25 days in South Korea & Singapore Itinerary

25 days in South Korea & Singapore Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Busan, South Korea
— 5 nights
Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights
Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights


Seoul, South Korea — 6 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Hanagae Beach and Wangsan Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bukhansan National Park and Gwanghwamun Gate. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Incheon (Eulwangni Beach, Songdo Central Park, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Insadong, appreciate the history behind Statue of Sejong the Great, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Ewha Womans University, and see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Seoul. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in September: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 26°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Busan.
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Busan, South Korea — 5 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Relax by the water at Gwangalli Beach and Songdo Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Haeundae Beach and Songjeong Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Ulsan (Taehwa River Seepri Bamboo Grove, Taehwagang National Garden, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, admire the landmark architecture of Busan Cinema Centre, see the interesting displays at Trick Eye Museum, and don't miss a visit to Haeundae Dalmaji-gil Road.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Busan route planner.

Fly from Seoul to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Seoul, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, South Korea — 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Hamdeok Beach and Jeju Stone Park. We've included these beaches for you: Woljeongri Beach and Sehwa Beach. Step out of Jeju with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Seogwipo--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, get great views at Udo Island Lighthouse Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and walk around Jeju April 3rd Peace Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jeju trip planning site.

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. Traveling from Busan in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Jeju, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Visit Siloso Beach and East Coast Park for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: get outside with City Scoot, contemplate the waterfront views at MacRitchie Reservoir, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and identify plant and animal life at MacRitchie Nature Trail.

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You can fly from Jeju to Singapore in 11 hours. Traveling from Jeju to Singapore, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jeju in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Singapore, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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South Korea travel guide

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.