10 days in South Korea Itinerary

10 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea visit planner

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Jeju, Jeju Island
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Busan
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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 Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Halla Mountain). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, stroll around Sarabong Park, and admire the masterpieces at Jeju Folk Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Jeju is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Doha to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Museums · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa, kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and then kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and then don't miss a visit to BIFF Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Busan trip site.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
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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.
Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and examine the collection at Love Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seoul sightseeing planner.

Getting from Busan to Seoul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Busan in January, with highs in Seoul at 1°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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South Korea travel guide

4.2
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.