8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 3 nights
2
Sokcho
— 1 night
3
Gyeongju
— 1 night
4
Busan
— 2 nights

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, visit Bukchon Hanok Village, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planning tool.

Manila, Philippines to Seoul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Seoul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Manila in October: highs in Seoul hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

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

1
night
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sokcho online trip planner.

Drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sokcho, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Nature Parks
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park

1
night
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 30th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then admire the masterpieces at Art Sonje Museum.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Gyeongju day trip tool.

Getting from Sokcho to Gyeongju by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Art Sonje Museum ©
Art Sonje Museum

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 31st (Sat): get great views at Taejongdae, head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cheongsapo Daritdol Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and then stroll through Yongdusan Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan visit site.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Busan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae

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