16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Busan
— 2 nights
2
Chuncheon
— 1 night
3
Sokcho
— 2 nights
4
Donghae
— 1 night
5
Icheon
— 5 nights
6
Seoul
— 3 nights

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Yongdusan Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, get great views at Taejongdae, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency VR - Busan Nampo.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Busan planner.

Muscat, Oman to Busan is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Busan is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Muscat in July, with highs in Busan at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

1
night
Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
On the 8th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park and then head off the coast to Nami Island.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chuncheon online vacation planner.

Drive from Busan to Chuncheon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Gangchon Rail Park ©
Gangchon Rail Park

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a splash at Seorak Waterpia and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Naksan Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sokcho trip builder app.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Donghae.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yangyang-gun
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Seorak Waterpia ©
Seorak Waterpia
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

1
night
Donghae

Donghae ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get outside with Mangsang Beac, then appreciate the views at Mureung Valley, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chuam Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Donghae trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Sokcho to Donghae with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Icheon.

Things to do in Donghae

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:
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Chuam Beach ©
Chuam Beach
Mureung Valley ©
Mureung Valley
Mangsang Beac ©
Mangsang Beac

5
nights
Icheon

Icheon ©
Family-friendly places like Icheon Termeden and Sangdangsanseong Fortress will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Icheon: Wonju (Hanji Theme Park, Wonju Sogeumsan Mountain Suspension Bridge, &more) and Cheonan (The Independence Hall of Korea & Gakwonsa Temple).

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Icheon trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Donghae to Icheon with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Icheon

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wonju, Cheonan, Sangdangsanseong Fortress
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Hanji Theme Park ©
Hanji Theme Park
Gakwonsa Temple ©
Gakwonsa Temple
Sangdangsanseong Fortress ©
Sangdangsanseong Fortress

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, then stroll through Cheonggyecheon Stream, then take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Banpo Hangang Park and then find something for the whole family at Lotte World.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Icheon to Seoul with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

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