16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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16 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Seoul
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Chennai

8
nights
Seoul

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nami Island (in Chuncheon), DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, make a trip to N Seoul Tower, and get in on the family fun at Lotte World.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul road trip planning site.

Chennai, India to Seoul is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Chennai to Seoul, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Chennai in February: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 5°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nami Island, DMZ Haemaru Village, Hwaseong Fortress
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): meet the residents at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, then get outside with Haeundae Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, then walk around Yongdusan Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Busan journey planning site.

Getting from Seoul to Busan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in February: high temperatures in Busan hover around 10°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

4
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, have fun and explore at Kim Man Duk Memorial Museum, walk around Handam Park, and admire the natural beauty at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park.

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Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Sarabong Park ©
Sarabong Park

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