14 days in South Korea Itinerary

14 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Train
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Daegu
— 1 day
Train
2
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pohang
— 1 night
Fly
4
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Seoul
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive
7
Yangyang-gun
— 1 night
Drive
8
Gapyeong-gun
— 1 night
Fly
9
Namhae-gun
— 1 night
Drive
10
Busan
— 2 nights

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Daegu — 1 day

The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Seomun Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Donghwasa, and then contemplate the long history of Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Daegu road trip site.

Busan to Daegu is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September in Daegu, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 1 night

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 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple and then explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gyeongju day trip tool.

You can take a train from Daegu to Gyeongju in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Daegu in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Gyeongju, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Pohang.
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Pohang — 1 night

Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and a main seaport in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bogyeongsa Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oeosa Temple of Unjesan Mountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pohang road trip website.

Pohang is very close to Gyeongju. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): walk around Hallim Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and then stroll around Sarabong Park. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave and then stroll through Hamdeok Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Pohang to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pohang in September: high temperatures in Jeju hover around 30°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Seoul.
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Seoul — 3 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: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower, and walk around Namsan Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Jeju in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 1 night

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sokcho trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Sokcho, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yangyang-gun.
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Yangyang-gun — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): head outdoors with Osaek Jujeongol Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yangyang-gun trip itinerary planning tool.

Yangyang-gun is just a short distance from Sokcho. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gapyeong-gun.
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Gapyeong-gun — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Nami Island.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gapyeong-gun trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Yangyang-gun to Gapyeong-gun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Yangyang-gun, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gapyeong-gun, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Namhae-gun.
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Namhae-gun — 1 night

On the 19th (Sun), make a trip to Boriam Temple and then don't miss a visit to House N Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Namhae-gun trip planning website.

Getting from Gapyeong-gun to Namhae-gun by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
On the 20th (Mon), stroll through Gwangalli Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haeundae Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, and finally examine the collection at Trick Eye Museum.

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Traveling by car from Namhae-gun to Busan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Busan are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel 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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