13 days in South Korea Itinerary

13 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Seoul
— 1 night
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Busan
— 4 nights
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Suwon
— 4 nights
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Seoul
— 3 nights

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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.
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seoul travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Seoul. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. You'll set off for Busan on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Seoul

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Busan

— 4 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Escape the urban bustle at Haeundae Beach and Jangsan Mountain. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Busan sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seoul in December; daily highs in Busan reach 10°C and lows reach 0°C. You'll set off for Suwon on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Suwon

— 4 nights

City of Filial Piety

The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hwaseong Fortress and Gwanggyosan Mountain.

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Traveling by flight from Busan to Suwon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Busan in December, with highs in Suwon at 5°C and lows at -5°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Suwon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Seoul

— 3 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Bukchon Hanok Village and Seoul Central Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. See even more of Seoul: admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul itinerary planner.

You can drive from Suwon to Seoul in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

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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.