12 days in South Korea Itinerary

12 days in South Korea Itinerary

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12 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h
1
Seoul
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Yangyang-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): wander the streets of Ihwa Mural Village and then contemplate the long history of Donggureung. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Ikseon-dong Hanok Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seoul Central Mosque, and then Head underground at Gwangmyeong Cave.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seoul road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Seoul reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yangyang-gun.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Donggureung, Gwangmyeong Cave
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Donggureung ©
Donggureung
Gwangmyeong Cave ©
Gwangmyeong Cave
Ihwa Mural Village ©
Ihwa Mural Village

1
night
Yangyang-gun

Yangyang-gun ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Naksan Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Uisangdae, and then make a trip to Hyuhyuam.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yangyang-gun journey builder app .

Getting from Seoul to Yangyang-gun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Yangyang-gun

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Uisangdae ©
Uisangdae
Naksan Beach ©
Naksan Beach
Hyuhyuam ©
Hyuhyuam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, then explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girimsa Temple, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gyerim Forest, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golgulsa Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Yangyang-gun to Gyeongju in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Girimsa Temple ©
Girimsa Temple
Golgulsa Temple ©
Golgulsa Temple
Gyeongju National Park ©
Gyeongju National Park

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Geumjeongsan Mountain, head outdoors with Songjeong Beach, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency VR - Busan Nampo. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jangsan Mountain, and then snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan road trip planning tool .

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gyeongju in November, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Geumjeongsan Mountain ©
Geumjeongsan Mountain
Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach
Hwangnyeongsan Mountain ©
Hwangnyeongsan Mountain

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Escape the urban bustle at Hallasan Seongpanak and Hallasan Mountain. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort and Woljeongri Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (PLAY KPOP & Gwangchigi Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sehwa Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, don't miss a visit to Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site, and take in the awesome beauty at Saebyeol Oreum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jeju tour builder site .

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hallasan
Hallasan
Woljeongri Beach ©
Woljeongri Beach
PLAY KPOP ©
PLAY KPOP

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