8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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8 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly:  31​h
1
Seoul
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Busan
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Accra

2
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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Changdeokgung Palace and Deoksugung are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Insadong, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary builder tool .

Accra, Ghana to Seoul is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Accra to Seoul, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Accra in December, with highs in Seoul at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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.
On the 29th (Sun), engage your brain at Silla Arts And Science Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Gyeongju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gyeongju, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Silla Arts And Science Museum ©
Silla Arts And Science Museum

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night
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 30th (Mon), kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally walk around Yongdusan Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Busan online vacation planner .

Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Gyeongju in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

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

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