8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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8 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  1​h
1
Incheon
— 1 night
2
Seoul
— 3 nights
3
Chuncheon
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Samcheok
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pyeongchang-gun
— 1 night
taxi + train:  3​h 30​min
6
Busan
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: George Town, Penang Island


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1
night
Incheon

Incheon
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Incheon online trip planner .

George Town, Malaysia to Incheon is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Korea Standard Time is 2 hours. In April, Incheon is colder than George Town - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. You'll set off for Seoul on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Incheon

Nightlife Tours Museums
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Hangang Park and Yeouido Hangang Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Cheonggyecheon Stream and DMZ. Step out of Seoul with an excursion to The Third Tunnel in Paju--about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul visit planner.

Seoul is just a short distance from Incheon. In April, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Paju
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N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Bukchon Hanok Village ©
Bukchon Hanok Village
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

1
day
Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
You've now added Petite France to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Nami Island and then find something for the whole family at Petite France.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chuncheon attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Chuncheon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Samcheok.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Petite France
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Petite France ©
Petite France
Nami Island ©
Nami Island

1
night
Samcheok

Samcheok ©
Samcheok Ocean Railbike has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): head outdoors with Samcheok Ocean Railbike.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chuncheon to Samcheok. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Samcheok

Outdoors
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Samcheok Ocean Railbike ©
Samcheok Ocean Railbike

1
night
Pyeongchang-gun

Pyeongchang-gun ©
A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pyeongchang-gun attractions planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Samcheok to Pyeongchang-gun. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Phoenix Snow Park ©
Phoenix Snow Park

1
night
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Busan planning app .

Drive from Pyeongchang-gun to Busan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Neighborhoods
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Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village
Busan Harbor Bridge ©
Busan Harbor Bridge
Busan Station Plaza ©
Busan Station Plaza

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