20 days in East Asia Itinerary

20 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 9 nights
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Busan, South Korea
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Jeju, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Hong Kong, China
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Seoul, South Korea

— 9 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seodaemun Prison History Hall and Jongmyo Shrine. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong. Spend the 29th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Changgyeonggung Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jogyesa Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and explore the world behind art at Seoul Arts Center.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul attractions tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Seoul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dubai to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in January, with highs in Seoul at 1°C and lows at -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 5:

Busan, South Korea

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then head outdoors with Songjeong Beach, and finally make a trip to Haeundae Cinema Street. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Yongdusan Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, view the masterpieces at Tower Gallery, then look for gifts at Kiel Lotte Gwangbok Store, and finally view the masterpieces at Shinsegae Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan road trip site.

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in February, things will get a bit warmer in Busan: highs are around 10°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Jeju, South Korea

— 3 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
On the 7th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Jeju April 3rd Peace Park, then take a peaceful walk through Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, and then hike along Hallasan.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Jeju

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

Hong Kong, China

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Explore hidden gems such as Po Lin Monastery and Kowloon City. Get some cultural insight at Tsim Sha Tsui and Soho. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Dragon's Back, look for all kinds of wild species at Mai Po Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hong Kong Trail, and take a stroll through Monster Building.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hong Kong trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jeju to Hong Kong by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Jeju to Hong Kong, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
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