8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Seoul
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h
2
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
3
Busan
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, walk around Namsan Park, explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip itinerary maker tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Seoul is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Korean Standard Time is 6 hours. In August in Seoul, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

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

2
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
On the 24th (Mon), get outside with Sehwa Beach, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): head off the coast to Udo, then make a trip to Gueomri Stone Salt Farm, then take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, and finally walk around Sarabong Park.

Make your Jeju itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Seoul to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Udo ©
Udo

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Busan Harbor Bridge, then get great views at Taejongdae, and then stroll through Yongdusan Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Busan travel planner.

Getting from Jeju to Busan by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In August in Busan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

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