15 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip planner
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Seoul
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Train
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Ulsan
— 3 nights
Train
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
Train
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Jeonju
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seoul
— 4 nights
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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.
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Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Seoul. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in January: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 1°C and lows are around -7°C. You will leave for Gyeongju on the 5th (Thu).
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nightlife
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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.
You've now added Royal Tomb of King Taejong Muyeol to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Seokguram, steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Hyanggyo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village, then steep yourself in history at Royal Tomb of King Taejong Muyeol, then steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju day trip planner.

Getting from Seoul to Gyeongju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Seoul in January since evenings lows in Gyeongju dip to 0°C. You will leave for Ulsan on the 7th (Sat).
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Ulsan — 3 nights

Gateway to the Yeongnam Alps

A powerhouse of industry not just for South Korea but the world, Ulsan offers up a thriving metropolis dominated by trade but interspersed with some undisturbed scenery.
Ulsan is known for parks, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Daewangam Park, explore the activities along Taehwagang National Garden, kick back and relax at Ilsan Beach, and head outdoors with Jinha Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ulsan vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Ulsan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gyeongju in January, expect nights in Ulsan to be a bit cooler, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gwangju.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Gwangju — 2 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Your day by day itinerary now includes U.Square Cultural Center as well as Yangdong Market. On the 10th (Tue), get into the urban bustle at U.Square Cultural Center, then take an in-depth tour of Gwangju Folk Museum, and then don't miss a visit to 1913 Songjeong Station Market. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park and then stop by Yangdong Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gwangju trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Ulsan to Gwangju by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Ulsan in January, expect nights in Gwangju to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Jeonju.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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Jeonju — 3 nights

If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Jeonju is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village and steep yourself in history at Omokdae and Imokdae.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jeonju trip planner.

Traveling by train from Gwangju to Jeonju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gwangju in January, you will find days in Jeonju are a bit warmer (3°C), and nights are about the same (-5°C). You will leave for Seoul on the 15th (Sun).
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Historic Sites
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Seoul — 4 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Ikseon-dong Hanok Street, Cheonggyecheon Stream, Eunpyeong History Hanok Museum, and other attractions you added. Enjoy Seoul some more: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, stop by Bukchon Hanok Village, and admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seoul trip planner.

Getting from Jeonju to Seoul by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Side Trips
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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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