31 days in Seoul, Busan & Gwangju Itinerary

31 days in Seoul, Busan & Gwangju Itinerary

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Seoul
— 11 nights
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Busan
— 10 nights
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Gwangju
— 7 nights

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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.
Korean Tour Guide has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Museum of Korea. Do your shopping at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Korea National Arboretum (in Pocheon), Korean Folk Village (in Yongin) and Jana-line Zipwire (in Gapyeong-gun). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, explore the activities along Ilsan Lake Park, brush up on your military savvy at The War Memorial of Korea, and stroll through Changdeokgung Palace.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Seoul is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Seoul is 6 hours. When traveling from Jeddah in October, plan for much colder days in Seoul, with highs around 22°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Goyang, Korea National Arboretum, Korean Folk Village, Nami Island, Jana-line Zipwire
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Korean Tour Guide ©
Korean Tour Guide
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Shop till you drop at Jagalchi Market and Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City. Let the collections at Busan Museum and Gyeongju National Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Anapji Pond (in Gyeongju) and Ulsan (Paraeso Falls, Ganwoljae Plateau, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, get outside with Songjeong Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery Mare.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Busan trip maker site.

Getting from Seoul to Busan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in October, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are a bit cooler (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Gwangju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Ulsan, Gyeongju
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

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Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Escape the urban bustle at Mudeungsan National Park and Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon. Mokpo Natural History Museum and Korean National Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gwangju: Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun), Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon) and Gurye-gun (Hwaeomsa Temple & Saseongam Temple 四聖庵). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Soswaewon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, admire the masterpieces at Uijae Museum of Korean Art, and don't miss a visit to Yangnim-dong History & Culture Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gwangju trip tool.

You can drive from Busan to Gwangju in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Mokpo, Gurye-gun, Gochangeupseong Fortress, Unjusa, Naesosa Temple
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Unjusa ©
Unjusa
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
Mudeungsan National Park ©
Mudeungsan National Park

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