18 days in South Korea Itinerary

18 days in South Korea Itinerary

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18 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Busan
— 3 nights
3
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Taebaek
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Suwon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Oklahoma City

2
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Haenyeo Museum and Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach and Woljeongri Beach. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Sangumburi Crater, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dongmun Market, contemplate the long history of Samseonghyeol, and kick back and relax at Pyoseon Haevichi Beach.

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Oklahoma City, USA to Jeju is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Oklahoma City to Jeju. When traveling from Oklahoma City in September, plan for slightly colder days in Jeju, with highs around 78°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyoseon Haevichi Beach
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Sangumburi Crater
Sangumburi Crater
Woljeongri Beach ©
Woljeongri Beach
Geomunoreum ©
Geomunoreum

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Busan Museum and Busan Museum of Art. Beomeosa Temple and Gamcheon Culture Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, stroll through Gwangalli Beach, steep yourself in history at Geumjung Mt. fortress, and snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan trip website .

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Jeju in September, Busan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Guryongpo Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yeongildae Beach, and then hunt for treasures at Jukdo Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju day trip site .

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in September, plan for little chillier days in Gyeongju, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Pohang
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Gyeongju National Park ©
Gyeongju National Park
Jukdo Market
Jukdo Market

1
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Taebaek

Taebaek ©
Taebaek is a city in Gangwon province, South Korea. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Taebaek Coal Museum, see a world frozen in time at Cheoram Coal Mine History Town, and then Head underground at Yongyeon Cave.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taebaek route planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gyeongju to Taebaek. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sokcho.

Things to do in Taebaek

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Taebaek Coal Museum ©
Taebaek Coal Museum

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Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 23rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Haesuyokjang, then stroll through Bongpo Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Sokcho City Museum & Displaced Civilians Folk Village, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Sokcho Jungang Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Sokcho trip itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Taebaek to Sokcho with the Route module. September in Sokcho sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Suwon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Goseong-gun
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Sokcho Jungang Market ©
Sokcho Jungang Market

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Suwon

Suwon ©
The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yongjusa Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Mulhyanggi Arboretum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shinjang Shopping Mall. On the next day, take a stroll through Jeongja-dong Cafe Street, steep yourself in history at Hwahongmun Gate, and then make a trip to Hwaseong Fortress.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Suwon online vacation maker .

You can drive from Sokcho to Suwon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Sokcho in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Suwon: highs are around 78°F and lows about 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Seoul.

Things to do in Suwon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jeongja-dong Cafe Street, Yongjusa Temple, Shinjang Shopping Mall, Mulhyanggi Arboretum
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Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress
Hwahongmun Gate ©
Hwahongmun Gate
Mulhyanggi Arboretum ©
Mulhyanggi Arboretum

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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.
Visiting Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Hangang Park and Gwanghuimun. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Myeongdong Shopping Street, explore the historical opulence of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and don't miss a visit to Insadong.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seoul road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Suwon to Seoul in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a subway. When traveling from Suwon in September, plan for little chillier days in Seoul, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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