43 days in Seoul, Busan & Ulsan Itinerary

43 days in Seoul, Busan & Ulsan Itinerary

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43 days in Seoul, Busan & Ulsan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  29​h
1
Seoul
— 27 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Busan
— 7 nights
3
Ulsan
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  37​h
End: Sao Paulo

27
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.
Shop till you drop at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Migliore Dongdaemun Shop. Get outdoors at Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bugak Skyway. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Seoul Children's Grand Park. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take an in-depth tour of Deoksugung, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and make a trip to N Seoul Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Seoul is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Korea Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in August, with highs in Seoul at 35°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

7
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Busan Museum and Miryang City Museum. Visiting Haeundae Beach and Samrak Gangbyon Cheyuk Gongwon will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Yeongnamlu (in Miryang) and Gimhae National Museum (in Gimhae). The adventure continues: stroll through Gwangalli Beach, get engrossed in the history at Bokcheon Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Songjeong Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Busan route builder site .

Fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seoul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Busan, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ulsan.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Miryang, Gimhae National Museum
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

6
nights
Ulsan

Ulsan ©
A powerhouse of industry not just for South Korea but the world, Ulsan offers up a thriving metropolis dominated by trade but interspersed with some undisturbed scenery.
Let the collections at Gyeongju National Museum and Ulsan Petroglyph Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Bulguksa Temple and Gyeongju Historic Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Gyeongju (Anapji Pond, Tongiljeon, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest, kick back and relax at Ilsan Beach, sample the fine beverages at Boksoondoga, and walk around Ulsan Grand Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ulsan visit planner .

Drive from Busan to Ulsan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ulsan can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulsan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gyeongju
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Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
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Seokguram

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