9 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 — 3 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.
Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, steep yourself in history at Changdeokgung Palace, and make a trip to Insadong.

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Cairo, Egypt to Seoul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Cairo to Seoul. Traveling from Cairo in December, things will get much colder in Seoul: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, stroll around Yongdusan Park, then head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa.

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Getting from Seoul to Busan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seoul in December, with highs in Busan at 10°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail, then Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, then take in the awesome beauty at Seongsan Ilchulbong, and finally make a trip to Gasiri Wind Power Plant.

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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. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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