15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
2
Busan
— 2 nights
3
Sokcho
— 2 nights
4
Seoul
— 4 nights

5
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Take a break from the city and head to Manjanggul Cave and Seongsan Ilchulbong. Go for a jaunt from Jeju to Seogwipo to see Gwangchigi Beach about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Spirited Garden, stroll around Sarabong Park, and see the interesting displays at Jeju National Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jeju online holiday planner.

Seattle, USA to Jeju is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Jeju, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Jeju is a bit warmer than Seattle - with highs of 78°F and lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

2
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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, then get outside with Haeundae Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Busan Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, then walk around Yongdusan Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Busan holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Jeju in October, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Busan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Busan

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

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, then get outside with Ulsanbawi Rock, then admire the sheer force of Biryong Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sokcho journey planner.

Getting from Busan to Sokcho by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Busan in October, expect nights in Sokcho to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
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 outdoors at Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, admire the striking features of Deoksugung, and ponder the world of politics at Seoul City Hall.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary maker.

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 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

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