13 days in South Korea & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

13 days in South Korea & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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13 days in South Korea & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Train:  11 h
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Chuncheon, South Korea
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Daejeon, South Korea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Jeonju, South Korea
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
nights
Seoul, South Korea

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.
Shop till you drop at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Insadong and Bukchon Hanok Village. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, make a trip to N Seoul Tower, stop by Creative Life Store KEY, and stroll through Changdeokgung Palace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seoul planning app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Seoul is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Korea Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in June, expect Seoul to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

1
night
Chuncheon, South Korea

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, then head off the coast to Nami Island, and then examine the collection at Chuncheon Makguksu Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chuncheon trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. In June, daytime highs in Chuncheon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Daejeon.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa

2
nights
Daejeon, South Korea

Daejeon
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Currency Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Yeojin Gallery of Buddhist Art, then take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gapsa temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Maninsan Mountain, then get engrossed in the history at Daejeon Modern History Exhibition Hall, then snap pictures at Mokcheokgyo Bridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hanbat Arboretum.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Daejeon journey planning app .

Getting from Chuncheon to Daejeon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jeonju.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Gapsa temple
Highlights from your plan
Hanbat Arboretum
Hanbat Arboretum
Currency Museum ©
Currency Museum
Yuseong Hot Spring ©
Yuseong Hot Spring

1
night
Jeonju, South Korea

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village, steep yourself in history at Gyeonggijeon Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, then take a peaceful walk through Jeonju Arboretum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Byeonsanbando National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jeonju trip planner .

You can drive from Daejeon to Jeonju in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Daejeon in June, plan for slightly colder days in Jeonju, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Jeonju

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Byeonsanbando National Park
Highlights from your plan
Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Jeonju Hanok Village ©
Jeonju Hanok Village

2
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 2nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haeundae Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, then kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Busan road trip site .

Traveling by car from Jeonju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Busan

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
For shopping fun, head to Chinatown or Central Market Kuala Lumpur. Get some cultural insight at Batu Caves and KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around KL Bird Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

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You can fly from Busan to Kuala Lumpur in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Busan to Kuala Lumpur, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Busan, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kuala Lumpur, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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