8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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8 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h
1
Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Busan
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Lotte World and Coex Aquarium will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, make a trip to N Seoul Tower, and browse the exhibits of Deoksugung.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seoul is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Korea Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get much colder in Seoul: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

1
night
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 12th (Thu): 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 stroll around Yongdusan Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Busan driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Busan is somewhat warmer than Seoul - with highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

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

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Attractions like Hamdeok Beach and Kim Man Duk Memorial Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Jeju with a short trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Hallim Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, and head outdoors with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach.

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Fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Beaches

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Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong

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