17 days in East Asia Itinerary

17 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea vacation planner
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Seoul
— 4 nights
Train
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
Bus
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Busan
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Jeju
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Gwangju
— 1 day
Train
6
Jeonju
— 2 nights
Bus
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Incheon
— 2 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.
You've added Dragon Hill Spa, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul online sightseeing planner.

Hong Kong, China to Seoul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in May, expect nights in Seoul to be colder, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 3 nights

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
You've now added Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip planner.

Fly from Seoul to Gyeongju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Seoul, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Busan.
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Busan — 2 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes BIFF Square, Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, Haeundae Beach, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Shinsegae Centum City Spaland and then don't miss a visit to BIFF Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa, enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and then wander the streets of Busan Gamcheon Culture Village.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Busan day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in May, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Jeju.
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Jeju — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Samyang Black Sand Beach, Halla Arboretum, Manjanggul Cave, and other attractions you added. On the next day, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samyang Black Sand Beach.

To plan Jeju vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 1 day

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gwangju tour builder website.

Fly from Jeju to Gwangju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train 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.
For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeonju trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Gwangju to Jeonju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gwangju in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jeonju, with lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Incheon.
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Incheon — 2 nights

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chinatown, Cimer and Songdo Central Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Incheon vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Jeonju to Incheon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Incheon can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for home.
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