island

Seogwipo ©
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Escape the urban bustle at Hallim Park and Jeongbang Waterfall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hamdeok Beach and Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seogwipo: Jeju (Hyeopjae Beach & Sangumburi Crater). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Alive Museum Jeju, explore the striking landscape of Halla Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Hwangwooji Coast, and admire the sheer force of Cheonjiyeon Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seogwipo trip itinerary app.

Fly from Busan to Seogwipo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Busan in October, Seogwipo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Must see
Hyeopjae Beach
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Must see
Hamdeok Beach
4.5
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Must see
Alive Museum Jeju
4.1

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Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©

Museum Without Walls

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 6th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Seokguram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Historic Area, then steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Gyeongju visit planner.

Getting from Seogwipo to Gyeongju by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Seogwipo in October, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Gyeongju. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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World heritage site
Bulguksa Temple
4.5
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Historic Site
Cheonmachong Tomb
4.2
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World heritage site
Gyeongju Historic Area
4.2

2
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Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sokcho Central Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple, and then get outside with Ulsanbawi Rock.

Plan my day in Sokcho using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Gyeongju to Sokcho by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sokcho can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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National Park
Seoraksan National Park
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Religious Site
Naksansa Temple
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Hiking Trail
Ulsanbawi Rock
4.7

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Korea and The War Memorial of Korea. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, enjoy breathtaking views from N Seoul Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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National Park
Bukhansan National Park
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World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
4.5

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