19 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly to Muan International Airport, Drive to Hwasun-gun
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Hwasun-gun
— 1 night
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Daejeon
— 1 night
Train
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Seoul
— 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.
Bring the kids along to Gyeongbokgung Palace and N Seoul Tower. You'll explore and learn at National Folk Museum of Korea and National Museum of Korea. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, explore the world behind art at Seoul Arts Center, take an in-depth tour of Dokdo Museum Seoul, and wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul tour itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in March, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Seoul. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Seokguram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bomun Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gyeongju online vacation planner.

Fly from Seoul to Gyeongju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seoul in March, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Busan.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Busan — 3 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Haedong Yonggungsa and Busan Museum of Art. Appreciate the collections at Bokcheon Museum and Busan Museum. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Gwangalli Beach, and stroll around Yongdusan Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Busan day trip site.

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 March, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 4 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.
Halla Mountain has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at O’sulloc Tea Museum and Bulsari Tapsa Temple. Let the collections at Jeju Museum of War History & Peace and Teddy Bear Museum Jeju capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Cheonjiyeon Falls & Yakchunsa Temple). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, contemplate the long history of Samseonghyeol, and Head underground at Manjanggul Cave.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Jeju day trip tool.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hwasun-gun.
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Hwasun-gun — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Seryangje Reservoir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unjusa, and then don't miss a visit to Manyeonsa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hwasun-gun online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Jeju to Hwasun-gun with the Route module. April in Hwasun-gun sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 1 night

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
On the 5th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Daejeon Museum of Art, then get to know the resident critters at Daejeon O-World, then pause for some serene contemplation at Daeheungdong Catholic Church, and finally stroll around Uam historical Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Daejeon trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hwasun-gun to Daejeon. Traveling from Hwasun-gun in April, Daejeon is cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Seoul.
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Seoul — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at World Jewellery Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Leeum Art Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at The War Memorial of Korea, and finally shop like a local with Namdaemun Market. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Myeong-dong Cathedral and then examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul.

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Traveling by train from Daejeon to Seoul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly 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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