23 days in Seoul, Busan & Jeju Itinerary

23 days in Seoul, Busan & Jeju Itinerary

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23 days in Seoul, Busan & Jeju Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Seoul
— 8 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Jeju
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + train:  7​h 30​min
4
Seoul
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Auckland

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SMTOWN coexartium as well as Lotte World. Step off the beaten path and head to Jogyesa Temple and Waryongmyo Shrine. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Myeongdong Shopping Street, have some family-friendly fun at Seoul Rage Room - Hongdae, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and walk around Banpo Hangang Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary planning website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Seoul is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Auckland in November, plan for little chillier days in Seoul, with highs around 13°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Insadong ©
Insadong

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach and then examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Busan. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Busan trip planning tool .

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seoul in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

3
nights
Jeju

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
On the 26th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Halla Mountain and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hallasan Seongpanak. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Bonte Museum, then examine the collection at O'Sulloc Tea Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Saebyeol Oreum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Dongmun Market.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip site .

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Hallasan Seongpanak
Hallasan Seongpanak
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Dongmun Market ©
Dongmun Market

8
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Seoul Museum of History. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Grevin Museum, then stop by Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun, then get engrossed in the history at Seodaemun Prison History Hall, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (branch).

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seoul road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Seodaemun Prison History Hall ©
Seodaemun Prison History Hall
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Seoul Museum of History ©
Seoul Museum of History

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