17 days in South Korea Itinerary

17 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Sokcho
— 1 night
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Buyeo-gun
— 1 night
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 1 night
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
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Seoul

— 4 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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cheonggyecheon Stream and Deoksugung. There's still lots to do: stop by Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, contemplate the long history of Changdeokgung Palace, and brush up on your military savvy at The War Memorial of Korea.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seoul route planner.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Seoul. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in November, you will find days in Seoul are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:

Sokcho

— 1 night
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sokcho road trip planning tool.

Getting from Seoul to Sokcho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Buyeo-gun.

Things to do in Sokcho

Nature · Parks
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Buyeo-gun

— 1 night
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Nakhwaam Rock, steep yourself in history at Busosanseong Fortress, and then examine the collection at Buyeo National Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Buyeo-gun trip site.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Buyeo-gun takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Buyeo-gun can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Buyeo-gun

Historic Sites · Museums
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Gyeongju

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): engage your brain at Silla Arts And Science Museum, contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb, contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju road trip tool.

Getting from Buyeo-gun to Gyeongju by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Buyeo-gun in November, expect nights in Gyeongju to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature
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Busan

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, get outside with Haeundae Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan attractions planning site.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in November, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 6 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gwakji Gwamul Beach. Get some cultural insight at Jeju Folk Museum and Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Gasiri Wind Power Plant, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Hamdeok Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Roe Deer Observation Center, and admire the masterpieces at Trick Art Museum Korea.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jeju trip builder app.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.