17 days in Seoul & Busan Itinerary

17 days in Seoul & Busan Itinerary

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Seoul

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cheonggyecheon Stream and Nature & Wildlife Tours. For shopping fun, head to Myeongdong Shopping Street or LINE Friends Flagship Store Myeongdong Station. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, don't miss a visit to Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun), and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul route app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Riyadh to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in February, expect Seoul to be cooler, temps between 5°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

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Busan

— 4 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Busan Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Gyeongju (Gyeongju National Museum, Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa, explore the different monuments and memorials at UN Memorial Cemetery, make a trip to Yongdusan Park, and browse the exhibits of Shinsegae Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Seoul to Busan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

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Seoul

— 5 nights
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bukhansan National Park will get you outdoors. The War Memorial of Korea and Bongeunsa Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Seoul further: hunt for treasures at Kwangjang Market, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, and indulge your senses at The Sool Company - Korean Alcohol Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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