8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
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Busan
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Jeju, Jeju Island
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Seoul — 2 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. Your inner history buff will appreciate Changdeokgung Palace and Deoksugung. There's much more to do: visit Myeongdong Shopping Street, contemplate the long history of Baek In-je's House, take a stroll through Insadong, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Seoul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Seoul is 7 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Cairo in September: highs in Seoul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Busan.
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Busan — 1 night

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Songjeong Beach, then get outside with Haeundae Beach, and then head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Busan route planning site.

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in September: highs in Busan hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 3 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 25th (Sun), kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and then head outdoors with Woljeongri Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Jeju travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Jeju when traveling from Busan in September, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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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