15 days in South Korea & Fukuoka Itinerary

15 days in South Korea & Fukuoka Itinerary

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Start: Seoul, South Korea
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
train:  3 h
2
Gyeongju, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Jeju, South Korea
— 3 nights
+4
Ferry + Taxi + Train + Foot + Ferry:  13 h 45 min
4
Fukuoka, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Tokyo, Japan

6
nights
Seoul, South Korea

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.
Step out of Seoul to go to Suwon and see Hwaseong Fortress, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheonggyecheon Stream, visit Bukchon Hanok Village, and find something for the whole family at Lotte World.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513). In October, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hwaseong Fortress
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

3
nights
Gyeongju, South Korea

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
On the 5th (Fri), get curious at Silla Arts And Science Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seokguram. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon, thenexamine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, thenexplore the activities along Anapji Pond, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Seoul to Gyeongju by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Seoul, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 8°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

3
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Jeongbang Waterfall, thenadmire the sheer force of Cheonjiyeon Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road).

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju attractions planner.

You can fly from Gyeongju to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Udo ©
Udo
Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road) ©
Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road)

2
nights
Fukuoka, Japan

Fukuoka
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, take an in-depth tour of Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally make a trip to Hakata Station. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tochoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Komyozen-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fukuoka holiday planner.

Getting from Jeju to Fukuoka by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or ride a ferry. In November, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Dazaifu
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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