16 days in Seoul, Busan & Tokyo Itinerary

16 days in Seoul, Busan & Tokyo Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights

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Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, visit Myeongdong Shopping Street, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul tour planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in August, with highs in Seoul at 35°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Busan.

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong

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Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Haeundae Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Busan driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

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Getting from Busan to Tokyo by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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