11 days in South Korea Itinerary

11 days in South Korea Itinerary

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11 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Mangalore
Fly:  18​h
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Mangalore

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get in touch with nature at Seongsan Ilchulbong and Hamdeok Beach. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, get in on the family fun at Hallim Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jeju vacation planner.

Mangalore, India to Jeju is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Mangalore to Jeju. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

3
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. Step out of the city life by going to Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower, take a stroll through Insadong, and don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul travel route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. April in Seoul sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seokguram.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Gyeongju tour planning tool .

Fly from Seoul to Gyeongju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seoul in April, plan for slightly colder days in Gyeongju, with highs around 14°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

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 19th (Sun): make a trip to Yongdusan Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and finally head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Busan sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gyeongju in April, expect nights in Busan to be a bit cooler, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

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