17 days in South Korea Itinerary

17 days in South Korea Itinerary

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17 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Busan
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Seoul
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Family-friendly places like Haeundae Beach and SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium will thrill your kids. Step out of Busan to go to Gyeongju and see Anapji Pond, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Busan trip itinerary planning app .

Vancouver, Canada to Busan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Busan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in October, things will get a bit warmer in Busan: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Anapji Pond
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium

5
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hamdeok Beach and Hyeopjae Beach. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Cheonjiyeon Falls). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Hallim Park, find something for the whole family at Jeju Glass Castle, have fun and explore at Kim Man Duk Memorial Museum, and head outdoors with Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jeju attractions site .

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Busan in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Jeju. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Eco Land Theme Park ©
Eco Land Theme Park

7
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.
Attractions like Namsan Park and National Museum of Korea make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Yongin (Korean Folk Village & Everland). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, make a trip to Insadong, enjoy breathtaking views from N Seoul Tower, and find something for the whole family at Lotte World.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yongin
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Korean Folk Village ©
Korean Folk Village

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