10 days in South Korea Itinerary

10 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
— 4 nights


Busan — 1 night

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa, get outside with Haeundae Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, and finally stroll around Yongdusan Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Busan vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Busan is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dubai to Busan. Traveling from Dubai in September, expect Busan to be cooler, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Gyeongju — 1 night

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 3rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seokguram.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in September, plan for slightly colder days in Gyeongju, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Jeju.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Cheonjiyeon Falls). The adventure continues: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, step off the mainland to explore Udo, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jeju trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Gyeongju to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Gyeongju in September, expect Jeju to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Seoul.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip
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Seoul — 4 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from N Seoul Tower, make a trip to Jongmyo Shrine, stroll through Changdeokgung Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Jeju in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
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South Korea travel guide

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.