16 days in East Asia Itinerary

16 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip planner

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Seoul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Danyang-gun
— 1 night
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Busan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jeju
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seoul
— 3 nights
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Seoul

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hongdae Art Market Free Market. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll through Changdeokgung Palace, then shop like a local with Hongdae Art Market Free Market, then admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower. Keep things going the next day: stop by Insadong, browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul day trip planning site.

London, UK to Seoul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Seoul is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seoul when traveling from London in October, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Danyang-gun.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Danyang-gun

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Gosu Cave, then make a trip to Guinsa Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dodamsambong Peaks.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Danyang-gun trip maker tool.

Getting from Seoul to Danyang-gun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in October, Danyang-gun is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Danyang-gun

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Gyeongju

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Oksanseowon Confucian Academy, pause for some photo ops at Tongiljeon, then steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory.

Make your Gyeongju itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Danyang-gun to Gyeongju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Danyang-gun in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Busan

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, take a stroll through Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, don't miss a visit to BIFF Square, and take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Busan travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Jeju

— 3 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (O’sulloc Tea Museum, Halla Mountain, &more). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, make a trip to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road), take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, and head off the coast to Udo.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jeju trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Busan in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Jeju. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

Seoul

— 3 nights
You've now added Hongdae Art Market Free Market to your itinerary. Enjoy Seoul some more: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, stroll through Cheonggyecheon Stream, wander the streets of Insadong, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul itinerary planner.

Fly from Jeju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

Jeju Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Mountains · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A popular vacation island for Koreans and foreigners with a mild coastal climate, Jeju-do offers hiking, caving, horseback riding, and plenty of beaches on which to relax and observe the sunset. A holiday in Jeju-do usually involves a visit to a UNESCO-protected lava tube, where you can see the world’s largest known lava column. Other lava and limestone caves set in botanical gardens, as well as a number of folk villages, combine to offer a diverse range of attractions during treks through the densely forested island, with the well-marked hiking trails also leading past giant basalt statues. Inland theme parks--ranging from a teddy bear museum to an erotic sculpture park--and golf courses provide a diverse range of entertainment options. The matriarchal island is known for its fisherwomen and female divers.