19 days in South Korea Itinerary

19 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea holiday planner
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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Chuncheon
— 1 night
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 3 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
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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.
Seoul is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, explore the world behind art at Leeum Art Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Seoul, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: highs in Seoul hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
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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 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Gugok Pokpo, then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then admire the natural beauty at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chuncheon trip builder app.

You can drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.
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Parks · Nature
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Sokcho — 2 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, then admire the verdant scenery at Osaek Jujeongol Valley, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Sokcho trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Gyeongju.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Gyeongju — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daegu (Donghwasa, Seomun Market, &more) and Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seokguram, and see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Sokcho to Gyeongju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in November, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Busan.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Side Trips
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Busan — 3 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for sightseeing, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, stroll around Busan Citizens Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Busan trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in November: highs in Busan hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly to Jeju.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Gasiri Wind Power Plant). Spend the 25th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, head off the coast to Udo, view the masterpieces at The Islander, and hike along Jeju Olle Trail Routes.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jeju planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips
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South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · 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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