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Trip to South Korea

Dates: 2014-10-10 2011-01-11
Travel Itinerary -
Days: 25
Season: Autumn
trip transport traveler type
Country: South Korea
Travel Interests: Arts and culture,Culinary tour,Museums and Galleries,Nature walking,Tours and Sightseeing,World heritage sites
Description: Our vacation in South Korea trip plan. Trip itinerary to South Korea, the best things to do in south Korea, Seoul, The DMZ, Bukashan, Cheonan, Songnisan National Park, Gyeongju, Busan, Jeju Island, Gongju Si and more attractions in South Korea.
Created by Maayan Ashkenazi
Last modified 31/08/2018
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Day 1 2014-10-10, Friday


Day 2 2014-10-11, Saturday


Day 3 2014-10-12, Sunday


Day 4 2014-10-13, Monday

Day trip to DMZ

Day 5 2014-10-14, Tuesday

Day trip to Bukashan

Day 6 2014-10-15, Wednesday

Day trip to the Korean Folk Village and Suwon

Day 7 2014-10-16, Thursday

Day trip to Cheonan

Day 8 2014-10-17, Friday

Day trip to Songnisan National Park

Day 9 2014-10-18, Saturday

From Seoul to Sokcho

Day 10 2014-10-19, Sunday

Seoraksan National Park

Day 11 2014-10-20, Monday

From Sokcho to Gyeongju

Day 12 2014-10-21, Tuesday


Day 13 2014-10-22, Wednesday


Day 14 2014-10-23, Thursday

Day trip to Haeinsa Temple

Day 15 2014-10-24, Friday

Day trip to Gyeongju Namsan Mountain

Day 16 2014-10-25, Saturday

Day trip to Yangdong Folk Village

Day 17 2014-10-26, Sunday

Day trip to Busan

Day 18 2014-10-27, Monday

From Gyeongju-si to Jeju Island

Day 19 2014-10-28, Tuesday

Jeju Island

Day 20 2014-10-29, Wednesday

Jeju Island

Day 21 2014-10-30, Thursday

Jeju Island

Day 22 2014-10-31, Friday

From Jeju to Wandu

Day 23 2014-11-01, Saturday

Gongju Si

Day 24 2014-11-02, Sunday

From Gongju Si to Seoul

Day 25 2014-11-03, Monday

Flight from Incheon

My best travel tips
Eating and drinking
Dining When you first arrive at the table, keep the most honored guest, usually the eldest, in mind. Remain standing until they’ve been seated furthest from the door. Then, take your seat on a comfortable floor cushion, tucked underneath a low-set table. For the untrained westerner, this unsupported eating position on the floor can get pretty painful come hour two. Adjust your positioning as much as you want, but be cautious not to kick your neighbor. Distract yourself from those tingling legs with the food. Dive into your personal rice bowl or the endless banchan (accompanyhing dishes of food) consisting of kimchi, sweet corn or pickled veggies. Aside from your rice, all the dishes in Korean BBQ are communal, following Confucian beliefs that shared food strengthens relationships. Traditionally the youngest adult would cook the meat in a restaurant setting, cooking and cutting the meat on the small stove in the center of the table. When it comes to drinks, live by the rule,
Money and cost
Best hiking trails in Seorksan National Park:
Paying the bill: It’s customary that the eldest at the table will pay for a meal, or in far more common instances, whoever did the inviting will pay. That’s how many foreign teachers in Korea end up with free meal after free meal; their principals do the inviting. If you are being treated to a meal, don’t insist on paying. The awkward “paying dance” may be appropriate in other cultures, but not in Korea. If you do find yourself in the paying seat, any time you give or receive money, do so with two hands. At the very least, rest the non-dominant hand on your other forearm as you receive or pass on the money. This practice is common, carried out during even the simplest of monetary transactions.
10 Beautiful Handmade Gifts to Buy in Seoul:
Tours and attractions
Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul - 39$:
Transportation You’ll notice that Koreans rarely speak on public transport. If any chatter does happen, it’s in hushed tones, or by the occasional insensitive teenager. If you are talking loudly, don’t be surprised if an auntie or older gentleman gives you a sign to be quiet. Don’t take offense—it’s just how things are done here. When it comes to designated seats for disabled, pregnant or elderly people, don’t sit down, even if the seat is empty and there’s no such person in sight. In Korea, these seats are left unoccupied on the off-chance that they are needed. If you’re in a regular seat though, and no seats are left, give it up for an elderly person or someone who may need it more than you do.
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