15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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15 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Seogwipo
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + train:  4​h 30​min
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Seoul
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City.

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Detroit, USA to Busan is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Detroit to Busan. Traveling from Detroit in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Busan, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Busan

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

4
nights
Seogwipo

Seogwipo
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sangumburi Crater and Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hallim Park and Teddy Bear Museum Jeju. Explore Seogwipo's surroundings by going to Jeju (Halla Mountain, Hyeopjae Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Jeongbang Waterfall, examine the collection at Alive Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hwangwooji Coast.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seogwipo trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Busan to Seogwipo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Busan in October since evenings lows in Seogwipo dip to 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

Side Trip

Jeju
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Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae 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.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seokguram, then contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb, contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area, then steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, and finally contemplate the long history of Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gyeongju route maker website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train from Seogwipo to Gyeongju in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Seogwipo in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gyeongju, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Cheomseongdae Observatory ©
Cheomseongdae Observatory

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Sokcho Jungang Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, and then trek along Ulsanbawi Rock.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sokcho trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Gyeongju to Sokcho in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus. October in Sokcho sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Sokcho Jungang Market ©
Sokcho Jungang Market

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.
Visiting Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Myeongdong Shopping Street and Gyeongbokgung Palace. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Changdeokgung Palace, brush up on your military savvy at The War Memorial of Korea, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seoul trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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