9 days in South Korea Itinerary

9 days in South Korea Itinerary

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9 days in South Korea Itinerary

Jeddah
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Busan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
Seoul
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  18​h
Jeddah

2
days
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 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, take a peaceful walk through Hallasan National Park, and then make a trip to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sarabong Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamdeok Beach, and then Head underground at Manjanggul Cave.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Jeju is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Korea Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in February, things will get much colder in Jeju: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Gwaneumsa Temple ©
Gwaneumsa Temple

2
days
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Yongdusan Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Oryukdo Skywalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haeundae Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, and finally make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan attractions planner .

Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Jeju in February, you will find days in Busan are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

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Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

3
days
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.
Seoul is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seoul road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Busan to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Busan in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Seoul, with lows of -5°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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