22 days in South Korea Itinerary

22 days in South Korea Itinerary

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22 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16​h
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Busan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Daejeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Chuncheon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Seoul
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

5
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 & Halla Mountain). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, stroll around Handam Park, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Jeju driving holiday planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Jeju is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Sarabong Park ©
Sarabong 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, historic sites, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, get great views at Taejongdae, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market.

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Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In February, daytime highs in Busan are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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 18th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Seokguram, then steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, and then get in on the family fun at Gyeongju World. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ulsan Daegok Museum, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Busan in February: highs in Gyeongju hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Daejeon.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Ulsan Daegok Museum
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

3
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Get out of town with these interesting Daejeon side-trips: Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan), Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun) and Gongju (Magoksa Temple & Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beopjusa Temple, make a trip to Mokcheokgyo Bridge, steep yourself in history at Cheongnamdae, and examine the collection at Currency Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Daejeon trip builder tool .

Getting from Gyeongju to Daejeon by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Daejeon when traveling from Gyeongju in February, with lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gongju, Cheongnamdae, Beopjusa Temple, Gwanchoksa Temple, Buyeo National Museum
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Beopjusa Temple ©
Beopjusa Temple
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum
Gwanchoksa Temple ©
Gwanchoksa Temple

1
night
Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa and then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chuncheon day trip app .

Drive from Daejeon to Chuncheon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Chuncheon sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheonjin Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baekdamsa Temple, then get outside with Osaek Jujeongol Valley, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

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Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Sokcho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Baekdamsa Temple, Cheonjin Beach
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

5
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, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get in on the family fun at Lotte World, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, and don't miss a visit to Myeongdong Shopping Street.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Seoul are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can 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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