11 days in South Korea Itinerary

11 days in South Korea Itinerary

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11 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h
1
Seoul
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Andong
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Gyeongju
— 1 night
5
Busan
— 2 nights
6
Jeonju
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Suwon
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Seoul
— Few hours
train + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

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 museums, shopping, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul road trip tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Korea Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Seoul to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

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
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sokcho road trip site .

You can drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park

1
night
Andong

Andong ©
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, then see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum, and finally take in the views from Wollyeongo Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Andong itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Sokcho to Andong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Andong are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Museums
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Hahoe Mask Museum ©
Hahoe Mask Museum
Dosanseowon Confucian School ©
Dosanseowon Confucian School

1
night
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, then contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Andong to Gyeongju by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Gyeongju are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and finally walk around Yongdusan Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple and then kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gyeongju in December, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jeonju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

few
hours
Jeonju

Jeonju
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jeonju trip planner .

Traveling by car from Busan to Jeonju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Busan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Jeonju, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -1°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Suwon.

Things to do in Jeonju

Parks Museums Nature
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1
night
Suwon

Suwon
The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Suwon trip planner .

You can drive from Jeonju to Suwon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Jeonju in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Suwon, with lows of -5°C. You'll set off for Seoul on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Suwon

Nightlife Parks Museums
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hours
Seoul

Seoul ©
On the 10th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Seoul City Hall, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, and then make a trip to Gwangjang Market.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seoul trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Suwon to Seoul takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums
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National Museum of Korea ©
National Museum of Korea
Gwangjang Market ©
Gwangjang Market
Seoul City Hall ©
Seoul City Hall

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