8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan — 2 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, walk around Yongdusan Park, then take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium.

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New Delhi, India to Busan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Busan. When traveling from New Delhi in January, plan for colder days in Busan, with highs around 7°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 1 night

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram.

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You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in January, plan for little chillier days in Gyeongju, with highs around 1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Seoul.
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Seoul — 4 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.
Step out of Seoul with an excursion to Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park in Bucheon--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and make a trip to Insadong.

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Traveling by flight from Gyeongju to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Gyeongju in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Seoul, with lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly 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.