15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Seoul
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Daegu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive
5
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Jeju
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Incheon
— 1 night
Drive to Gimpo International Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport

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Seoul

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine. There's still lots to do: visit Insadong, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul sightseeing planner.

New Delhi, India to Seoul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in July; daily highs in Seoul reach 34°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Pyeongchang-gun

— 2 nights
A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pyeongchang Olympic Market, Odaesan National Park and Phoenix Snow Park. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Odaesan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Pyeongchang Olympic Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Herb Nara Nongwon, then hit the slopes at Phoenix Snow Park, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pyeongchang-gun attractions website.

You can drive from Seoul to Pyeongchang-gun in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Daegu.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Daegu

— 2 nights
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Daegu vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pyeongchang-gun to Daegu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Daegu can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daegu

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Gyeongju

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seokguram, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Daegu to Gyeongju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Busan

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shinsegae Centum City Spaland, Haeundae Beach and Yongdusan Park. On the 28th (Wed), kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, stroll through Yongdusan Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at Shinsegae Centum City Spaland.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Busan visit planner.

Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Busan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will leave for Jeju on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Busan

Spas · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Jeju

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hyeopjae Beach. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): Head underground at Manjanggul Cave and then take in the dramatic natural features at Seongsan Ilchulbong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach, hunt for treasures at Dongmun Market, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Islander.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Jeju trip planner.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Incheon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Incheon

— 1 night
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
You've now added Square 1 to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stop by Square 1, then don't miss a visit to Chinatown, and then walk around Songdo Central Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Incheon trip simple and quick.

Getting from Jeju to Incheon by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, train, and subway. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Incheon

Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

Gangwon-do travel guide

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Islands · National Parks · Beaches
Predominantly mountainous, the northernmost province of Gangwon-do offers a wide range of outdoor activities in natural scenery. A typical Gangwon-do itinerary includes scenic hikes through national parks dotted by Buddha statues and tall pagodas, plus relaxation on clean beaches in summer or excellent skiing in winter. Take a cable car to enjoy a view of the World Heritage-listed mountain biosphere, and tour the Demilitarized Zone to understand the magnitude of foreign-imposed division. Forests with edible alpine plants and mushrooms add unique flavors to Gangwon-do's cuisine, which also uses cuttlefish and pollock harvested from the long, steep coast.

Jeju Island travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A popular vacation island for Koreans and foreigners with a mild coastal climate, Jeju-do offers hiking, caving, horseback riding, and plenty of beaches on which to relax and observe the sunset. A holiday in Jeju-do usually involves a visit to a UNESCO-protected lava tube, where you can see the world’s largest known lava column. Other lava and limestone caves set in botanical gardens, as well as a number of folk villages, combine to offer a diverse range of attractions during treks through the densely forested island, with the well-marked hiking trails also leading past giant basalt statues. Inland theme parks--ranging from a teddy bear museum to an erotic sculpture park--and golf courses provide a diverse range of entertainment options. The matriarchal island is known for its fisherwomen and female divers.