15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
2
Busan
— 3 nights
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
4
Daegu
— 1 night
5
Seoul
— 4 nights

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Seonim Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Spirited Garden, and kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jeju road trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Jeju is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Jeju is 6 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Jeju, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, examine the collection at Busan Museum, and get great views at Taejongdae.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Busan vacation planning website.

Fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Busan when traveling from Jeju in September, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Gyeongju Eupseong, thenpause for some photo ops at Seokguram, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girimsa Temple, thenexplore the activities along Anapji Pond, and then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Busan in September: highs in Gyeongju hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Daegu.

Things to do in Gyeongju

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

1
night
Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Daegu Safety Theme Park, thensteep yourself in history at Donghwasa, and then hunt for treasures at Seomun Market.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Daegu visit planner.

Drive from Gyeongju to Daegu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in September, you will find days in Daegu are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Seoul.

Things to do in Daegu

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Daegu Safety Theme Park ©
Daegu Safety Theme Park
Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Seomun Market
Seomun Market

4
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 shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and enjoy breathtaking views from N Seoul Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Daegu to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Daegu, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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