15 days in Busan & Seoul Itinerary

15 days in Busan & Seoul Itinerary

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15 days in Busan & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Busan
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seoul
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Johannesburg

6
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Visit Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Jagalchi Market and Kiel Lotte Gwangbok Storefor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, head outdoors with Samrak Gangbyon Cheyuk Gongwon, and kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Busan trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Busan is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Korea Standard Time is 7 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Busan hover around 10°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

6
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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park. Pamper yourself for a day on the 4th (Sat) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, steep yourself in history at Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun), walk around Namsan Park, and don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Seoul travel planner.

Getting from Busan to Seoul by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Busan in December, things will get a bit cooler in Seoul: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
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Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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