17 days in South Korea Itinerary

17 days in South Korea Itinerary

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17 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + train:  17​h
1
Seoul
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Changnyeong-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Gyeongbokgung Palace and The War Memorial of Korea. Visit Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take an in-depth tour of Deoksugung, take a stroll through Insadong, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

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Los Angeles, USA to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Korea Standard Time (KST) is 17 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seoul, with lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Yangdong Folk Village, then contemplate the long history of Oksan Seowon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, and finally examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

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Getting from Seoul to Gyeongju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Gyeongju, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Changnyeong-gun.

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

1
night
Changnyeong-gun

Changnyeong-gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Changnyeong Museum, identify plant and animal life at Upo Wetland, and then delve into the distant past at Changnyeong Shilla Jinheungwang Cheokgyeongbi.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Changnyeong-gun journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gyeongju to Changnyeong-gun. In July, daytime highs in Changnyeong-gun are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Changnyeong-gun

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Upo Wetland ©
Upo Wetland

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Head to Jagalchi Market and Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum Cityfor some retail therapy. Visit Haedong Yonggung Temple and Yeongdo Lighthouse for their historical value. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, stroll through Gwangalli Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Changnyeong-gun to Busan with the Route module. Traveling from Changnyeong-gun in July, you will find days in Busan are little chillier (84°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple

5
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and The Islander. Gwaneumsa Temple and Bulsari Tapsa Temple will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Jeju to Seogwipo to see Seongsan Ilchulbong about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Geomunoreum, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, examine the collection at Jeju National Museum, and stroll through Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jeju tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Geomunoreum ©
Geomunoreum
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Jeju National Museum ©
Jeju National Museum

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