12 days in South Korea Itinerary

12 days in South Korea Itinerary

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

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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.
Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Myeong-dong Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and examine the collection at Love Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary builder site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in January; daily highs in Seoul reach 1°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks
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Must see
N Seoul Tower
4.2
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Neighborhood
Insadong
4.1

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Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): head off the coast to Nami Island and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa.

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Traveling by car from Seoul to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In January, daytime highs in Chuncheon are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Island
Nami Island
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Religious Site
Cheongpyeongsa
4.3

2
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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 7th (Thu), head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll around Yongdusan Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Busan online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Busan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chuncheon in January; daily highs in Busan reach 7°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
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Religious Site
Haedong Yonggung Temple
4.1

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Jeju, Jeju Island

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Gwangchigi Beach). Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, examine the collection at Jeju National Museum, and view the masterpieces at The Islander.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju travel route planner.

Fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Jeju

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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World heritage site
Seongsan Ilchulbong
4.6

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