7 days in South Korea Itinerary

7 days in South Korea Itinerary

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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 shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from N Seoul Tower, don't miss a visit to Insadong, and admire the striking features of Deoksugung.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip itinerary maker tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Istanbul to Seoul due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Yongdusan Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, then get great views at Taejongdae, and finally kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Busan visit planning app.

Getting from Seoul to Busan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Busan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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South Korea travel guide

Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.