9 days in South Korea Itinerary

9 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea route planner

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Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Gimhae
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Busan
— 1 day
Fly
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Seogwipo, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Jeju International Airport, Fly to Gimpo International Airport, Drive to Guri
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Guri
— 1 night
Drive
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Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay

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Busan

— 1 day
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, then walk around Dongbaekseom Island, and finally stroll the grounds of UN Memorial Cemetery.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan attractions site.

Boracay, Philippines to Busan is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boracay to Busan due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Boracay in December, with highs in Busan at 10°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Seogwipo, Jeju Island

— 3 nights
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seopjikoji and Yakchunsa Temple. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Yongmeori Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Seongsan Ilchulbong, admire the sheer force of Jeongbang Waterfall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Songaksan Mountain.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Seogwipo trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Busan to Seogwipo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Guri.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Guri

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Goguryeo Blacksmith Town.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Guri online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seogwipo to Guri. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Guri

Theme Parks

Seoul

— 3 nights
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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, and steep yourself in history at Baek In-je's House.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seoul online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Guri to Seoul. In December in Seoul, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.