15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan
— 1 day
Bus
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hapcheon-Gun
— 1 night
Drive
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Daegu
— 3 nights
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Andong
— 1 night
Train
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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Busan — 1 day

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tomb of King Suro. On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Tomb of King Suro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Busan day trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Busan is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 15 hours. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect Busan to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Hyanggyo. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Girimsa Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golgulsa Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Taehwagang National Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seoknamsa Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju online trip planner.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Hapcheon-Gun.
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Hapcheon-Gun — 1 night

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hapcheon-Gun trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Gyeongju to Hapcheon-Gun with the Route module. Traveling from Gyeongju in September, you will find days in Hapcheon-Gun are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Daegu.
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Daegu — 3 nights

The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Daegu Art Square and Hyundai Department Store Daegu. Eunhaesa Temple and Daegu Art Factory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Daegu's surroundings by going to Goryeong-gun (Goryeong Daegaya Historic Site & Daegaya Museum) and Yeungnam University Museum (in Gyeongsan). There's still lots to do: browse the range of quality goods at Shinsegae Department Store Daegu, pause for some serene contemplation at The First Presbyterian Church of Daegu, steep yourself in history at Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park, and examine the collection at Sanghwa Yi's Old House.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Daegu trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hapcheon-Gun to Daegu. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Andong.
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Andong — 1 night

Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture

Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Andong day trip planner.

You can drive from Daegu to Andong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Daegu in September, expect nights in Andong to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Seoul.
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Seoul — 6 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.
For shopping fun, head to GOTO Mall or Sinpo International Market. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seoul Museum of History and SMTOWN coexartium. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Wawoojeongsa Temple (in Yongin), Hwaseong (Yonjusa Hyohaeng Museum, Hwaseong Dinosaur Fossil Site, &more) and Suwon (Yeonmudae (Dongjangdae), Hwahongmun Gate, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (branch), steep yourself in history at Seolleung & Jeongneung Royal Tomb, see the interesting displays at Bank of Korea Museum, and browse the range of quality goods at Hyundai Department Store Apgujeong Main.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seoul road trip site.

You can drive from Andong to Seoul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Andong in September, Seoul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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South Korea travel guide

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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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