15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
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Busan
— 2 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Seoul
— 5 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 5 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju, has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, see the interesting displays at Jeju National Museum, head off the coast to Udo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Jeju tour itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Jeju, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Busan.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches
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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 23rd (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, then take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, then get outside with Haeundae Beach, and then get outside with Gwangalli Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Busan travel app.

Fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Chuncheon.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
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Chuncheon — 2 nights

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Jarasum Island, step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then admire the natural beauty at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chuncheon online tour planner.

Getting from Busan to Chuncheon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Busan in December, with highs in Chuncheon at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Seoul.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Seoul — 5 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.
Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myeong-dong Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip planner.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Seoul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In December, daytime highs in Seoul are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
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South Korea travel guide

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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.
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