10 days in Busan & Seoul Itinerary

10 days in Busan & Seoul Itinerary

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10 days in Busan & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Busan
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seoul
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Head to Jagalchi Market and Gallery 604for plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Busan Museum of Art and Shinsegae Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Gyeongju Bird Park (in Gyeongju) and Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden (in Ulsan). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, stroll the grounds of UN Memorial Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and walk around Yongdusan Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Busan day trip planner.

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. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Korea Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Busan to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden, Gyeongju Bird Park
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Museum of Korea. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cheonggyecheon Stream and Korean Folk Village. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, stop by Creative Life Store KEY, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and find something for the whole family at Lotte World.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner .

You can fly from Busan to Seoul in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Busan in December: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Korean Folk Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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