22 days in South Korea Itinerary

22 days in South Korea Itinerary

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22 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  3​h 30​min
3
Daejeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Gangneung
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Icheon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Seoul
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Seattle

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Bring the kids along to Haeundae Beach and SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium. Appreciate the collections at Busan Museum and Bokcheon Museum. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwangalli Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art, and kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Busan trip itinerary maker app .

Seattle, USA to Busan is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Korea Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Seattle in June since evenings lows in Busan dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach

5
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Bring the kids along to Hamdeok Beach and Gwakji Gwamul Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hallim Park and Jejuyo Ceramic Culture Museum. When in Jeju, make a side trip to see Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Woljeongri Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and make a trip to Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Daejeon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Gwakji Gwamul Beach ©
Gwakji Gwamul Beach

3
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Appreciate the collections at Currency Museum and Cheongju National Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daejeon: Songnisan National Park (in Boeun-gun), Gongju National Museum (in Gongju) and Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun). There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Daejeon Observatory, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs, and take in the views from Mokcheokgyo Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Daejeon tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Jeju to Daejeon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June in Daejeon, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gangneung.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cheongju National Museum, Buyeo National Museum, Gongju National Museum, Songnisan National Park
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Songnisan National Park ©
Songnisan National Park
Currency Museum ©
Currency Museum
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum

3
nights
Gangneung

Gangneung ©
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Kids will enjoy Chuam Beach and Mangsang Beac. We've included these beaches for you: Jeongdongjin Beach and Gangmun Beach. When in Gangneung, make a side trip to see Mureung Valley in Donghae, approximately 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: get curious at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum and enjoy the sand and surf at Gyeongpo Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gangneung, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Daejeon to Gangneung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Icheon.

Things to do in Gangneung

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Donghae
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Chuam Beach ©
Chuam Beach
Jeongdongjin Beach ©
Jeongdongjin Beach

1
night
Icheon

Icheon
On the 17th (Mon), laugh and play at Icheon Termeden.

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Explore your travel options from Gangneung to Icheon with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Icheon

Theme Parks Spas
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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.
Let the collections at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Korean Folk Village capture your imagination. Attractions like Namsan Park and National Museum of Korea make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower, take an in-depth tour of The National Folk Museum of Korea, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and wander the streets of Insadong.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul day trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Icheon to Seoul with the Route module. In June in Seoul, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Korean Folk Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Korean Folk Village ©
Korean Folk Village
Lotte World ©
Lotte World

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