10 days in South Korea Itinerary

10 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Busan
— 2 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 2 nights
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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 shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Seoul visit planning site.

Charlotte, USA to Seoul is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Charlotte to Seoul. Traveling from Charlotte in January, expect Seoul to be slightly colder, temps between 35°F and 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

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Busan

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa, enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art, then stroll through Yongdusan Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Busan online attractions planner.

Fly from Seoul to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seoul in January, with highs in Busan at 44°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Sun), stroll through Hyeopjae Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Jeju Folk Museum and then walk around Sarabong Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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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.