7 days in South Korea Itinerary

7 days in South Korea Itinerary

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7 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Busan
— 1 day
2
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
3
Seoul
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Istanbul

1
day
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan day trip planning tool .

Istanbul, Turkey to Busan is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Istanbul to Busan, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Busan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hallim Park and The Islander. Take a break from the city and head to Halla Mountain and Hamdeok Beach. Take a break from Jeju with a short trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, explore the world behind art at Jeju Folk Museum, and head off the coast to Udo.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Jeju road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong

2
nights
Seoul

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.
On the 15th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, stroll through Changdeokgung Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Baek In-Je House Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace. On the next day, wander the streets of Insadong.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August in Seoul, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

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