23 days in South Korea & Manila - 1

23 days in South Korea & Manila - 1

Ekalavya Rao

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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 9 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night
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Busan, South Korea
— Few hours
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Jeju, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Manila, Philippines
— 1 night

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Palace Museum of Korea and Seoul Museum of History. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun and Mapodaegyo Bridge.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Seoul. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get much colder in Seoul: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Highlights from your plan
Seoul Museum of History ©
Seoul Museum of History
National Palace Museum of Korea ©
National Palace Museum of Korea
Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun ©
Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun

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Busan, South Korea

Busan
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Busan sightseeing planner.

Getting from Seoul to Busan by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seoul in December, with highs in Busan at 10°C and lows at 0°C. You'll set off for Seoul on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Busan

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Seoul, South Korea

Seoul
To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seoul road trip website.

Take a train from Busan to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Busan in January: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 1°C and lows are around -7°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours

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Busan, South Korea

Busan
To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Busan travel planner.

You can take a train from Seoul to Busan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Busan: highs are around 7°C and lows about -3°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Popular historic sites such as Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site and Gwaneumsa Temple are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at PLAY KPOP and Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Bonte Museum & World Seashell Museum). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Jeju City Traditional Five Day Market, contemplate the long history of Samseonghyeol, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Saebyeol Oreum, and get curious at Nexon Computer Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Jeju holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Bonte Museum ©
Bonte Museum
PLAY KPOP ©
PLAY KPOP
Samseonghyeol ©
Samseonghyeol

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Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
Get some historical perspective at Jogyesa Temple and Hwaseomun. You'll explore and learn at Seoul Arts Center and National Gugak Center. Change things up with a short trip to Hwahongmun Gate in Suwon (about 1h 5 min away). See even more of Seoul: see the interesting displays at Bank of Korea Museum, get engrossed in the history at Lotte World Folk Museum, admire the masterpieces at Arario Museum in Space, and explore the galleries of Culture Station Seoul 284.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip site.

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Seoul

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Seoul Arts Center ©
Seoul Arts Center
Jogyesa Temple ©
Jogyesa Temple
Hwaseomun ©
Hwaseomun

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Manila, Philippines

Manila ©

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
On the 11th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum Of Anthropology, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Filipino People, and finally look for gifts at The Manila Collectible Co..

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Manila sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Seoul to Manila in 8 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Manila due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in January, expect Manila to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Natural History ©
National Museum of Natural History
National Museum Of Anthropology ©
National Museum Of Anthropology
The Manila Collectible Co. ©
The Manila Collectible Co.

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