11 days in South Korea Itinerary

11 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul — 4 nights

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.
Seoul is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at N Seoul Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, take a stroll through Insadong, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul online holiday maker.

Toronto, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in August: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 35°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Danyang-gun.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
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Danyang-gun — 1 night

On the 7th (Sun), make a trip to Guinsa Temple and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gosu Cave.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Danyang-gun vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Danyang-gun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Danyang-gun sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 2 nights

Museum Without Walls

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 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum and then explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju road trip site.

Drive from Danyang-gun to Gyeongju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Danyang-gun in August, plan for slightly colder days in Gyeongju, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Busan.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Busan — 2 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, then don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park, and finally examine the collection at Trick Eye Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa.

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Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Busan, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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South Korea travel guide

Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.