9 days in South Korea Itinerary

9 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
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Jeju, Jeju Island
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Busan
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Seoul

— 3 nights
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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seoul trip planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Seoul is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Helsinki to Seoul. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Helsinki in April, with highs in Seoul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 4 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hallim Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff & Jeongbang Waterfall). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, stroll through Hyeopjae Beach, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roe Deer Observation Center.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jeju attractions planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Busan

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Gwangandaegyo Bridge and then stroll through Haeundae Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. April in Busan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.