21 days in South Korea Itinerary

21 days in South Korea Itinerary

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21 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Seoul
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Gangneung
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Busan
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  19 h 15 min
End: Alexandria

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Lotte World and Korean Folk Village. When in Seoul, make a side trip to see Everland in Yongin, approximately Yongin away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul online day trip planner .

Alexandria, Egypt to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Alexandria to Seoul. In February, Seoul is cooler than Alexandria - with highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Gangneung.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yongin
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Korean Folk Village ©
Korean Folk Village

3
nights
Gangneung

Gangneung ©
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Attractions like Chuam Beach and Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gangneung: Donghae (Mangsang Beac, Donghae City Suhyup Seafood Distribution Center, &more) and Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang (in Pyeongchang-gun). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Jeongdongjin Beach and get outside with Gangmun Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gangneung online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Seoul to Gangneung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Donghae, Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang
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Chuam Beach ©
Chuam Beach
Jeongdongjin Beach ©
Jeongdongjin Beach

6
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Family-friendly places like Hallim Park and Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of Jeju with an excursion to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, stroll around Sarabong Park, and step off the mainland to explore Udo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gangneung to Jeju in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Suwolbong Peak, Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

5
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Haeundae Beach and SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village, get great views at Taejongdae, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Busan tour planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium

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