18 days in South Korea Itinerary

18 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Fly to Gimpo International Airport, Drive to Incheon
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Incheon
— 1 night
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 5 nights
Fly
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Seoul
— 7 nights
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Incheon — 1 night

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
You've now added Cimer to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Incheon trip itinerary maker site.

Venice, Italy to Incheon is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in March; daily highs in Incheon reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Jeju.
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Theme Parks · Spas
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 3 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.
You've added Yeomiji Botanical Garden, Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, Yakcheonsa Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Yongduam Rock, buy something for everyone on your list at Jeju Jungang Underground Shopping Center, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, then witness the site of a historic battle at Seongeup Folk Village, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Seongsan Ilchulbong.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jeju road trip planning website.

You can fly from Incheon to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of subway, train, taxi, and ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Busan.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Busan — 5 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Busan Citizens Park, Songdo Beach, Apsan Park, and other attractions.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan trip planner.

Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Seoul.
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Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Seoul — 7 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.
You've added Statue of Gangnam Style, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Cheonggyecheon Stream, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to National Folk Museum of Korea and Baekbeom Plaza.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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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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