12 days in Seoul, Busan & Jeju Island Itinerary

12 days in Seoul, Busan & Jeju Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 5 nights
2
Busan
— 2 nights
3
Jeju
— 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Lotte World will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Seoul to Chuncheon to see Nami Island about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to N Seoul Tower, walk around Banpo Hangang Park, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Seoul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Seoul at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nami Island
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Nami Island ©
Nami Island

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 26th (Thu), kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple. On the next day, kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency VR - Busan Nampo.

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Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seoul in December; daily highs in Busan reach 10°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

4
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Seongsan Ilchulbong and Manjanggul Cave. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Udo, admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, and contemplate the long history of Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Jeju trip planner.

Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

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