17 days in South Korea Itinerary

17 days in South Korea Itinerary

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17 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Train:  19​h 30​min
1
Seoul
— 7 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Daejeon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Muju-gun
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Hapcheon-Gun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Changwon
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Busan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Andong
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Seoul
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
You've added Gwangmyeong Cave, Namdaemun Market, Running Man Insandong, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul tour planner.

Montreal, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Montreal to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in April, things will get a bit warmer in Seoul: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Daejeon.

Things to do in Seoul

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gwangmyeong Cave
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

1
night
Daejeon

Daejeon
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
You've now added Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest to your itinerary. On the 10th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Daejeon Observatory and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Daejeon day trip planner .

Take a train from Seoul to Daejeon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Daejeon are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Muju-gun.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest
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hours
Muju-gun

Muju-gun ©
You've now added Taekwondowon to your itinerary. On the 10th (Fri), expand your horizons at Taekwondowon.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Muju-gun day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seoul to Muju-gun. In April, daily temperatures in Muju-gun can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hapcheon-Gun.

Things to do in Muju-gun

Classes
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Taekwondowon ©
Taekwondowon

1
night
Hapcheon-Gun

Hapcheon-Gun ©
On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Haeinsa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hapcheon-Gun online trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Muju-gun to Hapcheon-Gun. Traveling from Muju-gun in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hapcheon-Gun, with lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Busan.

Things to do in Hapcheon-Gun

Historic Sites
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Haeinsa ©
Haeinsa

few
hours
Changwon

Changwon ©
Changwon is the capital city of Gyeongsangnam-do, on the southeast coast of South Korea. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yeojwacheon Stream.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Changwon trip itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Hapcheon-Gun to Changwon with the Route module. Traveling from Hapcheon-Gun in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Changwon, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Changwon

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seokbulsa Temple as well as UN Memorial Cemetery. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan online journey builder .

You can drive from Changwon to Busan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Changwon in April, plan for little chillier nights in Busan, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

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.
On the 14th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gyeongju vacation planner.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Busan in April, you will find days in Gyeongju are slightly colder (14°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock-carved Standing Buddha and then steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Andong online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Gyeongju to Andong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Dosanseowon Confucian School ©
Dosanseowon Confucian School
Rock-carved Standing Buddha ©
Rock-carved Standing Buddha

1
night
Seoul

Seoul ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Running Man Insandong as well as Ewha Womans University. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Ewha Womans University, then get your game on at Running Man Insandong, and then make a trip to Skyroad.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul tour planner.

Drive from Andong to Seoul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Andong in April, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Skyroad
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Ewha Womans University ©
Ewha Womans University
Skyroad ©
Skyroad

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