15 days in South Korea Itinerary

15 days in South Korea Itinerary

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15 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  6 h
1
Seoul
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Jeonju
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Daegu
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
4
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  30 min
5
Jeju
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Seoul

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.
Lotte World has been added to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Market. Popular historic sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun) are in your itinerary. Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to Nami Island in Chuncheon, about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Insadong, do sightseeing your way with DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, make a trip to N Seoul Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seoul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul is 1 hour. In May, Seoul is little chillier than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Jeonju.

Things to do in Seoul

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nami Island
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

1
night
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nambu Market as well as Jeonju Makgeolli Town. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Nambu Market and then get a taste of local nightlife at Jeonju Makgeolli Town.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jeonju trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seoul to Jeonju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Jeonju can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Daegu.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
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Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Jeondong Catholic Church ©
Jeondong Catholic Church
Omokdae and Imokdae ©
Omokdae and Imokdae

1
night
Daegu

Daegu
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Daegu road trip tool .

Drive from Jeonju to Daegu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jeonju in May, expect nights in Daegu to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daegu

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Seomun Market
Seomun Market
Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa

2
nights
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gyeongju online attractions planner .

Take a bus from Daegu to Gyeongju in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Daegu in May, expect nights in Gyeongju to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are cooler, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

3
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get some cultural insight at The Islander and Haenyeo Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju Folk Village, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, hunt for treasures at Dongmun Market, find something for the whole family at Hallim Park, and get engrossed in the history at Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jeju route builder tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gyeongju to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
O’sulloc Tea Museum ©
O’sulloc Tea Museum

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Gijang Market.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Busan driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping Historic Sites
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Gijang Market ©
Gijang Market
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Seokbulsa Temple ©
Seokbulsa Temple

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