8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. Get some historical perspective at DMZ Haemaru Village and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Change things up with a short trip to The Third Tunnel in Paju (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Insadong, get great views at N Seoul Tower, visit Bukchon Hanok Village, and contemplate the long history of Baek In-je's House.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seoul online trip builder.

Cairo, Egypt to Seoul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect nights in Seoul to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are much colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

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Jeju, Jeju Island

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Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Seongeup Folk Village, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Halla Mountain and then explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jeju day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Jeju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

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The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Busan Museum, explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then have fun at Hanbotche Experience Exhibit Hall, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bokcheon Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. April in Busan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Busan

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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South Korea travel guide

Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.