10 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Incheon Bridge and Shinsegae Dept. Store Main. Step out of Seoul to go to Gwacheon and see National Gwacheon Science Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at 3D Black Art Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at GOTO Mall, take a stroll through Ikseon-dong Hanok Street, and admire the landmark architecture of Deoksugung.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seoul tour itinerary maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Seoul. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sokcho.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Sokcho — 1 night

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 5th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Alive Heart, then kick back and relax at Cheonjin Beach, then explore the activities along Cheongcho Lake, and finally admire the striking features of Uisangdae.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sokcho road trip app.

You can drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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Busan — 1 night

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jangsan Mountain, and then don't miss a visit to Haeundae Cinema Street.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan trip maker tool.

Getting from Sokcho to Busan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Busan sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Jeju.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Woljeongri Beach and Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jeju Stone Park, examine the collection at Haenyeo Museum, stroll around Jeju April 3rd Peace Park, and Head underground at Manjanggul Cave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeju online trip builder.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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South Korea travel guide

History Museums · Shopping · 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.