22 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
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Busan
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 6 nights

Island of the Gods

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manjanggul Cave and Udo. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Seri World, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, get outside with Hyeopjae Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jeju trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Jeju is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Busan.
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Busan — 5 nights

Attractions like Haeundae Beach and Taejongdae make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, don't miss a visit to Nakdong Estuary Eco Center, kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan vacation maker website.

Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In May, daytime highs in Busan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 2 nights

Museum Without Walls

On the 30th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond and then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

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You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in May, plan for little chillier days in Gyeongju, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 2 nights

On the 1st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple, hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, and then cool off at Seorak Waterpia. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sokcho trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gyeongju to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Seoul.
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Seoul — 6 nights

Bring the kids along to Gyeongbokgung Palace and Lotte World. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, and get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market.

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Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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South Korea travel guide

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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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