15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea tour itinerary maker

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
Drive
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Andong
— 1 night
Drive
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seoul
— 4 nights
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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. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Halla Mountain). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, make a trip to Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, kick back and relax at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, and get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jeju holiday site.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

Busan

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 13th (Thu), kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, walk around Yongdusan Park, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, then get great views at Taejongdae, and finally snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Busan online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. December in Busan sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

Gyeongju

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.
On the 15th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Seokguram and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gyeongju sightseeing app.

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 3°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

Andong

— 1 night

Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture

Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum and then contemplate the long history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village.

Plan trip to Andong with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Andong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Andong are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

Sokcho

— 2 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sokcho holiday website.

Drive from Andong to Sokcho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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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.
Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

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.