12 days in Seoul, Gyeongju & Jeju Island Itinerary

12 days in Seoul, Gyeongju & Jeju Island Itinerary

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Seoul
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Gyeongju
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Jeju
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Seoul
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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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and wander the streets of Insadong.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seoul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, you will find days in Seoul are cooler (22°C), and nights are a bit cooler (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Gyeongju.
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Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Gyeongju — 2 nights

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Shilla Arts and Science Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Seokguram. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and then steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory.

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Fly from Seoul to Gyeongju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Gyeongju, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Jeju.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Jeju — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sangumburi Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Halla Mountain.

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Getting from Gyeongju to Jeju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Gyeongju in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jeju, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Seoul.
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Seoul — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul and then don't miss a visit to Hongik University Street.

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Getting from Jeju to Seoul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Jeju Island travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Island of the Gods
A popular vacation island for Koreans and foreigners with a mild coastal climate, Jeju-do offers hiking, caving, horseback riding, and plenty of beaches on which to relax and observe the sunset. A holiday in Jeju-do usually involves a visit to a UNESCO-protected lava tube, where you can see the world’s largest known lava column. Other lava and limestone caves set in botanical gardens, as well as a number of folk villages, combine to offer a diverse range of attractions during treks through the densely forested island, with the well-marked hiking trails also leading past giant basalt statues. Inland theme parks--ranging from a teddy bear museum to an erotic sculpture park--and golf courses provide a diverse range of entertainment options. The matriarchal island is known for its fisherwomen and female divers.
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