11 days in South Korea Itinerary

11 days in South Korea Itinerary

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11 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  10​h
1
Seoul
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Suwon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Gwangju
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Daegu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

2
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.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at 3D Black Art Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gwangmyeong Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the range of quality goods at Doota, take a stroll through Ikseon-dong Hanok Street, then see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum of Korea, and finally look for gifts at Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Korea Standard Time (KST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Seoul to be colder, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Suwon.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Gwangmyeong Cave
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Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun ©
Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun
Gwangmyeong Cave ©
Gwangmyeong Cave
National Palace Museum of Korea ©
National Palace Museum of Korea

1
night
Suwon

Suwon
The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Suwoncheon, contemplate the long history of Changryongmun Gate, and then see where the action happens at Suwon Sports Complex.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Suwon itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Seoul to Suwon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gwangju.

Things to do in Suwon

Fun & Games Historic Sites Nature
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Suwon Sports Complex
Suwon Sports Complex
Changryongmun Gate ©
Changryongmun Gate

2
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. 1913 Songjeong Market has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Kim Bongho's House, appreciate the extensive heritage of 1913 Songjeong Market, then don't miss a visit to U.Square Cultural Center, then wander the streets of Dongmyeong-dong Cafe Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwangju Confucian School.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gwangju trip builder .

You can drive from Suwon to Gwangju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Suwon in December: highs in Gwangju hover around 1°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Daegu.

Things to do in Gwangju

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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1913 Songjeong Market ©
1913 Songjeong Market

2
nights
Daegu

Daegu
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Head to Shinsegae Department Store Daegu and Hyundai Department Store Daegufor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hangae Maeul and Gyesan Catholic Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Daegu: Yeongnamlu (in Miryang) and Wine Tunnel (in Cheongdo-gun). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Daegu Art Museum, stroll around Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, don't miss a visit to The Arc, and admire the natural beauty at Daegu Arboretum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Daegu online tour planner .

You can drive from Gwangju to Daegu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Gwangju in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Daegu, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Cheongdo Wine Tunnel, Yeongnamlu, Hangae Maeul
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Gyesan Catholic Church
Gyesan Catholic Church
Yeongnamlu ©
Yeongnamlu
Daegu Arboretum ©
Daegu Arboretum

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tongdosa Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Songjeong Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Haeundae Cinema Street. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, then have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency VR - Busan Nampo, then view the masterpieces at Tower Gallery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Flower Clock.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Busan online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Daegu to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Busan are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tongdosa Temple
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Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach
Tongdosa Temple ©
Tongdosa Temple
Hwangnyeongsan Mountain ©
Hwangnyeongsan Mountain

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