Classic South Korea Trip

Get to know South Korea's rich culture and history on this heritage tour, starting with the world-class museums of the capital Seoul. Next, travel to Gyeongju to explore the ancient temples and ruins. Haggle with the locals in a market in Busan, a modern city with mountains running through, and home to natural springs. Finally, head to Jeju-do for a taste of paradise, with pristine beaches, towering cliffs, and authentic small town charm.

In this trip

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  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • CultureCulture

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Seoul, South Korea

  • 2

    Gyeongju, South Korea

  • 3

    Busan, South Korea

  • 4

    Jeju City, South Korea

  • 5

    Seoul, South Korea

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Things to do in and around Seoul

  • Seoul
  • People in 대학로
  • Bongeunsa Temple #11
  • National Museum of Korea
  • Seoul Tower from Namsan Park
  • Garden of morning Calm-6
  • Mt Bukhansan national park - 북한산국립공원
  • Gyeongbokgung - Seoul
  • Changdeokgung Seoul, Korea
  • 47288-Seoul
  • National Palace Museum of Korea
  • Korea Everland
  • Nami Island candids
  • Gwanghwamun
  • Deoksugung Palace
  • Insadong
  • Cheonggyecheon
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  • Korean Folk Village
   
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Seoul

South Korea, Sudogwon region

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South Korea's bustling capital boasts a distinctly modern atmosphere, as well as incredible cuisine, nightlife, museums, and rich history.

Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back more than 2,000 years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Capital Area contains 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul is surrounded by mountains, the tallest being Mt. Bukhan, the world's most visited national park per square foot.
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Things to do in and around Gyeongju

  • Bomun Lake
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  • Gyeongju, South Korea
  • The Gyeongju National Museum
  • Bomun Lake
  • Bulguksa Temple
  • Yangdong, Gyeongju, South Korea
  • Daereung-won Tumuli Park -- Gyeongju
  • seokguram grotto
  • Gyeongju
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  • Seokbulsa Temple
  • 오륙도
   
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Gyeongju

South Korea, Yeongnam region

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With many historic landmarks and cultural venues, this metropolis is favored by local and international travelers alike.

Gyeongju was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla (57 BC – 935 AD) which ruled about two-thirds of the Korean Peninsula between the 7th and 9th centuries. A vast number of archaeological sites and cultural properties from this period remain in the city. Gyeongju is often referred to as "the museum without walls". Among such historical treasures, Seokguram grotto, Bulguksa temple, Gyeongju Historic Areas and Yangdong Folk Village are designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The many major historical sites have helped Gyeongju become one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Korea.
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Things to do in and around Busan

  • Busan
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  • Busan Gamcheon Culture Village (부산 감천문화마을)
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  • Co-Busan-Parc Taejongdae (3)
  • Seokbulsa Temple
  • 오륙도
  • Gwangbok-Dong
  • Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
  • Busan beach Haeundae
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  • 금정산성 Geumjeongsanseong
  • Paraeso waterfall
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  • Craggy Coastline Igidae Park Corea
  • 해운대 海雲臺 Haeundae, Busan
  • Monument to Choe Chi-Won
  • Bulguksa Temple
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Busan

South Korea, Yeongnam region

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South Korea's second-largest metropolis is a thriving port, offering its visitors great shopping, temples, museums, and great food.

Busan is an international business and financial center and renowned for its machinery, steel, ship building and marine industries, fashion, tourism and trade fairs. Busan not only features a variety of antique and souvenir shops, but also unique restaurants, attractions and accommodations. Busan is called the summer capital of Korea since it attracts tourists from all over the country to its six beaches. Luxury hotels and a carnival boardwalk line the beach at Haeundae. Gwangalli Beach has cafes, bars, and restaurants along the beach, and the Grand Gwangan Bridge. Other beaches include Dadaepo Beach on the west edge of the city and Songdo Beach, which is south-central.
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Things to do in and around Jeju City

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  • Unforgettable Sight of Korea - The Lively Small Island
  • More Hamdeok Beach
  • Dongmun Traditional Market
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  • Yongduam Rock
  • 2005.08.06 - Seongsan Ilchulbong - Sunrise Peak
  • Hallim Park, Jeju
  • heading down into Manjanggul Cave
  • Jeju Loveland
   
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Jeju City

South Korea, Jeju region

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The main city Jeju Island, this bustling city offers visitors access to some of the island's most exciting and beautiful treasures.

Jeju is the capital of Jeju Province in South Korea and the largest city on Jejudo. Located on an island off the Korean Peninsula, Jeju has mild, warm weather during much of the year. The city is a well-known resort, with prestigious hotels and public casino facilities. Jeju welcomes over ten million visitors from mainland Korea, Japan, and China every year. Due to its central position in transportation, Jeju City sees the main share of tourist traffic to the island. Many tourists arrive at the city through the port terminal or airport, stay in the tourist hotels of the Sinjeju neighborhood, and stay within the city to visit various Jeju tourist attractions.
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Things to do in and around Seoul

  • Seoul
  • People in 대학로
  • Bongeunsa Temple #11
  • National Museum of Korea
  • Seoul Tower from Namsan Park
  • Garden of morning Calm-6
  • Mt Bukhansan national park - 북한산국립공원
  • Gyeongbokgung - Seoul
  • Changdeokgung Seoul, Korea
  • 47288-Seoul
  • National Palace Museum of Korea
  • Korea Everland
  • Nami Island candids
   
5

Seoul

South Korea, Sudogwon region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric1 night

South Korea's bustling capital boasts a distinctly modern atmosphere, as well as incredible cuisine, nightlife, museums, and rich history.

Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back more than 2,000 years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Capital Area contains 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul is surrounded by mountains, the tallest being Mt. Bukhan, the world's most visited national park per square foot.
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