17 days in South Korea Itinerary

17 days in South Korea Itinerary

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17 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Jeju
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Seoul
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis


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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Juwangsan National Park, Yangdong Folk Village, Seokguram, and other attractions you added.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gyeongju journey tool .

Minneapolis, USA to Gyeongju is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Gyeongju. When traveling from Minneapolis in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Gyeongju, with highs around 60°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Juwangsan National Park
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Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jagalchi Market, Yongdusan Park, Taejongdae, and other attractions.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Busan itinerary planning app .

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 about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Changwon
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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.
You've added Dongmun Market, Hamdeok Beach, Spirited Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jeju trip planner .

Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

6
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 list of things to see and do now includes Everland, Korean Folk Village, Gwangmyeong Cave, and other attractions.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul online vacation planner .

You can 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. In May in Seoul, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Yongin, DMZ Haemaru Village, The Garden of Morning Calm, Gwangmyeong Cave, Seoul Grand Park
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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