16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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

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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.
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 explore the activities along 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 16-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

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World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
4.5
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Must see
N Seoul Tower
4.2

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Danyang-gun

Danyang-gun ©
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
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Cave
Gosu Cave
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Landmark
Guinsa Temple
4.2

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Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©

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 Anapji 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, appreciate the extensive heritage of 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:
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World heritage site
Bulguksa Temple
4.5
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Water Body
Anapji Pond
4.1
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World heritage site
Seokguram
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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, walk around Yongdusan Park, head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Busan trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Busan sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
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Religious Site
Haedong Yonggung Temple
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Lookout
Taejongdae
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Jeju

Jeju ©

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
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, go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail, head off the coast to Udo, and don't miss a visit to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road).

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 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 somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Jeju. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Seongsan Ilchulbong
4.6

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Seoul

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

Things to do in Seoul

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World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
4.5
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Must see
N Seoul Tower
4.2

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