12 days in Seoul & Busan Itinerary

12 days in Seoul & Busan Itinerary

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1
Seoul
— 6 nights
2
Busan
— 5 nights

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street. Family-friendly places like Changdeokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Insadong, get in on the family fun at Lotte World, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip maker.

New Delhi, India to Seoul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in August, things will get slightly colder in Seoul: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

5
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Haedong Yonggung Temple and Beomeosa Temple. You'll get in some beach time at Haeundae Beach and Dadaepo Beach. Go for a jaunt from Busan to Ulsan to see Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, get outside with Songjeong Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, and admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Busan tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Seoul to Busan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Busan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

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