15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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15 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
Fly:  19​h
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Busan
— 3 nights
3
Gyeongju
— 1 night
4
Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Seoul
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Yerevan

2
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Visit Hamdeok Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Hallim Park and Gwaneumsa Temple. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Halla Mountain, don't miss a visit to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road), explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip itinerary planning app .

Yerevan, Armenia to Jeju is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Yerevan to Jeju is 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Visiting Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Jagalchi Market or Bujeon Market. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Songjeong Beach, take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village, take in the views from Busan Harbor Bridge, and stroll through Dadaepo Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Busan tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Busan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village

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.
On the 1st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) 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
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond

1
night
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sokcho travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Sokcho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream. You'll explore and learn at Gyeongbokgung Palace and The National Folk Museum of Korea. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Myeongdong Shopping Street, get engrossed in the history at Deoksugung, don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Seoul sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Insadong ©
Insadong

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