11 days in South Korea Itinerary

11 days in South Korea Itinerary

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11 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Busan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Seoul
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: New Orleans

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hamdeok Beach and Gwakji Gwamul Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Hallim Park and Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsanpo Jogabi Museum, Jeongbang Waterfall, & more). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach and walk around Bijarim Forest.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Jeju driving holiday tool .

New Orleans, USA to Jeju is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New Orleans to Jeju, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Jeju is little chillier than New Orleans - with highs of 78°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, then make a trip to Busan Station Plaza, then walk around UN Memorial Cemetery, and finally stroll through Gwangalli Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Busandaegyo Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Busan day trip site .

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeju in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 65°F in Busan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Spas Parks Historic Sites
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Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Spas
UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Yangdong Folk Village, steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, then steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, then contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area, and finally see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip planning website .

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Busan in September: highs in Gyeongju hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums
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Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

1
night
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Sokcho City Museum & Displaced Civilians Folk Village, then contemplate the long history of Gwongeumseong Fortress, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ulsanbawi Rock, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple.

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You can drive from Gyeongju to Sokcho in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sokcho can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
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Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Gwongeumseong Fortress ©
Gwongeumseong Fortress

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Lotte World Tower & Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongeunsa Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Myeong-dong Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Arko Art Center, see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul, then pause for some photo ops at Gwanghwamun Gate, then appreciate the history behind Jogyesa Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Changgyeonggung Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seoul attractions website .

Drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Bongeunsa Temple ©
Bongeunsa Temple
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

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