18 days in South Korea Itinerary

18 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea holiday planner
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Seoul
— 5 nights
Train
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Busan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seoul
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at DMZ Haemaru Village and Hwaseong Fortress. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Myeongdong Shopping Street and The Third Tunnel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Gapyeong-gun (Petite France & The Garden of Morning Calm) and Chuncheon (Gangchon Rail Park & Nami Island). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, boost your wellbeing at Dragon Hill Spa, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and explore the wide array of goods at Lotte Department Store Main.

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

Mumbai, India to Seoul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in June, things will get slightly colder in Seoul: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Busan.
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Busan — 3 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Head to Seomyeon Underground Shopping Center and Busan Gamcheon Culture Villagefor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Taejongdae and Songdo Skywalk. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Songdo Cable Car, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and don't miss a visit to Seomyeon Food Alley.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan visit website.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Busan sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Gyeongju.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Gyeongju — 2 nights

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 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum and then contemplate the long history of Geumgwanchong Tomb. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Busan to Gyeongju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 3 nights

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'll get in some beach time at Woljeongri Beach and Sehwa Beach. Haenyeo Museum and Bangju Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Sanbanggulsa Temple & Saeyeongyo Bridge). There's still lots to do: hike along Hallasan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, get outside with Jeju Olle Trail Routes, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Saebyeol Oreum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jeju trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Gyeongju to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Seoul.
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Seoul — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stop by Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun, explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, then look for gifts at Ssamzigil, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seoul online vacation maker.

Fly from Jeju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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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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