8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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8 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h
1
Seoul
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Busan
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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 21st (Sat): get lost in a book at Starfield Library.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Seoul trip simple and quick.

Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. Traveling from Singapore to Seoul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Seoul: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

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

1
night
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 22nd (Sun), walk around Sokch Seorak Sunrise Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sokcho online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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

1
night
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 24th (Tue), kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach, get your game on at Zero Latency VR - Busan Nampo, then view the masterpieces at Tower Gallery, and finally stop by Kiel Lotte Gwangbok Store.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Busan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sokcho to Busan by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping Beaches 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like PLAY KPOP and Nexon Computer Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hallasan Seongpanak and Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak, Songaksan Mountain, & more). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jeju City Traditional Five Day Market, identify plant and animal life at Roe Deer Observation Center, get outside with Sehwa Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jeju planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
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Hallasan
Hallasan
Songaksan Mountain ©
Songaksan Mountain
Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach ©
Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach

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