11 days in South Korea Itinerary

11 days in South Korea Itinerary

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11 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Busan
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Seogwipo, Jeju Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Seoul
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
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 25th (Sun): stroll through Gwangalli Beach, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium.

To find out how to plan a trip to Busan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Busan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Busan. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November; daily highs in Busan reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the activities along Bomun Lake, then contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, then contemplate the long history of Royal Tomb of Queen Seondeok, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Historic Area, contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory, then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, then make a trip to Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond, and finally examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju visit planner .

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area

2
nights
Seogwipo, Jeju Island

Seogwipo ©
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Hwangwooji Coast, then kick back and relax at Gwangchigi Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Seongsan Ilchulbong. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Jeju 1100 Altitude Wetland, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanbanggulsa Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Songaksan Mountain.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seogwipo trip builder website .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus from Gyeongju to Seogwipo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Songaksan Mountain ©
Songaksan Mountain
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Jeju 1100 Altitude Wetland ©
Jeju 1100 Altitude Wetland

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Gyeongbokgung Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Everland (in Yongin) and Eurwangni Beach (in Incheon).

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul road trip app .

Getting from Seogwipo to Seoul by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Eurwangni Beach, Everland
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Everland ©
Everland

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