18 days in Busan & Seoul Itinerary

18 days in Busan & Seoul Itinerary

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18 days in Busan & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Busan
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Seoul
— 10 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island

6
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You've added Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, Seokbulsa Temple, Taejongdae, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Haedong Yonggung Temple and Busan Museum. Let the collections at Bokcheon Museum and Busan Museum of Art capture your imagination. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, stroll the grounds of UN Memorial Cemetery, and stroll around Flower Clock.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Busan trip planner .

Cebu City, Philippines to Busan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cebu City to Busan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cebu City in April, things will get cooler in Busan: highs are around 22°C and lows about 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Busan Museum ©
Busan Museum
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village

10
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gyeongbokgung Palace and Korean Folk Village. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Creative Life Store KEY. Venture out of the city with trips to DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju), Nami Island (in Chuncheon) and Korea National Arboretum (in Pocheon). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Insadong, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, and get to know the fascinating history of Hwaseong Fortress.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seoul day trip site .

You can fly from Busan to Seoul in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Suwon, Yongin, DMZ Haemaru Village, Korea National Arboretum, Nami Island
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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