16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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16 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Train:  19​h 30​min
1
Seoul
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Yeongju
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Hapcheon-Gun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Busan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Seoul
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

7
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 DMZ Tours as well as The War Memorial of Korea. Venture out of the city with trips to Korea National Arboretum (in Pocheon) and Korean Folk Village (in Yongin). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul online trip itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Seoul, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in April, expect Seoul to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Yeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Korean Folk Village, Korea National Arboretum
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Korean Folk Village ©
Korean Folk Village
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

1
night
Yeongju

Yeongju ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dodamsambong Peaks. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): Head underground at Cheondong Cave and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buseoksa Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yeongju trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Seoul to Yeongju with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hapcheon-Gun.

Things to do in Yeongju

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Danyang-gun
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Cheondong Cave ©
Cheondong Cave
Dodamsambong Peaks ©
Dodamsambong Peaks
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple

1
night
Hapcheon-Gun

Hapcheon-Gun ©
Haeinsa has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Haeinsa.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hapcheon-Gun trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Yeongju to Hapcheon-Gun with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will leave for Gyeongju on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Hapcheon-Gun

Historic Sites
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Haeinsa ©
Haeinsa

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 12th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Seokguram. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple and then explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gyeongju trip itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hapcheon-Gun to Gyeongju. While traveling from Hapcheon-Gun, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) 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
Gyeongju National Park ©
Gyeongju National Park
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gamcheon Culture Village. On the 15th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, then wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Busan tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Gyeongju, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. You will leave for Seoul on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Busan

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

1
night
Seoul

Seoul
To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seoul holiday planner.

Getting from Busan to Seoul by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Shopping Parks
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