8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 1 day
2
Gangneung
— 1 night
3
Gyeongju
— 1 night
4
Busan
— 2 nights
5
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights

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day
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 8th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Jogyesa Temple, thensee the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul, thenwalk around Banpo Hangang Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Myeong-dong Cathedral.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Seoul. In August, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gangneung.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Myeong-dong Cathedral ©
Myeong-dong Cathedral
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Jogyesa Temple ©
Jogyesa Temple

1
night
Gangneung

Gangneung ©
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Anmok Beach, kick back and relax at Gyeongpo Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Ojukheon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gangneung trip planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Gangneung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Gangneung

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach
Ojukheon ©
Ojukheon
Anmok Beach ©
Anmok Beach

1
night
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
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 (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyeongju Hyanggyo Confucian School, thenexplore the activities along Anapji Pond, thenexamine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Gangneung to Gyeongju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenstroll around UN Memorial Cemetery, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, and finally take in the views from Busandaegyo Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Gwangandaegyo Bridge, kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, thenmake a trip to Lee Joong Seop Street, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Songdo Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan day trip app.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in August: highs in Busan hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Songdo Beach ©
Songdo Beach
Spas

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nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Relax by the water at Hamdeok Beach and Hyeopjae Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Spirited Garden and Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Jeongbang Waterfall & Hwangwooji Coast). Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Ssangyong Cave.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jeju trip planner.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Ssangyong Cave
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Spirited Garden ©
Spirited Garden
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach

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