9 days in South Korea Itinerary

9 days in South Korea Itinerary

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9 days in South Korea Itinerary

Cairo
Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
Seoul
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Cairo

3
days
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.
Seoul is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seoul attractions planning site .

Cairo, Egypt to Seoul is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Cairo to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in May; daily highs in Seoul reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Bukchon Hanok Village ©
Bukchon Hanok Village

2
days
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 17th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Songjeong Beach and then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Busan Station Plaza, wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, then take in the views from Busan Harbor Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwangalli Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Busan trip planner .

You can take a train from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village

2
days
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Pyoseon Haevichi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, stroll through Woljeongri Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach.

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

Fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Pyoseon Haevichi Beach
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

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