16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 3 nights
Train
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Bus
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Busan
— 3 nights
Bus
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Jeonju
— 2 nights
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Seoul
— 4 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gwanghwamun Gate, Bukchon Hanok Village and Shinsegae Dept. Store Main. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jongmyo Shrine and Times Square Mall. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Folk Museum of Korea.

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Milan, Italy to Seoul is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Seoul is 8 hours. In June, daytime highs in Seoul are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 2 nights

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Shilla Arts and Science Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Seoul to Gyeongju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Seoul, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Busan.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Busan — 3 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You'll get in some beach time at Haeundae Beach and Songjeong Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Junam Reservoir and Kiel Lotte Gwangbok Store. When in Busan, make a side trip to see Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun in Gimhae, approximately Gimhae away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, take in the exciting artwork at Tower Gallery, and walk around Yongdusan Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jeonju.
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Jeonju — 2 nights

If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Omokdae and Imokdae, contemplate the long history of Gyeonggijeon Shrine, and then look for gifts at Jeonju Traditional Hanji Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jeonju trip builder app.

You can drive from Busan to Jeonju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Jeonju are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.
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Historic Sites · Shopping
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Seoul — 4 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Gwanghwamun Gate, Bukchon Hanok Village and Shinsegae Dept. Store Main. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trickeye Museum Seoul and LINE Friends Flagship Store Myeongdong Station. Popular historic sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream are in your itinerary. Enjoy Seoul some more: shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the striking features of Deoksugung, admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea, and browse the exhibits of Seodaemun Prison History Hall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seoul online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jeonju to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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