16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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16 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Busan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Andong
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Suncheon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Boseong-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Jeonju
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Seoul
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Perth

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan Museum and Miryang City Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Haedong Yonggung Temple and Beomeosa Temple for their historical value. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwangalli Beach, and view the masterpieces at Shinsegae Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan driving holiday planner .

Perth, Australia to Busan is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Korea Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Perth in April, with highs in Busan at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Miryang City Museum
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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 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon, then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and finally explore the activities along Anapji Pond.

Discover how to plan a Gyeongju trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Busan in April, plan for little chillier days in Gyeongju, with highs around 14°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond

2
nights
Andong

Andong ©
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon). Museum-lovers will get to explore Hahoe Mask Museum and Andong Folk Museum. When in Andong, make a side trip to see Juwangsan National Park in Cheongsong-gun, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, contemplate the long history of Dosanseowon Confucian School, and take a stroll through Andong Folk Village.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Andong trip maker site .

You can take a bus from Gyeongju to Andong in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Andong are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Suncheon.

Things to do in Andong

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Juwangsan National Park
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Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Bongjeongsa ©
Bongjeongsa

1
night
Suncheon

Suncheon ©
Establishing a name for itself as "Korea's Ecological Capital," Suncheon sits nestled on the southwest coastline of the Korean peninsula, a haven of scenic beauty.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): deepen your understanding at Suncheon Hyanggyo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Suncheon online trip planner .

You can drive from Andong to Suncheon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Andong in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Suncheon: highs are around 22°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boseong-gun.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites
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Nagan Eupseong Folk Village ©
Nagan Eupseong Folk Village

1
night
Boseong-gun

Boseong-gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Boseong-gun trip builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Suncheon to Boseong-gun with the Route module. April in Boseong-gun sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Jeonju.

Things to do in Boseong-gun

Parks Nature Museums
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Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum ©

2
nights
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Gyeonggijeon Shrine, examine the collection at Royal Portrait Museum, contemplate the long history of Pungnammun Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeondong Catholic Church, then contemplate the long history of Omokdae and Imokdae, and finally contemplate the long history of Jeonjuhyanggyo Confucian School.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jeonju trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boseong-gun to Jeonju. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jeonju when traveling from Boseong-gun in April, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Naejangsan National Park
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Jeondong Catholic Church ©
Jeondong Catholic Church
Naejangsan National Park ©
Naejangsan National Park
Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Hwaseong Fortress. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Insadong, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seoul holiday maker .

You can take a train from Jeonju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. In April in Seoul, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Hwaseong Fortress
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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