19 days in Seoul, Busan & Jeju Itinerary

19 days in Seoul, Busan & Jeju Itinerary

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19 days in Seoul, Busan & Jeju Itinerary

Start: Seoul
1
Seoul
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Jeju
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Seoul
— 8 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Story of King Sejong & The Story of Admiral Yi Sunshin, Garak Market, Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gwanghwamun Gate. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Dongdaemun Marketfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Changdeokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Insadong, take an in-depth tour of Deoksugung, and take in the views from Banpodaegyo Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Osan Air Base. In November, daytime highs in Seoul are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, ponder the design of Busan Station Plaza, and then take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Busan custom trip planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 0°C in Busan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

2
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, steep yourself in history at Seongeup Folk Village, then Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and finally hunt for treasures at Dongmun Market. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park and then explore the striking landscape of Hallasan National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju sightseeing planner.

Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Busan in December: high temperatures in Jeju hover around 11°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Halla Mountain
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain

8
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Suji's COEX MALL, Korean Folk Village, Seoul Grand Park, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will get to explore War Memorial of Korea and Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art. Changdeokgung Palace and DMZ are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Everland (in Yongin) and The Third Tunnel (in Paju). Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Seoul Children's Grand Park. Explore Seoul further: pause for some photo ops at Gwanghwamun Gate and get a sense of history and politics at Seoul City Hall.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Jeju to Seoul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, Seoul is a bit cooler than Jeju - with highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paju, Yongin, Seoul Grand Park, Hwaseong Fortress
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Korean Folk Village ©
Korean Folk Village
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
DMZ Haemaru Village ©
DMZ Haemaru Village

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