9 days in South Korea Itinerary

9 days in South Korea Itinerary

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1
Seoul
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Daejeon
— 2 nights
Train to Dongdaegu Station, Fly to Cheju
3
Jeju
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Busan
— 2 nights

S M T W T F S
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29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at National Folk Museum of Korea, then make a trip to Insadong, then take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and finally admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Myeongdong Shopping Street, take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip app.

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major aiports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Osan Air Base. In March, daytime highs in Seoul are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Daejeon.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

2
nights
Daejeon

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the views from Expo Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanbat Arboretum, then explore the world behind art at Daejeon Museum of Art, and finally take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Yurim Park, don't miss a visit to Skyroad, then get to know the resident critters at Daejeon O-World, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ppuri Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Daejeon trip planning site.

You can drive from Seoul to Daejeon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Daejeon when traveling from Seoul in March, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

2
nights
Jeju

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
On the 1st (Thu), make a trip to Gasiri Wind Power Plant, head off the coast to Udo, then explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Jeongbang Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cheonjiyeon Falls, and then make a trip to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road).

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Daejeon to Jeju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

2
nights
Busan

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, stroll around Yongdusan Park, then get great views at Taejongdae, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple. On the next day, get outside with Gwangalli Beach, then take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and finally make a trip to Haeundae Cinema Street.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Busan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

South Korea travel guide

4.2
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.