8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
2
Busan
— 1 night
3
Gyeongju
— 1 night
4
Seoul
— 1 night

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hallim Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Let the collections at Spirited Garden and Jeju Glass Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Seonim Bridge, Yakchunsa Temple, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach and Head underground at Ssangyong Cave.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeju visit planning app.

New York City, USA to Jeju is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Ssangyong Cave
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spirited Garden ©
Spirited Garden

1
night
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Yeongdodaegyo Bridge Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, and finally stroll around UN Memorial Cemetery.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In April, daytime highs in Busan are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

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 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyeongju Hyanggyo Confucian School, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Gyeongju Historic Area, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gyeongju vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Gyeongju, with highs around °F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums
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Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Myeong-dong Cathedral, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Changgyeonggung Palace, and then pause for some photo ops at Gwanghwamun Gate.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Seoul vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Gyeongju to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Gyeongju in April, you will find days in Seoul are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are a bit cooler (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites
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Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace
Myeong-dong Cathedral ©
Myeong-dong Cathedral
Gwanghwamun Gate ©
Gwanghwamun Gate

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