18 days in South Korea Itinerary

18 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
2
Busan
— 3 nights
3
Changnyeong-gun
— 1 night
4
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
5
Sokcho
— 2 nights
6
Seoul
— 3 nights

4
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Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step out of the city life by going to Sangumburi Crater and Hamdeok Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Halla Mountain, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Bijarim Forest, don't miss a visit to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Dongmun Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju journey planner.

Perth, Australia to Jeju is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jeju. When traveling from Perth in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Jeju, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Sangumburi Crater
Sangumburi Crater
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Visit Haedong Yonggung Temple and Beomeosa Temple for their historical value. Visiting Haeundae Beach and Songjeong Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, look for gifts at Haeundae Market, and hunt for treasures at Gukje Market.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan trip planner.

Fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Jeju in October, Busan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Changnyeong-gun.

Things to do in Busan

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

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Changnyeong-gun

Changnyeong-gun ©
Although many Changnyeong-gun tours revolve around its distinctive cultural legacy that dates back to the early Three Kingdoms period, there are still plenty of things to do for those pursuing great outdoors.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kanryongsa, then trek along Hwawangsan Mountain, and then identify plant and animal life at Upo Wetland.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Changnyeong-gun day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Busan to Changnyeong-gun. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Changnyeong-gun

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Upo Wetland ©
Upo Wetland
Hwawangsan Mountain ©
Hwawangsan Mountain

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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.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the activities along Anapji Pond, get to know the fascinating history of Tongiljeon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Seokguram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju tour planning website.

Explore your travel options from Changnyeong-gun to Gyeongju with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Changnyeong-gun in October since evenings lows in Gyeongju dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

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Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Sokcho Jungang Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Biryong Falls, and finally trek along Ulsanbawi Rock.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sokcho trip planning website.

Drive from Gyeongju to Sokcho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

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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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seoul tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

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