15 days in South Korea & Tokyo Itinerary

15 days in South Korea & Tokyo Itinerary

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15 days in South Korea & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + train:  13​h 15​min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Jeju, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada


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3
nights
Seoul, South Korea

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: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, don't miss a visit to Myeongdong Shopping Street, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Korea Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect Seoul to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

4
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step out of Jeju with an excursion to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, walk around Handam Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain

2
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Yongdusan Park, get great views at Taejongdae, visit a coastal fixture at Yeongdo Lighthouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally stroll through Haeundae Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach.

Make your Busan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. May in Busan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Busan

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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

5
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, take a stroll through Odaiba, and get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planner.

You can fly from Busan to Tokyo in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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