9 days in Seoul & Busan Itinerary

9 days in Seoul & Busan Itinerary

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9 days in Seoul & Busan Itinerary

Start: Seoul
1
Seoul
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Busan
— 3 nights
End: Busan

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street. Visit Gwanghwamun Gate and Myeong-dong Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Petite France (in Gapyeong-gun) and Chuncheon (Gangchon Rail Park & Nami Island). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Insadong, shop like a local with Dongdaemun Market, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Ewha Womans University.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seoul online journey planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513). In October, daytime highs in Seoul are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Chuncheon, Petite France
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Haedong Yonggung Temple and Choryang Catholic Church. Shop till you drop at Jagalchi Market and Gukje Market. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, steep yourself in history at Geumjung Mt. fortress, kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Busan trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in October: highs in Busan hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

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