Korea is one of the most talked about countries in Asia. It’s not hard to see why. It has buzzling city charm, amazing landscape, captivating mountains, beautiful temples… If you are short on time, understandably you will want to condense the best of Korea’s highlights into your trip. For that reason, this South Korea Itinerary 14 days is the perfect introduction to this fascinating country for first-time visitors.
South Korea Itinerary 14 days – Before You Start
Once you get off your plane, get yourself a local SIM + Data card. We got ourselves an Unlimited Data 10-DAY SIM card from Link Korea at a cost of $35 USD. This SIM will allow you to surf the unlimited Internet at 4G speed throughout the trip. Unfortunately, they don’t offer a 14-day plan.
South Korea Itinerary 14 days – One Week in Seoul
Make sure to try out the beautiful hanbok experience at Gyeongbokgung. Hanbok is one of the best experiences you can ever have in this metropolitan city enriched with history and culture.
If you love hiking, go to Seoraksan National Park which is around 5 hours away from Seoul by car. It’s recommended to stay overnight at the nearest, Sokcho if you did not book a tour to go there. Check out the vlog below for hiking trip to this gorgeous national park.
Wondering where is the best place to stay in Seoul? That will be either Myeongdong or Hongdea. These two places are the prime shopping and entertainment areas that never sleep. If you have a higher budget want to enjoy premier experience near Myeongdong, NINE TREE Premier Hotel Myeongdong 2 will be your cup of tea.
South Korea Itinerary 14 days – Three Days in Busan
After Seoul, it’s time to head to Busan. If you haven’t heard of Busan, this is South Korea’s second city. It’s the perfect mix of vibrant city vibe and gorgeous coastal landscapes.
Must see places are Taejongdae, Gamcheon Cultural Village and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. You will simply be charmed by the vibrant blue of Busan!
If you are wondering which area to stay in Busan, Seomyeon is the one! As one of the busiest streets in Busan, the best hotel in Seomyeon is none other than Arban Hotel. Located just 7 mins walk from subway station, the modern Arban Hotel offers the ultimate luxury at a smart budget.
South Korea Itinerary 14 days – Four Days in Jeju
No trip in Korea would be completed without stepping foot on Jeju Island, the paradise of South Korea. Just an hour flight from Seoul, Jeju is filled with jaw-dropping landscapes, amazing greenery and welcoming fresh air.
Take at least 4 days to explore the whole Jeju at a relaxing pace. Major attractions like Hallasan, Seongsan Ilchungbong (Sunrise Peak), Manjanggul Lava Cave, Gimnyeong Maze Park, Oedolgae are must visit!
And the best way to explore Jeju is definitely doing self-drive. Here’s a guide to complete Jeju self-drive itinerary; do check it out for the exact coordinates!
You can stay at Check Inn Jeju Hotel during your trip. Only around 15 mins drive from the airport, the hotel is centrally located, giving you a lot of conveniences as you explore the island.
Here’s the South Korea Itinerary in 14 days. Hope you find it helpful and enjoy your trip to Korea!