10 days in South Korea Itinerary

10 days in South Korea Itinerary

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10 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly:  31​h
1
Seoul
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Incheon
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Busan
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Accra

3
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Nihee. Popular historic sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, wander the streets of Insadong, and get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seoul trip planner .

Accra, Ghana to Seoul is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Ghana Mean Time (GMT) to Korea Standard Time (KST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Accra in December, expect Seoul to be colder, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Incheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hwaseong Fortress
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

1
night
Incheon

Incheon
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Bupyeong History Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bomunsa Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Incheon trip builder website .

Incheon is very close to Seoul. In December, daytime highs in Incheon are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Incheon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park
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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 29th (Sun), get curious at Silla Arts And Science Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip site .

Getting from Incheon to Gyeongju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Incheon in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gyeongju, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Silla Arts And Science Museum ©
Silla Arts And Science Museum

1
night
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, enjoy the sea views from Yeongdo Lighthouse, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally stroll around Yongdusan Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Busan tour planner.

Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Gyeongju in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Jagalchi Market ©
Jagalchi Market

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