16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+2
Train + 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
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Jeju
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Seoul
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  15 h 15 min
End: London

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.
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 other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul day trip planning site.

London, UK to Seoul is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and 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 travel to Danyang-gun.

Things to do in Seoul

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

1
night
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 where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Danyang-gun trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seoul to Danyang-gun. 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 travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Danyang-gun

Nature Parks
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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.
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.

Explore your travel options from Danyang-gun to Gyeongju with the Route module. 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
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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, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village, don't miss a visit to Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Busan trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

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

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, Halla Mountain, &more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, admire the natural beauty at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, and make a trip to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road).

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jeju trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Busan in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Jeju, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Highlights from your plan
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Udo ©
Udo

3
nights
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, don't miss a visit to Myeongdong Shopping Street, wander the streets of Insadong, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul itinerary planner.

Fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry 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
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Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

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