16 days in South Korea Itinerary

16 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h
1
Seoul
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Daegu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Jeju
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War (in Gapyeong-gun) and Nami Island (in Chuncheon). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream, and visit Bukchon Hanok Village.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Seoul: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Daegu.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War, Nami Island
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Nami Island ©
Nami Island

2
nights
Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Gatbawi, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Donghwasa, and then hunt for treasures at Seomun Market. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Bangokji, admire the natural beauty at Daegu Arboretum, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Suseongmot Lake, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cheongna Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Daegu trip planner.

Getting from Seoul to Daegu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in December: high temperatures in Daegu hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Daegu

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gyeongsan
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Daegu Arboretum ©
Daegu Arboretum
Seomun Market
Seomun Market
Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, walk around Yongdusan Park, and wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Busan trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Daegu to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Busan are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

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

6
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Saebyeol Oreum, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and head outdoors with Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju journey builder site.

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. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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