16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip planner

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Seoul
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gangneung
— 1 night
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Busan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
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Seoul

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trickeye Museum Seoul and Deoksugung. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea, stop by Bukchon Hanok Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Myeong-dong Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Seoul journey builder app.

Jaipur, India to Seoul is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Jaipur to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jaipur in April, expect Seoul to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gangneung.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gangneung

— 1 night
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Jeongdongjin Beach, see the interesting displays at Ojukheon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gyeongpo Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gangneung day trip tool.

You can drive from Seoul to Gangneung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Gangneung

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Gyeongju

— 2 nights

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb, explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Tongiljeon.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju journey planner.

You can drive from Gangneung to Gyeongju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

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 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take a stroll through Busan Gamcheon Culture Village and then explore the different monuments and memorials at UN Memorial Cemetery.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Busan trip maker.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff and Bijarim Forest. You'll explore and learn at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and Alive Museum Jeju. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Yakchunsa Temple, Daeyoo Land, &more). Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hyeopjae Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, take in the awesome beauty at Saebyeol Oreum, and stroll through Hamdeok Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jeju journey maker 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 by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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South Korea travel guide

4.2
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.