15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
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Busan
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hyeopjae Beach. When in Jeju, make a side trip to see Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, approximately Seogwipo away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Sangumburi Crater, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, trek along Geomunoreum, and stroll through Hamdeok Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jeju tour itinerary planner.

Nadi, Fiji to Jeju is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nadi to Jeju is minus 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park, then wander the streets of Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, and then get great views at Taejongdae.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Busan visit planning app.

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. In November in Busan, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly 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 9th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Sokcho trip planner.

You can fly from Busan to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Seoul.
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Seoul — 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Gallery Arario Seoulfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, and brush up on your military savvy at The War Memorial of Korea.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Seoul are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) 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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