16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Seoul
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Danyang-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
4
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Jeju
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Seoul
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: London


Learn more about your trip

2
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.
Hongdae Art Market Free Market has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hongdae Art Market Free Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Insadong, then take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Korea Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from London in October since evenings lows in Seoul dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Danyang-gun.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

1
night
Danyang-gun

Danyang-gun ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Gosu Cave, then don't miss a visit to Guinsa Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Dodamsambong Peaks.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Danyang-gun trip itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seoul to Danyang-gun. Traveling from Seoul in October, Danyang-gun is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Danyang-gun

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Gosu Cave ©
Gosu Cave
Guinsa Temple ©
Guinsa Temple
Dodamsambong Peaks ©
Dodamsambong Peaks

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the activities along Anapji Pond, steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Oksan Seowon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon, steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gyeongju online travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Danyang-gun to Gyeongju. When traveling from Danyang-gun in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gyeongju, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

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, historic sites, shopping, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Haeundae Beach, make a trip to BIFF Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Busan attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Busan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

3
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
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 & Seongsan Ilchulbong). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, admire the natural beauty at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, take in the awesome beauty at Halla Mountain, and don't miss a visit to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road).

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jeju itinerary builder site .

Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Busan in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jeju, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain

3
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hongdae Art Market Free Market. See some other sides of Seoul: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, and stroll around Banpo Hangang Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seoul trip builder tool .

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

Similar Plans

14 days in Seoul BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Japan & Seoul BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Busan, Daegu & Seoul BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Seoul BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Jeju Island & Busan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Jeju Island & Busan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in United States & Asia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Busan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Seoul & Busan BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Seoul BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans