16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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16 days in South Korea Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
Seoul
— 6 nights
train:  3​h
Busan
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Melbourne

6
days
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 Starfield COEX Mall, Bongeunsa Temple, Ihwa Mural Village, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Changdeokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun), step into the grandiose world of Deoksugung, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

Before you visit Seoul, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Melbourne, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Korea Standard Time is minus 1 hour. April in Seoul sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

4
days
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Haedong Yonggung Temple and Gamcheon Culture Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Songjeong Beach, explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art, admire the local landmark of Busan Station Plaza, and stroll through Yongdusan Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Busan route planner.

You can take a train from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Seoul, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 9°C. On the 14th (Sat), you're off toJeju.

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Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

4
days
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 Udo. Step out of the city life by going to Hallasan National Park and Hallim Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Gwaneumsa Temple and Seongeup Folk Village. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (O'Sulloc Tea Museum & Seongsan Ilchulbong). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, don't miss a visit to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyeopjae Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeju online vacation maker .

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 bus and ferry. When traveling from Busan in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jeju, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

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Seogwipo
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Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
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Manjanggul Cave
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach

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