43 days in Seoul, Busan & Ulsan Itinerary

43 days in Seoul, Busan & Ulsan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  29 h
1
Seoul
— 27 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Subway:  3 h
2
Busan
— 7 nights
Drive:  45 min
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.
Do your shopping at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Market. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gyeongbokgung Palace and The War Memorial of Korea. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, make a trip to N Seoul Tower, stop by Bukchon Hanok Village, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary builder app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Seoul is an approximately 28- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Seoul is 12 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, things will get a bit warmer in Seoul: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough 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.
Popular historic sites such as Haedong Yonggung Temple and Beomeosa Temple are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Haeundae Beach and Samrak Gangbyon Cheyuk Gongwon. Venture out of the city with trips to Miryang (Miryang City Museum & Yeongnamlu) and Gimhae National Museum (in Gimhae). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, examine the collection at Busan Museum, and take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Busan trip builder site.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and subway from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in September, expect nights in Busan to be slightly colder, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gyeongju National Museum and Ulsan Petroglyph Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bulguksa Temple and Cheomseongdae Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Ulsan side-trips: Gyeongju (Anapji Pond, Tongiljeon, &more). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest, stroll around Daewangam Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Boksoondoga.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ulsan road trip planning app.

Drive from Busan to Ulsan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Ulsan sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. 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
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

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