12 days in South Korea Itinerary

12 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Corella, Visayas
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Seoul
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h
End: Corella, Visayas

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hyeopjae Beach and Yakchunsa Temple. You'll get in some beach time at Hamdeok Beach and Yongmeori Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Jeongbang Waterfall & Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Spirited Garden, delve into the distant past at Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

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Corella, Philippines to Jeju is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Corella to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Yongmeori Beach ©
Yongmeori Beach

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.
Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Changgyeonggung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. The adventure continues: make a trip to Bongeunsa Temple, pause for some photo ops at Jogyesa Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myeong-dong Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seoul online trip planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. November in Seoul sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seokguram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then engage your brain at Silla Arts And Science Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb, and finally make a trip to Gyeongju Eupseong.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju route site.

You can fly from Seoul to Gyeongju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in December, Gyeongju is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple.

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Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Gyeongju in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple

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