9 days in South Korea Itinerary

9 days in South Korea Itinerary

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9 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  13​h 45​min
1
Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street. Changdeokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Deoksugung, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, take a stroll through Insadong, and make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Korea Standard Time (KST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

5
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get outdoors at Hyeopjae Beach and Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spirited Garden and The Islander. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Jeongbang Waterfall & Alive Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Geomunoreum, look for all kinds of wild species at Roe Deer Observation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and try out the rides at Hallim Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jeju route website .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Spirited Garden ©
Spirited Garden
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

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