12 days in South Korea Itinerary

12 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan
— 3 nights
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Daegu
— 1 night
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
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Seoul
— 5 nights

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3
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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gwangalli Beach and Beomeosa Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Songdo Beach and Haeundae Beach. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at UN Memorial Cemetery, head outdoors with Songjeong Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Busan trip planner.

Kuching, Malaysia to Busan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuching in April, with highs in Busan at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Daegu.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
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Must see
Gwangalli Beach
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Beach
Songdo Beach
4.2

1
night
Daegu

Daegu
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Donghwasa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyesan Catholic Church, then admire the natural beauty at Daegu Arboretum, and finally stroll around Apsan Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Daegu trip builder site.

You can drive from Busan to Daegu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Daegu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Gwangju.

Things to do in Daegu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Park
Apsan Park
4.5
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Religious Site
Donghwasa
4.2
Religious Site
Gyesan Catholic Church
4.2

2
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. On the 29th (Wed), walk around Mudeungsan National Park. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Dongmyeong-dong Cafe Street, stroll around Damyang Juknokwon, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Unjusa.

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

Traveling by car from Daegu to Gwangju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Daegu in April, you will find days in Gwangju are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gwangju

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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National Park
Mudeungsan National Park
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Religious Site
Unjusa
4.3

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bukhansan National Park and Myeong-dong Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongeunsa Temple, take a stroll through Insadong, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seoul vacation planner.

Take a train from Gwangju to Seoul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gwangju in April since evenings lows in Seoul dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

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Must see
Insadong
4.1

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