8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Bus:  7 h
1
Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Busan
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village and then make a trip to Bongeunsa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jogyesa Temple, examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, then take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, then take a stroll through Insadong, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Deoksugung.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul road trip app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seoul is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Korean Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Suwon
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress

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.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golgulsa Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Girimsa Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gyeongju tour site.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Gyeongju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Seoul, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums
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Golgulsa Temple ©
Golgulsa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple

1
night
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at Trick Eye Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Haeundae Cinema Street.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan attractions planning website.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Gyeongju in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Trick Eye Museum ©
Trick Eye Museum
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

1
night
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple and then examine the collection at World Seashell Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju trip maker app.

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 bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

World Seashell Museum
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Gwaneumsa Temple ©
Gwaneumsa Temple
Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum ©
Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum
Samseonghyeol ©
Samseonghyeol

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