7 days in South Korea Itinerary

7 days in South Korea Itinerary

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7 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  18​h
1
Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: New York City

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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, take a stroll through Insadong, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip builder tool .

New York City, USA to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Korea Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Seoul when traveling from New York City in November, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 22nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, and finally walk around Beopgi Fountainhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, then stroll around Yongdusan Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary site .

Fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in November, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (60°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Beopgi Fountainhead
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

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