7 days in South Korea Itinerary

7 days in South Korea Itinerary

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7 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly + Train:  20 h 15 min
1
Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Busan
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Seoul is known for historic sites, sightseeing, shopping, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seoul itinerary maker.

Istanbul, Turkey to Seoul is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Korea Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Seoul, with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

1
night
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, then get great views at Taejongdae, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwangalli Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan travel planner.

Fly from Seoul to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in April, you will find days in Busan are little chillier (9°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

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