16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Start: Montreal
Fly + Train:  23 h
1
Seoul
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  6 h
3
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Montreal

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.
You've added DMZ Haemaru Village, Banpo Hangang Park, The War Memorial of Korea, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Changdeokgung Palace and National Folk Museum of Korea. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, stop by Creative Life Store KEY, and contemplate the long history of Baek In-je's House.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary planning website.

Montreal, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Seoul is 14 hours. In October, Seoul is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 22°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
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Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
DMZ Haemaru Village ©
DMZ Haemaru Village
Jongmyo Shrine ©
Jongmyo Shrine

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park, thenhunt for treasures at Sokcho Jungang Market, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, and finally take a stroll through Abai Village.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sokcho travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in October, Sokcho is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Abai Village ©
Abai Village

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Step out of the city life by going to Haeundae Beach and Anapji Pond. Your inner history buff will appreciate Haedong Yonggung Temple and Beomeosa Temple. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, make a trip to Haeundae Cinema Street, appreciate the history behind Statue of Chungmoogong, and admire the local landmark of Busan Station Plaza.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Busan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Busan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sokcho in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Anapji Pond
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hyeopjae Beach. Visit Gwaneumsa Temple and Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Seongsan Ilchulbong and Halla Mountain. When in Jeju, make a side trip to see O’sulloc Tea Museum in Seogwipo, approximately Seogwipo away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, make a trip to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road), take in the dramatic natural features at Yongduam Rock, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 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 a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Jeju. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

3
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
You've added Banpo Hangang Park, The War Memorial of Korea, Jongmyo Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Korea National Arboretum and Ilsan Lake Park. Visit Hwaseong Fortress and Bongeunsa Temple for their historical value. Enjoy Seoul some more: wander the streets of Insadong, make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village, and admire the masterpieces at Seoul Arts Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seoul sightseeing site.

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, Ilsan Lake Park, Korea National Arboretum
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Bongeunsa Temple ©
Bongeunsa Temple
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress
Insadong ©
Insadong

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