8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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8 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  12 h
1
Seoul
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Busan
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Doha

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.
Lotte World has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to Korean Folk Village in Yongin, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, stop by Creative Life Store KEY, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul travel itinerary planner .

Doha, Qatar to Seoul is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Doha to Seoul. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Doha in October: highs in Seoul hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Korean Folk Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Busan online tour planner .

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seoul in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & O’sulloc Tea Museum). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dongmun Market, delve into the lush surroundings at Halla Mountain, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jeju trip itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Busan in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jeju, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong

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