10 days in South Korea Itinerary

10 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Seoul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive
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Busan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly

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Seoul

— 2 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. National Museum of Korea and The War Memorial of Korea will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: stop by Myeongdong Shopping Street, make a trip to Seoul City Hall, take a stroll through Insadong, and admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seoul vacation website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seoul is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Sokcho

— 1 night
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sokcho trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Busan

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, and then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then head outdoors with Songjeong Beach, and finally snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Busan trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Busan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
Relax by the water at Hamdeok Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jeju National Museum and Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum. Go for a jaunt from Jeju to Seogwipo to see Halla Mountain about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Roe Deer Observation Center, admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, and kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju online day trip planner.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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.