29 days in Melbourne, South Korea & London Itinerary

29 days in Melbourne, South Korea & London Itinerary

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Melbourne, Australia
— 8 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
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Daejeon, South Korea
— 1 night
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights

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Melbourne, Australia — 8 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Dromana Pier (in Dromana). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne travel planner.

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Melbourne is 10 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Jeju.
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Jeju, South Korea — 5 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.
Jeju is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Sarabong Park, get in on the family fun at Eco Land Theme Park, make a trip to Suwolbong Peak, and take a peaceful walk through Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Jeju trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Jeju takes 16.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Jeju, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Busan.
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Busan, South Korea — 1 night

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 2nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Busan trip builder app.

Fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In March in Busan, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Daejeon.
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Daejeon, South Korea — 1 night

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
On the 3rd (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, then see the sky in a new way at National Science Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maninsan Mountain, and finally look and learn at Daejeon Observatory.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Daejeon trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Busan to Daejeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Busan in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Daejeon, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Seoul.
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Seoul, South Korea — 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.
Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, wander the streets of Insadong, and stop by Bukchon Hanok Village.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul journey maker site.

You can take a train from Daejeon to Seoul in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Merton College (in Oxford), Hawkstone Brewery (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to London takes 15 hours. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Seoul to London due to the time zone difference. In March in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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