17 days in South Korea Itinerary

17 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 3 nights
2
Suwon
— 1 night
3
Hwaseong
— 1 night
4
Busan
— 3 nights
5
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
6
Jeju
— 4 nights

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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get in on the family fun at Lotte World, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and stroll around Banpo Hangang Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary maker site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Seoul is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Lisbon to Seoul. When traveling from Lisbon in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Seoul, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Suwon.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

1
night
Suwon

Suwon ©
The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Korean Folk Village and then get to know the fascinating history of Hwaseong Fortress.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Suwon trip planner.

Getting from Seoul to Suwon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hwaseong.

Things to do in Suwon

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Korean Folk Village
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Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress
Korean Folk Village ©
Korean Folk Village

1
night
Hwaseong

Hwaseong ©
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yongjusa Temple, contemplate the long history of Yungneung and Geolleung Royal Tombs, and then contemplate the long history of Geolleung.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hwaseong trip itinerary builder website.

Hwaseong is just a stone's throw from Suwon. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Hwaseong

Historic Sites
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Yongjusa Temple ©
Yongjusa Temple

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and head outdoors with Haeundae Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Busan trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hwaseong to Busan. Traveling from Hwaseong in October, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

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

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 15th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Tongiljeon, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, thenexplore the activities along Anapji Pond, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gyeongju journey planner.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Gyeongju sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

4
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Cheonjiyeon Falls). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, admire the natural beauty at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Jeju Beer, and step off the mainland to explore Udo.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju journey planner.

Fly from Gyeongju to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Jeju when traveling from Gyeongju in October, with lows around °C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

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