10 days in South Korea Itinerary

10 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Seoul
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Busan
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Gangneung
— 3 nights
Drive to Yangyang International Airport, Fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport

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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.
Let the collections at Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Museum of Korea capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cheonggyecheon Stream and Deoksugung. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, wander the streets of Insadong, steep yourself in history at Changdeokgung Palace, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul travel planner.

Amritsar, India to Seoul is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Seoul. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Amritsar in February: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 5°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Busan

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Busan Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, then wander the streets of Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, and finally get engrossed in the history at Provisional Capital Memorial Hall.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Busan travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in February, things will get a bit warmer in Busan: highs are around 10°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gangneung.

Things to do in Busan

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Gangneung

— 3 nights
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum and Chodang Sundubu Village. Get some historical perspective at Gyeongpodae and Woljeongsa Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Jeongseon 5-day Market in Jeongseon-gun (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: get outside with Jeongdongjin Beach, make a trip to Gangneung Dano Munhwagwan, enjoy the sand and surf at Anmok Beach, and see the interesting displays at Ojukheon.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gangneung online vacation planner.

Getting from Busan to Gangneung by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangneung

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

South Korea travel guide

4.2
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.