18 days in South Korea Itinerary

18 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 4 nights
Train
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Jeonju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Busan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
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Seoul
— 3 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 N Seoul Tower, Kwangjang Market, Insadong, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Gwanghwamun Gate and Deoksugung. Get a sense of the local culture at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Changdeokgung Palace. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Singapore in May, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
You've now added Omokdae and Imokdae to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Pungnammun Gate, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeondong Catholic Church, and then contemplate the long history of Omokdae and Imokdae. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Jaman Mural Village and then look for gifts at Jeonju Traditional Hanji Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jeonju trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Jeonju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Seoul in June, plan for little chillier days in Jeonju, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gyeongju.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park, Cheomseongdae Observatory, Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory, then explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and then snap pictures at Woljeonggyo Bridge. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple and then get in on the family fun at Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Jeonju to Gyeongju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jeonju in June, you will find days in Gyeongju are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Busan.
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Busan — 3 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, Haedong Yonggungsa, Cheongsapo Daritdol Observatory, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Busan Gamcheon Culture Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Busan trip planning site.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 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.
For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip itinerary maker.

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. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Seoul.
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Seoul — 3 nights

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seoul online travel route planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling 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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