12 days in South Korea Itinerary

12 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 2 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
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Seoul
— 1 night
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dragon Hill Spa, Jogyesa Temple, Gwanghwamun Gate, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, don't miss a visit to Insadong, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seoul road trip planning app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seoul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, plan for cooler days in Seoul, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Busan.
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Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Busan — 2 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, Gwangalli Beach, Taejongdae, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa and make a trip to Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Busan trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in October, expect nights in Busan to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Jeju.
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Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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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've added Seopjikoji, Seongsan Ilchulbong, O’sulloc Tea Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jeju trip planning site.

Getting from Busan 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. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Jeju when traveling from Busan in October, with lows around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Seoul.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
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Seoul — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Gangnam Underground Shopping area as well as Lotte World. On the 22nd (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Gangnam Underground Shopping area and then get in on the family fun at Lotte World.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Jeju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Theme Parks · Shopping
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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.
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