12 days in South Korea Itinerary

12 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Incheon
— 3 nights
2
Busan
— 3 nights
3
Ulsan
— 2 nights
4
Chuncheon
— 1 day
5
Seoul
— 3 nights

3
nights
Incheon

Incheon ©
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Incheon Complex Fish Market, Mr. Toilet House, Gwangmyeong Cave, and other attractions you added. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Jjajangmyeon Museum and then browse the different shops at Bupyeong Station Underground Shopping Mall.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Incheon day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513). December in Incheon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Incheon

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gwangmyeong Cave, Mr. Toilet House
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Bupyeong Station Underground Shopping Mall ©
Gwangmyeong Cave ©
Gwangmyeong Cave
Jjajangmyeon Museum ©
Jjajangmyeon Museum

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, Bupyeong Market, BIFF Square, and other attractions you added. Bring the kids along to Beomeosa Temple and Gamcheon Culture Village. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Incheon to Busan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Incheon in December: highs in Busan hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Ulsan.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Bupyeong Market ©
Bupyeong Market
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple
Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village

2
nights
Ulsan

Ulsan ©
A powerhouse of industry not just for South Korea but the world, Ulsan offers up a thriving metropolis dominated by trade but interspersed with some undisturbed scenery.
Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Ulsan Grand Park, thensample the fine beverages at Boksoondoga, and then see the interesting displays at Ulsan Petroglyph Museum.

Plan trip to Ulsan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Busan to Ulsan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Ulsan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Ulsan

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Ulsan Grand Park ©
Ulsan Grand Park

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): wander the streets of Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street and then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon trip site.

Getting from Ulsan to Chuncheon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Ulsan in December, things will get little chillier in Chuncheon: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street ©
Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street

3
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.
Bukchon Hanok Village has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong. Explore hidden gems such as Gwanghwamun Gate and Seoul City Hall. There's still lots to do: stop by Myeongdong Shopping Street and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Seoul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In December in Seoul, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Insadong ©
Insadong