12 days in South Korea Itinerary

12 days in South Korea Itinerary

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12 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Train:  15​h 30​min
1
Seoul
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Suncheon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Boseong-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Jeonju
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Andong
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Perth

2
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.
Seoul is known for museums, shopping, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, walk around Namsan Park, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seoul vacation builder site .

Perth, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Seoul. Traveling from Perth in April, things will get little chillier in Seoul: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

1
night
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Halla Mountain and then Head underground at Manjanggul Cave.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju online holiday planner .

Getting from Seoul to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Suncheon.

Things to do in Jeju

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Halla Mountain
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain

1
night
Suncheon

Suncheon ©
Establishing a name for itself as "Korea's Ecological Capital," Suncheon sits nestled on the southwest coastline of the Korean peninsula, a haven of scenic beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Suncheon Open Film Set, contemplate the long history of Suncheon Hyanggyo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songgwangsa Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Suncheon trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Suncheon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. April in Suncheon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Boseong-gun.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites
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Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple
Seonamsa Temple ©
Seonamsa Temple
Suncheon Open Film Set ©
Suncheon Open Film Set

1
night
Boseong-gun

Boseong-gun ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Daewonsa Tibetan Museum, examine the collection at Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Boseong-gun trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Suncheon to Boseong-gun. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Jeonju.

Things to do in Boseong-gun

Museums Nature Parks
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Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©

1
night
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Moak Mountain, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Byeonsanbando National Park, see the interesting displays at Jeonju Fan Culture Center, then get engrossed in the history at Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeonju trip itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Boseong-gun to Jeonju with the Route module. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jeonju when traveling from Boseong-gun in April, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Jeonju

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Byeonsanbando National Park
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Jeonju Fan Culture Center ©
Jeonju Fan Culture Center
Jeonju Hanok Village ©
Jeonju Hanok Village

1
night
Andong

Andong ©
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
On the 12th (Sun), wander the streets of Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, then steep yourself in history at Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and finally see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Andong tour planner .

You can drive from Jeonju to Andong in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Jeonju in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Andong, with highs around 14°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Bongjeongsa ©
Bongjeongsa

1
night
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 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Anapji Pond, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gyeongju trip maker website .

Traveling by bus from Andong to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll around Yongdusan Park, get great views at Taejongdae, enjoy the sea views from Yeongdo Lighthouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Busan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Gyeongju in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 22°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

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