8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul — 3 nights

Seoul is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

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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. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Busan.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Busan — 1 night

On the 5th (Thu), make a trip to Haeundae Cinema Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach.

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You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in October, expect nights in Busan to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Jeju.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 3 nights

Island of the Gods

Jeju is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bangju Church, head outdoors with Jeju Olle Trail Routes, and see the interesting displays at Jeju National Museum.

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Fly from Busan to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Busan in October since evenings lows in Jeju dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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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.

Jeju Island travel guide

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.