8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 get in some beach time at Hamdeok Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Seongeup Folk Village and Trick Art Museum Korea. Step out of Jeju to go to Seogwipo and see Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Woljeongri Beach, get curious at Nexon Computer Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Islander.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju holiday planning app.

New York City, USA to Jeju is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 14 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Seongeup Folk Village ©
Seongeup Folk Village
Woljeongri Beach ©
Woljeongri Beach

3
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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Seoul Museum of History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Trickeye Museum Seoul and National Palace Museum of Korea. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the landmark architecture of Deoksugung, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, and wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Seoul Museum of History ©
Seoul Museum of History

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