15 days in United States, Busan & Seoul Itinerary

15 days in United States, Busan & Seoul Itinerary

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15 days in United States, Busan & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
1
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
2
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
3
Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  18 h
5
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Orlando, United States

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip tool.

Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In April, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than Orlando - with highs of 62°F and lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): walk around Yongdusan Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and finally get outside with Gwangalli Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Yeongdo Lighthouse, then take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and finally see the interesting displays at Busan Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Busan online vacation planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Busan in 15.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Busan. In April, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

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Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
On the 15th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Baek In-je's House, wander the streets of Insadong, then admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and finally get great views at N Seoul Tower. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, then explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Seoul online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Busan to Seoul in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

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Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City vacation app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Seoul to New York City in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Seoul to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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