16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea sightseeing planner

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Drive to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, Fly to Seoul
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Seoul
— 7 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, Drive to Grand Rapids

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Seoul

— 7 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.
Pack the 12th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul holiday planner.

Grand Rapids, USA to Seoul is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Grand Rapids to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Rapids in April, things will get a bit warmer in Seoul: highs are around 64°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

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Busan

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, examine the collection at Busan Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 3 nights

Island of the Gods

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, don't miss a visit to Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, and head off the coast to Udo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip builder app.

Fly from Busan 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.