8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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8 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  3​h 30​min
2
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hyeopjae Beach and Bijarim Forest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff & Jeongbang Waterfall). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, and Head underground at Manjanggul Cave.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Jeju is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, expect nights in Jeju to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Jeongbang Waterfall ©
Jeongbang Waterfall
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Bijarim Forest ©
Bijarim Forest

1
night
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, then appreciate the history behind Tongiljeon, and then explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Jeju to Gyeongju in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeju in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gyeongju, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Nature Parks Museums
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Gyeongju National Park ©
Gyeongju National Park
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Tongiljeon ©
Tongiljeon

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Everland and Bukhansan National Park. Step out of Seoul to go to Incheon and see Songdo Central Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Gyeongju to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Everland, Songdo Central Park
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Everland ©
Everland
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park

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