8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 2 nights
2
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
3
Busan
— 1 night

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and stop by Insadong.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Seoul tour planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 15 hours. In August, Seoul is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spirited Garden and Hyeopjae Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Hamdeok Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Saebyeol Oreum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jeju attractions planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach

1
night
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll the grounds of UN Memorial Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsegae Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Busan day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In August, daytime highs in Busan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach

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