16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea vacation planner
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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Yangyang-gun
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 2 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
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Seoul — 6 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 shopping, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at N Seoul Tower, make a trip to Jongmyo Shrine, steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Seoul, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, you will find days in Seoul are colder (35°C), and nights are slightly colder (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yangyang-gun.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Yangyang-gun — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get outside with Osaek Jujeongol Valley and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yangyang-gun trip itinerary site.

Drive from Seoul to Yangyang-gun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Busan.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Busan — 2 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa, enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at Trick Eye Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Busan online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yangyang-gun to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Busan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly to Jeju.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 5 nights

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.
Take a break from Jeju with a short trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, head outdoors with Hamdeok Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, and take in the exciting artwork at The Islander.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip builder site.

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. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip
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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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