23 days in South Korea & Manila - 1

23 days in South Korea & Manila - 1

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23 days in South Korea & Manila - 1

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Phillipine Airlines PR208 + Phillipine Airline PR468
16​h View details
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
KO Rail KTX159
2​h 30​min View details
2
Busan, South Korea
— 9 nights
KO Rail
3​h View details
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night
KO Rail
3​h View details
4
Busan, South Korea
— Few hours
JEJU Air
2​h View details
5
Jeju, South Korea
— 3 nights
JEJU Air
1​h 30​min View details
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Phillipine Airlines
6​h View details
7
Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
Phillipines Airlines
10​h 30​min View details
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Seoul, South Korea

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Seoul Museum of History and National Palace Museum of Korea. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun and Mapodaegyo Bridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary maker app .

Melbourne, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Seoul, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Seoul at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Shopping
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Seoul Museum of History ©
Seoul Museum of History
National Palace Museum of Korea ©
National Palace Museum of Korea
Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun ©
Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun

9
nights
Busan, South Korea

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: don't miss a visit to Solbat Art Village.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Busan online travel planner .

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in December: high temperatures in Busan hover around 10°C and lows are around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 24 — Jan 2:

1
night
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul
To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Busan to Seoul in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Busan in January, things will get slightly colder in Seoul: highs are around 1°C and lows about -7°C. You'll set off for Busan on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

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hours
Busan, South Korea

Busan
To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Busan visit site .

Getting from Seoul to Busan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in January: high temperatures in Busan hover around 7°C and lows are around -3°C. You will leave for Jeju on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Busan

Parks Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

3
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll explore and learn at PLAY KPOP and World Seashell Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Samseonghyeol and Gwaneumsa Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Bonte Museum & Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak). The adventure continues: get curious at Nexon Computer Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jeju City Traditional Five Day Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Saebyeol Oreum, and make a trip to Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip website .

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Bonte Museum ©
Bonte Museum
PLAY KPOP ©
PLAY KPOP
Samseonghyeol ©
Samseonghyeol

4
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jogyesa Temple as well as Seoul Arts Center. Popular historic sites such as Culture Station Seoul 284 and Hwahongmun Gate are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Hwaseomun and National Gugak Center. See some other sides of Seoul: see the interesting displays at Bank of Korea Museum, explore the world behind art at Arario Museum in Space, walk around Seoullo 7017, and explore the galleries of The Story of King Sejong & The Story of Admiral Yi Sunshin.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Jeju to Seoul by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Suwon
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Seoul Arts Center ©
Seoul Arts Center
Jogyesa Temple ©
Jogyesa Temple
Hwaseomun ©
Hwaseomun

1
night
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
On the 11th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of National Museum Of Anthropology, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Filipino People, and finally stop by The Manila Collectible Co..

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manila trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Seoul to Manila by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Manila due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Seoul in January; daily highs in Manila reach 35°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Natural History ©
National Museum of Natural History
National Museum Of Anthropology ©
National Museum Of Anthropology
Museum of the Filipino People ©
Museum of the Filipino People

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