11 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights


Seoul — 2 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong. Visit Changdeokgung Palace and Baek In-je's House for their historical value. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheonggyecheon Stream, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and make a trip to N Seoul Tower.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary maker website.

Los Angeles, USA to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 17 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 53°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Gyeongju.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Gyeongju — 2 nights

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Shilla Arts and Science Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area.

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You can fly from Seoul to Gyeongju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in March, expect nights in Gyeongju to be somewhat warmer, around 40°F, while days are little chillier, around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Busan.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Busan — 1 night

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Yongdusan Park, then head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa.

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Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Busan, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Jeju.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yongmeori Beach and Hamdeok Beach. Get some cultural insight at Yakchunsa Temple and Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Jeongbang Waterfall & Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach, head outdoors with Woljeongri Beach, walk around Hallim Park, and Head underground at Manjanggul Cave.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jeju trip planner.

Fly from Busan to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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South Korea travel guide

History Museums · Shopping · 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.