16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan
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Jeju, Jeju Island
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Seoul
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Busan

— 4 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Shop till you drop at Jagalchi Market and Gallery Mare. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Haedong Yonggung Temple and UN Memorial Cemetery. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Songjeong Beach, and shop like a local with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Busan road trip planner.

Halifax, Canada to Busan is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Halifax to Busan. Traveling from Halifax in July, expect Busan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 4 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Popular historic sites such as Gwaneumsa Temple and Bulsari Tapsa Temple are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and The Islander. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, wander the streets of Black Pork Street, head outdoors with Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, and Head underground at Manjanggul Cave.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jeju road trip planning tool.

Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Seoul

— 6 nights
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.
Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Marketfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bongeunsa Temple. There's still lots to do: stop by Insadong, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip tool.

Getting from Jeju to Seoul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July in Seoul, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:

South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.