8 days in Seoul & Busan Itinerary

8 days in Seoul & Busan Itinerary

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8 days in Seoul & Busan Itinerary

Start: Seoul
1
Seoul
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Busan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
End: Seoul

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dongdaemun Market, Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, Gwanghwamun Square, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Changdeokgung Palace. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, get a sense of history and politics at Seoul City Hall, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, and stroll through Hangang Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Cheongju International Airport. In August in Seoul, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oryukdo Skywalk, Gamcheon Culture Village, Haedong Yonggung Temple, and other attractions you added. On the 25th (Fri), kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, examine the collection at Busan Museum, and then kick back and relax at Songdo Beach. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Busan Station Plaza, hunt for treasures at Gukje Market, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and finally take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan trip builder.

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in August, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Gukje Market ©
Gukje Market
Songdo Beach ©
Songdo Beach
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach

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