18 days in South Korea Itinerary

18 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Andong
— 1 night
Drive
4
Busan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tongyeong
— 1 night
Drive
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Yeosu
— 1 night
Fly
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Seoul
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive
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Seoul
— 1 night
Drive
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Incheon
— 1 night

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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 Cookin' NANTA (Myeongdong), Deoksugung, Cheonggyecheon Stream, and other attractions you added.

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

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major aiports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Osan Air Base. July in Seoul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Gyeongju.
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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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju planner.

Getting from Seoul to Gyeongju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Andong.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Andong — 1 night

Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture

Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Andong journey planning tool.

Drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Andong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Busan — 3 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan road trip site.

Traveling by car from Andong to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Tongyeong.
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Tongyeong — 1 night

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tongyeong road trip website.

Traveling by car from Busan to Tongyeong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Busan in July, you will find days in Tongyeong are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Yeosu.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Yeosu — 1 night

http://tour.yeosu.go.kr/en

A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yeosu day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tongyeong to Yeosu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Yeosu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Seoul.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Seoul — 1 night

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Yeosu to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yeosu in July: highs in Seoul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 27°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seoul.
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nightlife
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Seoul — 2 nights

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul online driving holiday planner.

You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sokcho.
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nightlife
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Sokcho — 1 night

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sokcho journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seoul.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
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Seoul — 1 night

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seoul road trip planning app.

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Incheon.
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nightlife
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Incheon — 1 night

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Incheon travel app.

Incheon is just a short distance from Seoul. In August, daytime highs in Incheon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Thu).
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nightlife
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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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