10 days in South Korea Itinerary

10 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 1 night
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Gyeongju
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Halla Mountain, &more). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave and head off the coast to Udo.

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Sydney, Australia to Jeju is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Jeju is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Busan.
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Busan — 1 night

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa, then get outside with Haeundae Beach, then kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, and finally stroll around Yongdusan Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Busan road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In December, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Gyeongju.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Gyeongju — 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Busan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Seoul.
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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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from N Seoul Tower, visit Myeongdong Shopping Street, and explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream.

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You can fly from Gyeongju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Seoul when traveling from Gyeongju in December, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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South Korea travel guide

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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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