18 days in Busan & Seoul Itinerary

18 days in Busan & Seoul Itinerary

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1
Busan
— 8 nights
2
Seoul
— 8 nights

8
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get some historical perspective at UN Memorial Cemetery and Yeojwacheon Stream. Head to Gallery Mare and Shinsegae Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busan: Hongnyongsa (in Yangsan), Paryongsan Doltab (in Changwon) and Oedo Botania (in Geoje). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, get outside with Songdo Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Busan itinerary site.

Newark, USA to Busan is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 14 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Busan can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ulsan, Changwon, Hongnyongsa, Oedo Botania
Highlights from your plan
UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

8
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.
Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and Hwaseong Fortress for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Bukhansan National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Dongbukgongsimdon (in Suwon), DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Korean Folk Village (in Yongin). The adventure continues: make a trip to Myeongdong Shopping Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jogyesa Temple, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and get engrossed in the history at Seodaemun Prison History Hall.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Suwon, DMZ Haemaru Village, Korean Folk Village
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul

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