13 days in South Korea Itinerary

13 days in South Korea Itinerary

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13 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Fortaleza
Fly:  29​h
1
Seoul
— 4 nights
2
Incheon
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Busan
— 3 nights
4
Daegu
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Fortaleza

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bukhansan National Park and Surak Mountain. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gwanghuimun Gate will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Grevin Museum, stroll the grounds of 4.19 Memorial Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Seoul Arts Center, and shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seoul online vacation planner .

Fortaleza, Brazil to Seoul is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Fortaleza to Seoul. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fortaleza in June since evenings lows in Seoul dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Incheon.

Things to do in Seoul

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Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul

1
night
Incheon

Incheon ©
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
On the 8th (Tue), stroll around Songdo Central Park, take in the views from Incheon Bridge, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Korean Modern Literature, then take in the history at Deokjinjin Fortress, and finally identify plant and animal life at Incheon Nabi Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Incheon road trip planning app .

Incheon is very close to Seoul. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Incheon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Songdo Central Park ©
Songdo Central Park
Deokjinjin Fortress ©
Deokjinjin Fortress
Incheon Bridge ©
Incheon Bridge

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at UN Memorial Cemetery and Surowangbi-reung. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Gwangalli Beach and Songdo Beach. Go for a jaunt from Busan to Changwon to see Paryongsan Doltab about 1h 25 min away. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 10th (Thu) at some of the best spas. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Busan itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Incheon to Busan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Busan are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Daegu.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Spas Outdoors

Side Trips

Surowangbi-reung, Paryongsan Doltab
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Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Songdo Beach ©
Songdo Beach
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach

2
nights
Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Daegu Safety Theme Park, steep yourself in history at Donghwasa, then take in the exciting artwork at Daegoo Misool Gwangjang, and finally stroll around Apsan Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Daegu day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Busan to Daegu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Daegu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Daegu

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Daegu Safety Theme Park ©
Daegu Safety Theme Park
Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Apsan Park
Apsan Park

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