12 days in South Korea Itinerary

12 days in South Korea Itinerary

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12 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Lubbock
Fly:  27​h
1
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seoul
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Lubbock

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yeojwacheon Stream and Gyeongju Historic Area. Visit Gwangalli Beach and Dadaepo Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Busan to go to Changwon and see Paryongsan Doltab, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Songdo Beach, ponder the design of Busan Station Plaza, stroll through Haeundae Beach, and don't miss a visit to Samgwangsa Temple.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Busan trip itinerary planning app .

Lubbock, USA to Busan is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lubbock to Busan is 15 hours. Traveling from Lubbock in July, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are slightly colder, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Changwon, Gyeongju Historic Area
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at 4.19 Memorial Cemetery, delve into the lush surroundings at Surak Mountain, and then wander the streets of Insadong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, then explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Busan to Seoul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Seoul are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Insadong ©
Insadong

4
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Geomunoreum and Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Sehwa Beach and Gwakji Gwamul Beach. There's lots more to do: walk around Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jeju road trip planning app .

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Jeju

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Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach ©
Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Geomunoreum ©
Geomunoreum

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