22 days in East Asia Itinerary

22 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Incheon
— 1 night
Drive
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Seoul
— 6 nights
Train
3
Daegu
— 3 nights
Train
4
Busan
— 4 nights
Bus to Wando, South Korea, Ferry to Jeju
5
Jeju
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mokpo, Bus to Gwangju
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Gwangju
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 1 night
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Incheon

— 1 night
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeondeungsa Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Incheon tour itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Incheon is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Perth in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Incheon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Incheon

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Seoul

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Paju (Dora Observatory & DMZ Haemaru Village) and Everland (in Yongin). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Insadong, don't miss a visit to Changgyeonggung Palace, walk around Banpo Hangang Park, and steep yourself in history at Jongmyo Shrine.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seoul online visit planner.

Seoul is very close to Incheon. July in Seoul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Daegu.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 5:

Daegu

— 3 nights
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daegu: Gyeongju (Gyeongju Historic Area, Daereungwon Tomb Complex, &more) and Haeinsa (in Hapcheon-Gun). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to 83 Tower, hunt for treasures at Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine, and get in on the family fun at E-World.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Daegu online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Seoul to Daegu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Daegu, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Busan

— 4 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Daewangam Park (in Ulsan) and Oedo Botania (in Geoje). And it doesn't end there: walk around Busan Citizens Park, take a stroll through Gwangbokro Culture and Fashion street, hunt for treasures at Gukje Market, and take in the pleasant sights at Igidae Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Busan using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Daegu to Busan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

Jeju

— 2 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the local landmarks with Yeha Bus Tour - Day Tours and then trek along Jeju Olle Trail Routes. On the next day, kick back and relax at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, then see the interesting displays at O’sulloc Tea Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bangju Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jeju online journey builder.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Busan to Jeju in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Gwangju

— 1 night
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gwangju sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Jeju to Gwangju takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In August in Gwangju, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Seoul.
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:
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Seoul

— 1 night
On the 16th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Seoul Museum of Art and then wander the streets of Itaewon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Gwangju to Seoul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gwangju in August: highs in Seoul hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17: