10 days in South Korea Itinerary

10 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seogwipo, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 1 night
Fly
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Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive
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Seoul
— 3 nights
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Seogwipo, Jeju Island

— 3 nights
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Escape the urban bustle at Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff and Hallim Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Hamdeok Beach and Yongmeori Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Seogwipo side-trips: Jeju (Sangumburi Crater & Hyeopjae Beach). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Jeongbang Waterfall and examine the collection at Teddy Bear Museum Jeju.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seogwipo road trip planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Seogwipo is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Singapore, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Seogwipo, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Busan

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, don't miss a visit to Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haeundae Beach.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Seogwipo to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Seogwipo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Busan, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Sokcho.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Sokcho

— 1 night
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sokcho day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Busan in October: highs in Sokcho hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Nature · Parks
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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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Namsangol Hanok Village and Deoksugung. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Insadong, explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October in Seoul, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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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.