13 days in South Korea Itinerary

13 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea journey planner

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

— 2 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hyeopjae Beach and Hamdeok Beach. Get some cultural insight at Yakchunsa Temple and Alive Museum Jeju. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Jeongbang Waterfall, Yongmeori Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jeju driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Singapore in October, plan for much colder days in Jeju, with highs around 24°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Busan

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Visit Gwangalli Beach and Songdo Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Taejongdae and Cheongsapo Daritdol Observatory. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Busan day trip app.

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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Jeju in October since evenings lows in Busan dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Seoul

— 4 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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Changdeokgung Palace and The Third Tunnel for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Eulwangni Beach (in Incheon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and walk around Banpo Hangang Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seoul tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Busan to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Busan in October, expect nights in Seoul to be somewhat warmer, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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.