10 days in South Korea Itinerary

10 days in South Korea Itinerary

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10 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Bern
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  16​h 45​min
1
Seoul
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Jeonju
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Daegu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  19​h 30​min
End: Bern

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.
You'll explore and learn at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Seodaemun Prison History Hall. Get some cultural insight at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Insadong. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, don't miss a visit to Deoksugung, stroll through Changdeokgung Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Changgyeonggung Palace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul itinerary maker site .

Bern, Switzerland to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bern to Seoul. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bern in May, with highs in Seoul at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jeonju.

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

1
night
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeondong Catholic Church, then get engrossed in the history at Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, then contemplate the long history of Gyeonggijeon Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Jaman Mural Village.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jeonju holiday tool .

Traveling by train from Seoul to Jeonju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. May in Jeonju sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Daegu.

Things to do in Jeonju

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Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Jeondong Catholic Church ©
Jeondong Catholic Church

1
night
Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
On the 8th (Fri), walk around Apsan Park, then contemplate the long history of Donghwasa, and then wander the streets of Bongsan Culture Street.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Daegu driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Jeonju to Daegu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jeonju in May, expect nights in Daegu to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

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Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Apsan Park
Apsan Park

3
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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 9th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Solbat Art Village, then explore the different monuments and memorials at UN Memorial Cemetery, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, then get outside with Haeundae Beach, and then kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach.

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You can drive from Daegu to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Daegu in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Busan

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UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple
Spas

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