14 days in South Korea Itinerary

14 days in South Korea Itinerary

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14 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + Fly + train:  19​h 15​min
1
Seoul
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Busan
— 3 nights
3
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Philadelphia

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Nami Island (in Chuncheon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, find something for the whole family at Lotte World, and take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seoul online trip itinerary builder .

Philadelphia, USA to Seoul is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Seoul, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in January, expect Seoul to be a bit cooler, temps between 35°F and 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nami Island, DMZ Haemaru Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 14th (Tue), ponder the design of Busan Station Plaza, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally get outside with Haeundae Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, then take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and then take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Busan online travel route planner .

Fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Busan is a bit warmer than Seoul - with highs of 44°F and lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

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
Busan

Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Spas Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gyeongju
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Spas
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

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