12 days in South Korea Itinerary

12 days in South Korea Itinerary

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12 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Busan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Seoul
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (O’sulloc Tea Museum & Seongsan Ilchulbong). The adventure continues: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, and view the masterpieces at The Islander.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jeju travel itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Jeju. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Udo ©
Udo

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, historic sites, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bongnaesan, wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, and get great views at Taejongdae.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Busan travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daytime highs in Busan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju holiday planner .

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Busan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple

4
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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

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Traveling by flight from Gyeongju to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in May: highs in Seoul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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