8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
On the 21st (Sat), browse the collection at Starfield Library.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul online road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Seoul at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Palace Museum of Korea ©
National Palace Museum of Korea
Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun ©
Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun
Seoul Central Mosque ©
Seoul Central Mosque

1
night
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): walk around Sokch Seorak Sunrise Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sokcho sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Seoul to Sokcho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Goseong-gun
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Geumganggul Cave ©
Geumganggul Cave
Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory ©
Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory
Sokch Seorak Sunrise Park ©
Sokch Seorak Sunrise Park

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night
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 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency VR - Busan Nampo, thentake in the exciting artwork at Tower Gallery, and finally stop by Kiel Lotte Gwangbok Store.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Busan day trip planning tool.

Drive from Sokcho to Busan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Busan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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Tower Gallery ©
Tower Gallery
Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach
Kiel Lotte Gwangbok Store ©
Kiel Lotte Gwangbok Store

4
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get some cultural insight at PLAY KPOP and Nexon Computer Museum. Get in touch with nature at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach and Jeju April 3rd Peace Park. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). There's still lots to do: get outside with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, take a peaceful walk through Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, hike along Jeju Olle Trail Routes, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roe Deer Observation Center.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jeju trip planner.

Fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 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 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
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Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach ©
Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach
Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach
Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach
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