8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


Busan — 1 night

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 10th (Sat), kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Busan is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in September: high temperatures in Busan hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 2 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.
On the 11th (Sun), head outdoors with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and then get outside with Hamdeok Beach. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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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. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Jeju when traveling from Busan in September, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Insadong, don't miss a visit to Deoksugung, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea.

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Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Jeju in September, plan for little chillier days in Seoul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to 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.