9 days in South Korea Itinerary

9 days in South Korea Itinerary

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9 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  3​h
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Seoul
— 4 nights
End: Seoul

2
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hallim Park and Gwakji Gwamul Beach. Visiting Halla Mountain and Manjanggul Cave will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Dongmun Market, admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, and take in the history at Seongeup Folk Village.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jeju trip itinerary planner .

Seoul to Jeju is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, examine the collection at Busan Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Busan trip builder app .

Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In December, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Jagalchi Market ©
Jagalchi Market

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Creative Life Store KEY. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lotte World and Korean Folk Village. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, have some family-friendly fun at INT Studio, and take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul online trip maker .

You can fly from Busan to Seoul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Seoul is a bit cooler than Busan - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Korean Folk Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

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