7 days in South Korea Itinerary

7 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul — 3 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.
Seoul is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip 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 14.5-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 catch the flight to Busan.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Busan — 1 night

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 and then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Yongdusan Park, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, then take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwangalli Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Seoul to Busan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
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South Korea travel guide

History Museums · Shopping · 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.