9 days in South Korea Itinerary

9 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seoul
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
2
Busan
— 2 nights
+3
Subway + Fly + Foot + Train:  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.
Step out of the city life by going to Seongsan Ilchulbong and Manjanggul Cave. Step out of Jeju to go to Seogwipo and see Halla Mountain, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, hunt for treasures at Dongmun Market, contemplate the long history of Seongeup Folk Village, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Jeju road trip site.

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

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): walk around Yongdusan Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, examine the collection at Busan Museum, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In December in Busan, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Korean Folk Village are in your itinerary. Myeongdong Shopping Street and Cheonggyecheon Stream are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Lotte World, stop by Creative Life Store KEY, take a stroll through Insadong, and get your game on at INT Studio.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway, flight, and train from Busan to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Busan in December, expect Seoul to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -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 Theme Parks 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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