41 days in South Korea, Sydney & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

41 days in South Korea, Sydney & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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41 days in South Korea, Sydney & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
1
Sydney, Australia
— Few hours
Fly + Train:  14​h
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Jeju, South Korea
— 10 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 18 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 19th (Thu), you're off toSeoul.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nami Island (in Chuncheon), DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Yongin (Korean Folk Village & Everland). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Changdeokgung Palace, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seoul tour app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Sydney to Seoul takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Seoul. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Seoul at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yongin, Suwon, Nami Island, Anseong Namsadang Training Center, DMZ Haemaru Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Cheonjiyeon Falls, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Halla Mountain, explore the fascinating underground world of Hallim Park, walk around Handam Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Island
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Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Explore Ho Chi Minh City's surroundings by going to Vinh Trang Pagoda (in My Tho), Vung Tau (The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms, The Vung Tau War Heroes Shrine, & more) and Bien Hoa (Buu Long Mountain & Long Thanh Golf Club). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City travel route planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Ho Chi Minh City in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Vung Tau, Bien Hoa, Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy, Hoi Khanh Pagoda, Vinh Trang Pagoda
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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