8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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8 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Awao, Mindanao
Drive + Fly:  19 h
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Seoul
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  17 h
End: Awao, Mindanao

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 Spirited Garden. Hallim Park and Trick Art Museum Korea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, and look for gifts at The Islander.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju road trip planning tool .

Awao, Philippines to Jeju is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Awao to Jeju due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Awao, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Jeju, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Changdeokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, and then take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Insadong, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul sightseeing planning site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

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

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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 30th (Fri), head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Busan travel planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in October, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are little chillier (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to 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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