13 days in South Korea Itinerary

13 days in South Korea Itinerary

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13 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h
1
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Seoul
— 2 nights
4
Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Seoul
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Singapore

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Songdo Skywalk, Lotte Department Store Busan Main and Gamcheon Culture Village. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, enjoy the sea views from Yeongdo Lighthouse, and snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Busan attractions site .

Singapore, Singapore to Busan is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Singapore to Busan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Busan hover around 10°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Jagalchi Market ©
Jagalchi Market
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You've now added Seogwipo Maeil Olleh Market to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Halla Mountain, Seongsan Ilchulbong, & more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, head off the coast to Udo, take in nature's colorful creations at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, and make a trip to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road).

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jeju trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Udo ©
Udo
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

2
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.
To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In December, daytime highs in Seoul are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

1
night
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Sokcho Jungang Market and then make a trip to Abai Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sokcho vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Trails
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Sokcho Jungang Market ©
Sokcho Jungang Market

2
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, wander the streets of Insadong, then take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, and finally get your game on at Seoul Rage Room - Hongdae. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street and then get in on the family fun at Lotte World.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Shopping
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Insadong ©
Insadong
Bukchon Hanok Village ©
Bukchon Hanok Village
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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