11 days in South Korea Itinerary

11 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 3 nights
2
Gyeongju
— 1 night
3
Busan
— 2 nights
4
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, stop by Insadong, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Seoul travel itinerary planner.

Phoenix, USA to Seoul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Phoenix to Seoul. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: highs in Seoul hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

1
night
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
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 10th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then explore the world behind art at Art Sonje Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gyeongju holiday planner.

Getting from Seoul to Gyeongju by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in October, Gyeongju is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Art Sonje Museum ©
Art Sonje Museum

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 11th (Mon): get great views at Taejongdae, thenkick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally get great views at Cheongsapo Daritdol Observatory. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Busan Museum, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, thendon't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park, and finally take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan travel planner.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Busan are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step out of Jeju to go to Seogwipo and see Seongsan Ilchulbong, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail, and admire the masterpieces at Trick Art Museum Korea.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Jeju road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Jeju when traveling from Busan in October, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Suwolbong Peak, Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

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