15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
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Yangyang-gun
— 2 nights
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Chuncheon
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Pohang
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 2 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Gasiri Wind Power Plant, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, walk around Sarabong Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Saebyeol Oreum, and admire the natural beauty at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jeju online trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Jeju is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Jeju. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Yangyang-gun.
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Yangyang-gun — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Biryong Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yangyang-gun tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Yangyang-gun in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chuncheon.
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Chuncheon — 1 night

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, contemplate the waterfront views at Gugok Pokpo, and then head off the coast to Nami Island.

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You can drive from Yangyang-gun to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park (in Bucheon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, walk around Namsan Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Seoul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Pohang.
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Pohang — 2 nights

Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and a main seaport in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Seokguram and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pohang planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Pohang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in May, expect nights in Pohang to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
On the 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, then don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Haeundae Cinema Street, enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Busan road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pohang to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pohang in May: highs in Busan hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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South Korea travel guide

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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.
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Gangwon-do travel guide

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Islands · National Parks · Beaches
Predominantly mountainous, the northernmost province of Gangwon-do offers a wide range of outdoor activities in natural scenery. A typical Gangwon-do itinerary includes scenic hikes through national parks dotted by Buddha statues and tall pagodas, plus relaxation on clean beaches in summer or excellent skiing in winter. Take a cable car to enjoy a view of the World Heritage-listed mountain biosphere, and tour the Demilitarized Zone to understand the magnitude of foreign-imposed division. Forests with edible alpine plants and mushrooms add unique flavors to Gangwon-do's cuisine, which also uses cuttlefish and pollock harvested from the long, steep coast.
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