15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Detroit
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Seogwipo, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Seoul
— 3 nights
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 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

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

4
nights
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 Hamdeok Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hyeopjae Beach and Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff. Step out of Seogwipo with an excursion to Sangumburi Crater in Jeju--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Alive Museum Jeju, take in the dramatic natural features at Hwangwooji Coast, admire the sheer force of Cheonjiyeon Falls, and explore the striking landscape of Halla Mountain.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seogwipo tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Seogwipo takes 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) early enough to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jeju
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Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Alive Museum Jeju ©
Alive Museum Jeju

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.
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, thensteep 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 Parks Nature
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area

2
nights
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 Jungang Market, thencontemplate 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 Outdoors

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Museum of Korea. Visiting Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, learn about all things military at The War Memorial of Korea, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Seoul tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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