24 days in East Asia Itinerary

24 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Seoul
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Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jeju
— 3 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 2 nights
Bus
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Gyeongju
— 1 day
Drive
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Busan
— 1 night
Train
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Daejeon
— 1 day
Train
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Busan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seoul
— 4 nights
Train
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Suwon
— 1 day
Train
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Seoul
— 2 nights
Bus
11
Chuncheon
— 1 day
Bus
12
Sokcho
— 1 night
Bus
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Seoul
— 3 nights
Subway
14
Incheon
— 1 day
Drive to Gimpo International Airport, Fly to Brussels

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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.
You've now added Gyeongbokgung Palace to your itinerary. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in October; daily highs in Seoul reach 22°C and lows reach 21°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Jeju.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Jeju — 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hallim Park, O’sulloc Tea Museum, Camellia Hill, and other attractions. Step out of the city life by going to Haenyeo Museum and Manjanggul Cave.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jeju day trip planning site.

Getting from Seoul to Jeju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. October in Jeju sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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 day by day itinerary now includes Songdo Beach as well as Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Busan online tour planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Jeju in October, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Busan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches
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Gyeongju — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girimsa Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golgulsa Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seokguram.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju day trip planning site.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Busan.
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Busan — 1 night

On the 17th (Mon), snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Busan holiday planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 1 day

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Daejeon Jungang Market as well as Skyroad. On the 18th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Hanbat Arboretum, hunt for treasures at Daejeon Jungang Market, and then make a trip to Skyroad.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Daejeon route builder tool.

Traveling by train from Busan to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Busan in October, expect nights in Daejeon to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Busan.
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Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
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Busan — 2 nights

Your list of things to see and do now includes Songdo Beach, Gwangandaegyo Bridge, Geumgang Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cheongsapo.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Busan vacation maker app.

You can take a train from Daejeon to Busan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Daejeon in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Seoul on the 20th (Thu).
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Seoul — 4 nights

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul sightseeing website.

Getting from Busan to Seoul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Busan in October, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 21°C at night. You'll set off for Suwon on the 24th (Mon).
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nightlife
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Suwon — 1 day

City of Filial Piety

The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hwaseong Haenggung Palace as well as Mr. Toilet House. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mr. Toilet House, contemplate the long history of Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, then steep yourself in history at Changryongmun Gate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hwaseong Fortress, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Dongbukgongsimdon.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Suwon road trip planning site.

You can drive from Seoul to Suwon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. October in Suwon sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.
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Seoul — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Dongdaemun Market as well as Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seoul visit planner.

Getting from Suwon to Seoul by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a subway. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chuncheon.
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Chuncheon — 1 day

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Nami Island has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Wed), head off the coast to Nami Island and then admire the natural beauty at The Garden of Morning Calm.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chuncheon tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seoul in October since evenings lows in Chuncheon dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 1 night

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Geumganggul Cave, Seoraksan National Park and Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

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Drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chuncheon in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Sokcho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Seoul.
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Seoul — 3 nights

Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hanbok Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Changgyeonggung Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Gwanghwamun Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip tool.

Getting from Sokcho to Seoul by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Incheon.
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Incheon — 1 day

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
You've now added Chinatown to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Chinatown.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Incheon trip itinerary planning tool.

Incheon is just a short distance from Seoul. Traveling from Seoul in October, Incheon is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Jeju Island travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
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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Gyeonggi-do travel guide

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Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Historic Walking Areas
Korea's most populous province, Gyeonggi-do surrounds (but does not include) the savvy national capital, boasting rivers, lakes, and mountains. The main cultural attractions in Gyeonggi-do emphasize Korea's distant and recent past, including a huge World Heritage-listed fortress, royal tombs, a folk village, and the Demilitarized Zone. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the region's emphasis on ecology, while families can visit a range of kid-friendly spots, from ceramics workshops and museums, to numerous theme parks and water-sport facilities along the coast.
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