28 days in Seoul, Pohang & Jeju Itinerary

28 days in Seoul, Pohang & Jeju Itinerary

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Seoul
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Pohang
— 7 nights
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Jeju
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Seoul

— 8 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Chuncheon (Jade Garden Natural Arboretum & Nami Island). Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Myeong-dong Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Seoul visit planner.

Manchester, UK to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Seoul at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Pohang.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Pohang

— 7 nights
Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and a main seaport in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. Explore Pohang's surroundings by going to Sunrise Park (in Yeongdeok-gun), Gyeongju (Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, Gyeongju National Museum, &more) and Cheongsong-gun (Juwangsan National Park & Jusanji Pond). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oeosa Temple of Unjesan Mountain.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pohang trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Seoul to Pohang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Pohang, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Pohang

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Jeju

— 11 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, O’sulloc Tea Museum, &more). Spend the 23rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, walk around Sarabong Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, and kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jeju day trip tool.

Fly from Pohang to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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