12 days in South Korea Itinerary

12 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
2
Busan
— 2 nights
3
Jeonju
— 2 nights
4
Seoul
— 3 nights

4
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Halla Mountain, Seopjikoji, Woljeongri Beach, and other attractions. Kids will appreciate attractions like Seongsan Ilchulbong and O’sulloc Tea Museum. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, take in the awesome beauty at Saebyeol Oreum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jeju road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 1 hour. You will leave for Busan on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple and then take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, visit a coastal fixture at Yeongdo Lighthouse, then get great views at Taejongdae, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally stroll around Yongdusan Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Busan day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. December in Busan sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jeonju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium

2
nights
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Royal Portrait Museum, steep yourself in history at Gyeonggijeon Shrine, don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeondong Catholic Church, then contemplate the long history of Pungnammun Gate, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jeonju National Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, then get to know the resident critters at Jeonju Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Omokdae and Imokdae, and finally contemplate the long history of Jeonjuhyanggyo Confucian School.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeonju trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Busan to Jeonju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in December, expect nights in Jeonju to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Jeonju National Museum ©
Jeonju National Museum
Jeonju Hanok Village ©
Jeonju Hanok Village

3
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 Cheonggyecheon Stream will thrill your kids. Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's still lots to do: make a trip to N Seoul Tower, walk around Namsan Park, admire the landmark architecture of Deoksugung, and take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Jeonju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jeonju in December, things will get slightly colder in Seoul: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

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