8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
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Busan
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Seoul
— 3 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 3 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Escape the urban bustle at Manjanggul Cave and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. Go for a jaunt from Jeju to Seogwipo to see Halla Mountain about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, head outdoors with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and view the masterpieces at The Islander.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jeju trip planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Jeju. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Busan

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get outside with Gwangalli Beach and then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary website.

Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Seoul

— 3 nights
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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Myeongdong Shopping Street, stroll through Cheonggyecheon Stream, don't miss a visit to Insadong, and wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seoul vacation site.

You can fly from Busan to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Busan in December; daily highs in Seoul reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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South Korea travel guide

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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.