14 days in South Korea Itinerary

14 days in South Korea Itinerary

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14 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Tallahassee, Florida
Fly:  23​h
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seoul
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Busan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Tallahassee, Florida

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Shop till you drop at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and The Islander. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alive Museum Jeju and Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff. Take a break from Jeju with a short trip to Jeongbang Waterfall in Seogwipo, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: walk around Spirited Garden, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the ancient world of Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site, and explore the fascinating underground world of Hallim Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip builder .

Tallahassee, USA to Jeju is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Korea Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Spirited Garden ©
Spirited Garden
Alive Museum Jeju ©
Alive Museum Jeju
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

4
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street. Explore hidden gems such as Hwaseong Fortress and Baek In-Je House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Dongbukgongsimdon (in Suwon). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Changdeokgung Palace, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and don't miss a visit to Insadong.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip maker site .

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. May in Seoul sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Suwon, DMZ Haemaru Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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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 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at UN Memorial Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Yeongdo Lighthouse, then get great views at Taejongdae, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Busan trip builder website .

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Busan sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Seokguram, then steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, and then engage your brain at Silla Arts And Science Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Historic Area, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, and finally contemplate the long history of Tongiljeon.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gyeongju online day trip planner .

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Busan in May, plan for slightly colder days in Gyeongju, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area

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