18 days in South Korea Itinerary

18 days in South Korea Itinerary

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18 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Seoul
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Busan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Andong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Yeongwol-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sokcho
— 1 night
+4
bus + subway + train + foot + Fly:  7​h
7
Seogwipo, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Warsaw

1
night
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 12th (Wed): explore the wide array of goods at Lotte Department Store Main, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Noryangjin Fish Market, then examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, and finally take an in-depth tour of Deoksugung. On your second day here, shop like a local with Itaewon, take a stroll through Garosu-gil, then browse the different shops at Starfield COEX Mall, and finally contemplate the long history of Namsangol Hanok Village.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul vacation app .

Warsaw, Poland to Seoul is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Warsaw to Seoul, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Warsaw in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Seoul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Deoksugung ©
Deoksugung
Namsangol Hanok Village ©
Namsangol Hanok Village

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 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Yeongildae Beach, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jukdo Market, and then don't miss a visit to Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Gyerim Forest.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju sightseeing planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seoul to Gyeongju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in September, Gyeongju is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pohang
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Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Gyerim Forest ©
Gyerim Forest
Jukdo Market
Jukdo Market

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Haeundae Market and Dadaepo Beach. Shop till you drop at Bujeon Market and Gijang Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Geoje (Historic Park of Geoje POW Camp & Oedo Botania). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach, stroll through Songdo Beach, examine the collection at Busan Museum, and snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Busan trip website .

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in September: highs in Busan hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Geoje
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Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach
Dadaepo Beach ©
Dadaepo Beach
Songdo Beach ©
Songdo Beach

1
night
Andong

Andong
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Ogyeonjeongsa House, steep yourself in history at Imcheonggak House, delve into the lush surroundings at Ahndong Hoban Jayeon Hyooyanglim, then contemplate the long history of Seonseonghyun Gaeksa, and finally examine the collection at Traditional Culture Contents Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Andong trip planning tool .

You can drive from Busan to Andong in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Busan in September, you will find days in Andong are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yeongwol-gun.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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1
night
Yeongwol-gun

Yeongwol-gun ©
On the 20th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Jangneung, then examine the collection at Yeongwol Insectarium, then see the interesting displays at Joseonminhwabangmulgwan, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Gossi Cave.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yeongwol-gun trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Andong to Yeongwol-gun with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Yeongwol-gun are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Sokcho.

Things to do in Yeongwol-gun

Museums Parks Nature
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Gossi Cave ©
Gossi Cave

1
night
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Sokcho City Museum & Displaced Civilians Folk Village, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, then Head underground at Geumganggul Cave, then admire the striking features of Uisangdae, and finally see the interesting displays at Seokbong Ceramic Museum. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Sokcho Jungang Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baekdamsa Temple, then go for a walk through Cheonjin Haesuyokjang, and finally kick back and relax at Bongpo Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sokcho trip itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Yeongwol-gun to Sokcho with the Route module. Traveling from Yeongwol-gun in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Sokcho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Goseong-gun, Uisangdae, Baekdamsa Temple
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Geumganggul Cave ©
Geumganggul Cave
Sokcho Jungang Market ©
Sokcho Jungang Market
Uisangdae ©
Uisangdae

4
nights
Seogwipo, Jeju Island

Seogwipo ©
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Get outdoors at Gwangchigi Beach and Songaksan Mountain. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bonte Museum and World Automobile Jeju Museum. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Innisfree Jeju House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanbanggulsa Temple, admire the masterpieces at Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak, and take in the dramatic scenery at Eongtto Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seogwipo trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sokcho to Seogwipo in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sokcho in September: high temperatures in Seogwipo hover around 30°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Museums Parks Nature
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Songaksan Mountain ©
Songaksan Mountain
PLAY KPOP ©
PLAY KPOP
Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak ©
Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak

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