22 days in South Korea Itinerary

22 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Busan
— 4 nights
2
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
3
Yeosu
— 2 nights
4
Hapcheon-Gun
— 1 night
5
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
6
Sokcho
— 2 nights
7
Seoul
— 3 nights

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You'll get in some beach time at Gwangalli Beach and Songdo Beach. Get some historical perspective at Beomeosa Temple and Daeseong-dong Ancient Tomb. Explore Busan's surroundings by going to Gimhaeeupsung North gate (in Gimhae) and Yeojwacheon Stream (in Changwon). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at UN Memorial Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Joseon Tongsinsa History Museum, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Busan trip app.

Ottawa, Canada to Busan is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Ottawa in May, things will get a bit warmer in Busan: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gimhae, Yeojwacheon Stream
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Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery

6
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spirited Garden and Yakchunsa Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Jeongbang Waterfall and Hamdeok Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, Hwangwooji Coast, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Bijarim Forest, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, kick back and relax at Hyeopjae Beach, and make a trip to Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jeju route builder website.

Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yeosu.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Jeongbang Waterfall ©
Jeongbang Waterfall
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Spirited Garden ©
Spirited Garden

2
nights
Yeosu

Yeosu ©
A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
On the 16th (Sat), walk around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, contemplate the long history of Yeosu Jinnamgwan, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hyangiram Hermitage, and finally take an in-depth tour of Geobukseon Mohyeong Cheheomjang. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Imjinseong Fortress, identify plant and animal life at Yangmori School, and then get engrossed in the history at Hamel Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Yeosu trip planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Yeosu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Yeosu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hapcheon-Gun.

Things to do in Yeosu

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Namhae-gun, Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve
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Hyangiram Hermitage ©
Hyangiram Hermitage
Yeosu Jinnamgwan ©
Yeosu Jinnamgwan
Imjinseong Fortress ©
Imjinseong Fortress

1
night
Hapcheon-Gun

Hapcheon-Gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll around Hwangmaesan County Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haeinsa.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hapcheon-Gun trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yeosu to Hapcheon-Gun. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Hapcheon-Gun

Parks Historic Sites
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Haeinsa ©
Haeinsa
Hwangmaesan County Park ©
Hwangmaesan County Park

2
nights
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
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 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Historic Area, thensteep yourself in history at 석빙고(Seokbinggo Ice Storage House), and finally contemplate the long history of Yangdong Folk Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Submerged Tomb of King Munmu, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon, thenexamine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Hapcheon-Gun to Gyeongju with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, contemplate the long history of Gwongeumseong Fortress, thenhead outdoors with Ulsanbawi Rock, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sokcho City Museum & Displaced Civilians Folk Village. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Seokbong Ceramic Museum, contemplate the long history of Uisangdae, take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongcho Lake, and finally hunt for treasures at Sokcho Jungang Market.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sokcho trip planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Sokcho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yangyang-gun
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Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Uisangdae ©
Uisangdae

3
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lotte World Tower & Mall and Jogyesa Temple. Get some historical perspective at Bongeunsa Temple and Changgyeonggung Palace. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Grevin Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Myeong-dong Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Gwanghwamun Gate, and contemplate the long history of Manhae Han Young Un Simujang.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary website.

Drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Seoul are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Lotte World Tower & Mall ©
Lotte World Tower & Mall
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

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