10 days in South Korea & North Korea Itinerary

10 days in South Korea & North Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
2
Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
3
Kaesong, North Korea
— 1 night
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights

2
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step out of the city life by going to Seongsan Ilchulbong and Manjanggul Cave. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, get outside with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, and walk around Sarabong Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Jeju trip planning tool.

Bengaluru, India to Jeju is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

2
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 5th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally walk around Yongdusan Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Busan online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In July, daytime highs in Busan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kaesong.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae

1
night
Kaesong, North Korea

Kaesong ©
Relatively relaxed and atmosphertic, the centuries-old city of Kaesong lies near the Demilitarized Zone and the border with South Korea, and has served as an industrial center since being traded to the North in the Korean War.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the views from Sonjuk Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Koryo Museum, then don't miss a visit to Concrete Wall, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of King Kongmin, and finally make a trip to Sungkyunkwan University.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kaesong trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Busan to Kaesong. In July, daytime highs in Kaesong are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Kaesong

Historic Sites · Museums
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Tomb of King Kongmin ©
Tomb of King Kongmin
Sonjuk Bridge ©
Sonjuk Bridge
Concrete Wall ©
Concrete Wall

3
nights
Seoul, South Korea

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, then take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, then wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and finally admire the striking features of Deoksugung. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Insadong, then admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul travel route planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Kaesong to Seoul with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

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