20 days in South Korea Itinerary

20 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 1 night
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Danyang-gun
— 3 nights
Train
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Train
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Daegu
— 2 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
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Busan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hadong-gun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jeonju
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 1 night
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Seoul — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village, then take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then visit Insadong. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, then shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul online holiday planner.

Paris, France to Seoul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seoul, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Danyang-gun.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Danyang-gun — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dodamsambong Peaks. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Guinsa Temple and then contemplate the long history of Sosuseowon Confucian Academy.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Danyang-gun attractions planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Danyang-gun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Danyang-gun, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trip
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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.
On the 9th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Namsan Mountain.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gyeongju trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Danyang-gun to Gyeongju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Danyang-gun in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Daegu.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Daegu — 2 nights

The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Unmunsa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haeinsa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Daegu trip website.

Traveling by train from Gyeongju to Daegu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gyeongju in October since evenings lows in Daegu dip to 14°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Jeju.
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Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 4 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.
To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jeju tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Daegu 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. Traveling from Daegu in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Jeju, with lows of 23°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Busan.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors
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Busan — 1 night

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Busan when traveling from Jeju in October, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hadong-gun.
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Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Hadong-gun — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Samseonggung and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ssanggyesa Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hadong-gun attractions app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Busan to Hadong-gun. When traveling from Busan in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hadong-gun: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jeonju.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Jeonju — 1 night

If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jeonju trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hadong-gun to Jeonju. October in Jeonju sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Seoul.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Seoul — 1 night

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Jeonju to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jeonju in October since evenings lows in Seoul dip to 21°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nightlife
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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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