16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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16 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + train:  16​h
1
Seoul
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Busan
— 7 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Calgary

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Yeouido Park. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: The Garden of Morning Calm (in Gapyeong-gun), Songdo Central Park (in Incheon) and Everland (in Yongin). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Ewha Womans University, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip maker website .

Calgary, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Seoul is 16 hours. When traveling from Calgary in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Everland, Songdo Central Park, The Garden of Morning Calm
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Songdo Central Park ©
Songdo Central Park

7
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yeojwacheon Stream and Songdo Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Changwon (Yongji Munhwa Park & Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road), Gimhae National Museum (in Gimhae) and Tongdosa Temple (in Yangsan). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Igidae Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sinseondae, and enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Busan tour planner .

Fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in October, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are a bit cooler (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Changwon, Geoje, Tongdosa Temple, Gimhae National Museum, Yi Sun-shin Park
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Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
Igidae Park ©
Igidae Park
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae

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