11 days in South Korea Itinerary

11 days in South Korea Itinerary

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11 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h
1
Seogwipo
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Jeju
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Seoul
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Seogwipo

Seogwipo ©
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Hwangwooji Coast, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Songaksan Mountain, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanbanggulsa Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Gwangchigi Beach, explore the world behind art at Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak, and then admire the sheer force of Jeongbang Waterfall.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Seogwipo attractions planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Seogwipo is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Seogwipo. You'll set off for Jeju on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks Nature Museums
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Songaksan Mountain ©
Songaksan Mountain
Jeongbang Waterfall ©
Jeongbang Waterfall
Sanbanggulsa Temple ©
Sanbanggulsa Temple

1
night
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Jeju City Traditional Five Day Market and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Dongmun Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip builder site .

You can drive from Seogwipo to Jeju in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Shopping
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Dongmun Market ©
Dongmun Market
Jeju City Traditional Five Day Market ©

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Beomeosa Temple and Haedong Yonggung Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gamcheon Culture Village and Yeojwacheon Stream. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bujeon Market, stop by Haeundae Market, and snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Busan online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. March in Busan sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Yeojwacheon Stream
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Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Garosu-gil. Visiting Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, and take a stroll through Insadong.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul road trip website .

Getting from Busan to Seoul by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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