18 days in South Korea Itinerary

18 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea tour planner

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Busan
— 5 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
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Seoul
— 7 nights
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Busan

— 5 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bosudong Book Street as well as Lotte Duty Free - Busan. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gwangalli Beach and Haedong Yonggung Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Yeojwacheon Stream and Oryukdo Island. Step out of Busan to go to Changwon and see Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park, take in the views from Busandaegyo Bridge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jangsan Mountain.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Busan travel route planner.

Cleveland, USA to Busan is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Cleveland to Busan, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cleveland in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Busan: highs are around 66°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 4 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hallasan and Jeju Stone Park. Family-friendly places like Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort and Manjanggul Cave will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Udo, enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, get outside with Sehwa Beach, and walk around Jeju April 3rd Peace Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeju travel app.

Fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Seoul

— 7 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yeouido Park and Ilsan Lake Park. Attractions like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Yeouido Hangang Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Changgyeonggung Palace, get engrossed in the history at Seodaemun Prison History Hall, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul day trip website.

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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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.