10 days in South Korea Itinerary

10 days in South Korea Itinerary

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10 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Laredo
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Laredo

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through Yongdusan Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at UN Memorial Cemetery, then get great views at Taejongdae, and then wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Busan planning website .

Laredo, USA to Busan is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Laredo to Busan. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Laredo in May: high temperatures in Busan hover around 75°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli 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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and stroll around Namsan Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seoul driving holiday planning website .

Fly from Busan to Seoul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Seoul, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Go for a jaunt from Jeju to Seogwipo to see Seongsan Ilchulbong about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, step off the mainland to explore Udo, and make a trip to Gueomri Stone Salt Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jeju trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Udo ©
Udo

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