14 days in South Korea Itinerary

14 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 4 nights
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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.
Step out of Jeju to go to Seogwipo and see Seongsan Ilchulbong, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Sangumburi Crater, and stroll around Sarabong Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jeju journey website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Jeju is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in October, you will find days in Jeju are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.
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Busan — 2 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get great views at Taejongdae, then stroll around Yongdusan Park, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and finally don't miss a visit to BIFF Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Busan trip planning website.

Fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Jeju in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Busan, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.
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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.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple and then contemplate the long history of Seokguram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond and then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Gyeongju trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Gyeongju are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 1 night

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

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You can fly from Gyeongju to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seoul.
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Seoul — 4 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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul vacation maker site.

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Seoul are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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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