21 days in East Asia Itinerary

21 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul
— 5 nights
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Jeonju
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jeju
— 6 nights
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Seoul — 5 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.
Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, visit Bukchon Hanok Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheonggyecheon Stream, and take a stroll through Insadong.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Seoul trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 5°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jeonju.
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Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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Jeonju — 3 nights

If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeonju: Daejeon (Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath & Jangtaesan Natural Forest) and Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jeonju trip itinerary site.

Getting from Seoul to Jeonju by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Jeonju can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Busan.
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Parks · Nature · Museums
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Busan — 4 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gyeongju (Cheonmachong Tomb & Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and get great views at Taejongdae.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Busan planner.

You can drive from Jeonju to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Jeonju in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Pyeongchang-gun.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Pyeongchang-gun — 2 nights

A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa Temple and then stroll through Phoenix Snow Park. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangwonsa.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pyeongchang-gun, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Pyeongchang-gun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Jeju.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
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Jeju — 6 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.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Halla Mountain). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Sarabong Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bangju Church, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jeju holiday planning site.

You can fly from Pyeongchang-gun to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Jeju Island travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A popular vacation island for Koreans and foreigners with a mild coastal climate, Jeju-do offers hiking, caving, horseback riding, and plenty of beaches on which to relax and observe the sunset. A holiday in Jeju-do usually involves a visit to a UNESCO-protected lava tube, where you can see the world’s largest known lava column. Other lava and limestone caves set in botanical gardens, as well as a number of folk villages, combine to offer a diverse range of attractions during treks through the densely forested island, with the well-marked hiking trails also leading past giant basalt statues. Inland theme parks--ranging from a teddy bear museum to an erotic sculpture park--and golf courses provide a diverse range of entertainment options. The matriarchal island is known for its fisherwomen and female divers.
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