9 days in South Korea Itinerary

9 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Fly to Gimpo International Airport, Drive to Guri
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Guri
— Few hours
Drive
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Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Busan
— 1 night
Fly

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Guri

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Guri Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Guri trip planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Guri is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Geneva to Guri, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in June, expect Guri to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seoul.
Highlights from your trip

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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 9th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park and then admire the striking features of Simsimheon. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Bongeunsa Temple, contemplate the long history of Namsangol Hanok Village, then stroll around Baekbeom Plaza, then examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Deoksugung.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Guri to Seoul. In June, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Gyeongju

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb and then explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Yangdong Folk Village, appreciate the history behind Tongiljeon, then contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area, then contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory, and finally examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju online road trip planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Gyeongju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Seoul, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Busan

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at UN Memorial Cemetery, then head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park, then get great views at Taejongdae, then kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach, and finally take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Busan tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Busan, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.