15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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15 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Toulouse
Fly:  24​h
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seoul
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Toulouse

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Take a break from Jeju with a short trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, view the masterpieces at The Islander, get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and walk around Sarabong Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip planner.

Toulouse, France to Jeju is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Toulouse to Jeju. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Seongsan Ilchulbong, Suwolbong Peak
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Udo ©
Udo

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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get your game on at INT Studio, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and shop like a local with Namdaemun Market.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Jeju to Seoul by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. On your second day here, head outdoors with Cheonjin Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baekdamsa Temple, then get outside with Osaek Jujeongol Valley, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sokcho vacation builder website .

You can drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Cheonjin Beach, Baekdamsa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

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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 26th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Oksan Seowon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Gyeongju sightseeing planner .

Drive from Sokcho to Gyeongju in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Yongdusan Park, get great views at Taejongdae, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally head outdoors with Haeundae Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village, take in the awesome beauty at Bongnaesan, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Busan online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Gyeongju, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

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