12 days in Jeju Island & Seoul Itinerary

12 days in Jeju Island & Seoul Itinerary

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12 days in Jeju Island & Seoul Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Jeju
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seoul
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  18​h
End: New York City

4
nights
Jeju

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hyeopjae Beach and Hallim Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spirited Garden. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Jeongbang Waterfall, Yongmeori Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, identify plant and animal life at Roe Deer Observation Center, and get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju trip planning app .

New York City, USA to Jeju is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from New York City to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

6
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 Seoul Museum of History. Popular historic sites such as Changdeokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Yongin (Everland & Korean Folk Village) and Suwon (Suwon Jeil Church, Hwaseong Fortress, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at The National Folk Museum of Korea, and don't miss a visit to Insadong.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Seoul day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Suwon, Yongin
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress

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