8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Bus + 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hyeopjae Beach and Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff. Step out of Jeju with an excursion to Jeongbang Waterfall in Seogwipo--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Hamdeok Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, take a peaceful walk through Bijarim Forest, and explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jeju travel route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Jeju is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Jeju, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, you will find days in Jeju are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Jeongbang Waterfall ©
Jeongbang Waterfall
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

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): see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Tongiljeon, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gyeongju National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gyeongju trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Jeju to Gyeongju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gyeongju when traveling from Jeju in October, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Songdo Central Park and Everland. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace and explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner.

You can fly from Gyeongju to Seoul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Seoul are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Everland ©
Everland

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