14 days in South Korea Itinerary

14 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea travel route planner
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
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Busan
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 4 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju, has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, kick back and relax at Hyeopjae Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Udo.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jeju travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Jeju is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from New York City to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Busan.
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Busan — 2 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, then get outside with Haeundae Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Haeundae Cinema Street. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa, then take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, then walk around Yongdusan Park, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In June, daytime highs in Busan are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 2 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Biryong Falls, then hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, and finally take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Sokcho itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seoul.
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Seoul — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, and visit Bukchon Hanok Village.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.
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