8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Bus:  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 Namsan Park and Lotte World will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, observe the fascinating underwater world at Coex Aquarium, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip itinerary builder site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seoul is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Coex Aquarium ©
Coex Aquarium

1
night
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 12th (Thu), head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, then head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally walk around Yongdusan Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in December, expect Busan to be a bit warmer, temps between 10°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hamdeok Beach and Gwakji Gwamul Beach. Step out of Jeju to go to Seogwipo and see Seongsan Ilchulbong, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, explore the engaging exhibits at Kim Man Duk Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, and kick back and relax at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju planner.

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 bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Gwakji Gwamul Beach ©
Gwakji Gwamul Beach
Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach
Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach

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