The Best Multi-City Itinerary for South Korea

Decided to travel to South Korea and gave yourself time to explore outside of just Seoul? You’ve made a great choice! South Korea has several cities that are beautiful to visit, no matter what season it is. Let us break down for you some of our favorite spots across the most popular Korean cities to plan for your visit.

Lately, South Korea has become one of the trendy tourist destinations because it has become a vibrant culture, delicious food as well as technological improvements over the last years. The country is very rich in history, full of beautiful landscapes, and complete of amiable people. Be it a short visit or extended vacation, South Korea has interests that can enchant any visitor.


First City: Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace
This symbolic palace can never be overlooked by tourists visiting Seoul. This palace was the principal royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty and ideally presents classic Korean architecture. The palace grounds have beautiful gardens, pavilions, and the National Palace Museum of Korea.

Park: Wander around the tranquil village area with many hanok houses and get an immersive sense of how Seoulites lived over several hundred years. Its narrow passageways and exquisitely preserved housing are a world away from the bustle of its city.


Myeongdong Shopping Street
Shopping heaven for shopaholics and food lovers, Myeongdong offers innumerable shops, restaurants, and street food vendors. From skincare to the latest fashion, everything can be found at Myeongdong. Do not miss out on the delicious street foods, including tteokbokki and hotteok.


N Seoul Tower
The view from the N Seoul Tower is mesmerizing as it lets you get a glimpse of the whole of Seoul. It is a tourist destination and also beloved by the locals. N Seoul Tower: The picturesque tower is located on Namsan Mountain. The view from the tower is mesmerizing, especially at night when Falls City illuminates.


Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
The iconic urban development landmark. It is a neo-futuristic design; it is the fashion design and culture facilities headquarters with various collections and exhibitions, fashion shows, and markets.Things to do in Seoul: When in Seoul, you’ve got to hit the traditional markets like Namdaemun and Gwangjang. Check out the happening areas in Seoul, including Hongdae and Itaewon, or enjoy the nightlife of Gangnam.


Seoul itinerary seven days:


Day 1-2: Explore the historic sites of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. Begin your journey with a visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace and then proceed to Bukchon Hanok Village. Then, enjoy a traditional lunch local style at the eateries there.

Day 3-4: Walking around Myeongdong, N Seoul Tower, and Dongdaemun Design Plaza to explore modern Seoul. One day for shopping and street food at Myeongdong, then chisel towards N Seoul Tower for the sunset view. One can visit the innovative architecture of DDP the next day and take in a lot that Dongdaemun Market holds.

Day 5-6: Walk around the local culture representing the traditional markets and the fashionable spots. Namdaemun Market for unique shopping, then passes to the youngest and most artistic area of Hongdae. Finally, explore the diversified cuisine of Itaewon.

Day 7: Rest at Namsan Seoul Tower Park for long walks around the city. Namsan Park, one more fun day at Namsan Park. Take a relaxing walk through the Seoul Museum of Art and end your final student ambassador dinner with a tasty Korean barbecue.

Busan Attractions

Haeundae Beach: South Korea’s most famous beach is excellent for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. The area surrounding the beach offers many bars and restaurants to keep you busy in the evening.

Gamcheon Culture Village: The lovely view of this colorful village of art and cafes has earned it the nickname of Santorini of Korea. It has a lot of narrow lanes, streets, vibrantly painted houses, and lots of photo zones, which is an ideal place for photos.

Jagalchi Fish Market: Being the largest seafood market in all of Korea, it’s no wonder seafood lovers will surely find something intriguing in the Jagalchi Fish Market. You can get a taste of the many types of fresh seafood dishes offered at the stalls and restaurants.


Beomeosa Temple: a serene temple set in the peaceful mountains; far from the city’s hustle and bustle. It was built in 678 AD amidst lush forests and a stream.


Things to do around Busan include walking around Gwangalli Beach, the bustling streets of Seomyeon, and some nightlife at the famous Haeundae, among many others; no visit to Busan can be complete without experiencing its food culture. Experience the world-renowned seafood in this city, from raw fish (hoe) to spicy seafood soup called haemul jjigae. The city is also famous for its street food, so while in this place, don’t forget to have a sample of a few of these, namely assist hotteok which are seeded, stuffed pancakes, and eomuk or fish cakes.

Jeju Island Attractions:

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak: Another volcanic tuff cone that is popularly called Sunrise Peak due to its very spectacular sunrise views. The hike to the summit is relatively gentle, and the 360-degree vista over the island and the ocean is more than enough reward.


Manjanggul Cave: the World’s finest lava tube, is an exciting destination for travelers who are enthusiasts of geological research. The whole stretch of the cave exceeds 13 km, only about 1 km which is accessible to the everyday traveler.


Hallasan National Park: This area contains the tallest mountain in South Korea and is well suited for hiking and nature walking. This park is settled with several flora and fauna. There are beautiful trails to the summit of Hallasan Mountain.


Jeongbang Waterfall: One of the few waterfalls in Asia to fall directly into the ocean, the view as the water cascades over the cliff and falls into the sea is fantastic.


Exclusively Special Experiences Possible in Jeju Island: Driving in the scenic, beautifully-made coastal roads. Please enjoy your time with beautiful beaches on the Island. Visit the Jeju Folk Village Museum to learn about its traditions and history. Try special foods in Jeju, such as black pork and seafood. And we have a good number of tangerine orchards on Jeju island.


Gyeongju Attractions:

Bulguksa Temple: A beautiful temple and a Buddhist masterpiece in art and architecture; the UNESCO World Heritage has inscribed it. The temples’ composite houses all manners of buildings, pagodas, and stone bridges amidst charming gardens.


Seokguram Grotto: Designated as well by UNESCO, it hosts a magnificent statue of Buddha inside. The grotto is located on Tohamsan Mountain and, therefore, stands to overlook the beautiful surroundings.


Anapji Pond: This is an artificial but pretty pond located in one corner of the Silla palaces, the beauty of which doubles during night when the pavilions are lighted.


Cultural and historical importance:

Gyeongju is often called a “museum without walls” because of its rich historical and cultural heritage. Feel the ancient tombs and sites strewn around the city. Another exciting place in Gyeongju is the Gyeongju National Museum, where you can learn more about the Silla Dynasty and its inheritance in Korean history. Make sure you taste their traditional Gyeongju bread, which is a lovely kind of pastry made with red beans.

Incheon

Places of Interest:

Incheon Chinatown: The biggest Chinatown in South Korea, a place where both Korean and Chinese cultures are combined. It is famous for its tasty food, colorful festivals, and historical landscapes.

Songdo Central Park: is a fantastic futuristic park in the middle of the city with modern architecture and beautiful landscapes; it also has an artificial waterway where people can row and walk—

Wolmido Island: A place representative of leisure and amusement. Amusement parks and seafood restaurants are available on this island. The island provides beautiful ocean views and is arguably a perfect place to go for a one-day tour.


Things to do in Incheon:

Riding a ferry to the islands close by and strolling along energetic night markets. Learn the facts about the Korean War right at the Incheon Landing Memorial Hall. And, of course, the Incheon Airport—the world’s busiest and best-rated airport. Incheon International Airport has several attractions, like a cultural museum, gardens, and even an ice-skating rink.


Suwon


Attractions:

Hwaseong Fortress: A UNESCO World Heritage, this is one of the fortresses that represent the paradigm of military construction of the 18th century. The fortress walls and gates are well maintained, and you can walk on the ramparts for breathtaking views of the city.


Koreans Folk Village: A living museum showcasing the lifestyle and tradition of Korea. The place is full of folk houses, performances, and workshops where one can easily participate in many types of crafts.


Historical Places and Activities of Historic Significance:

Suwon is famous for its well-maintained places of historical significance. Experience traditional Korean activities and performances in the folk village. Suwon is also renowned as the ‘home’ of delicious galbi (grilled beef ribs). Make sure to visit a restaurant nearby, and most of the time, it includes side dishes.


Attractions in Daegu:

Daegu Arboretum: The largest botanical garden with various plants and beautiful landscapes; the best place to have a leisure walk.


Donghwasa Temple: An ancient temple situated in Palgongsan Mountain, and from the mountain, we could see great scenic views, and the place is very calm. The temple houses a vast stone Buddha statue and several beautiful pavilions.


Seomun Market: One of Korea’s major traditional markets, in addition to providing an opportunity for you to buy something and taste the local delicacies. The market is also well known for its textile goods, traditional clothing, and street food.


Things to do in Daegu:

Visit the Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine. Enjoy walking along the busy streets of Dongseongro Endangered Fish: The Genome Research Foundation has been working to clone endangered fish species, such as Muksun, to enhance their populations on the planet. Follow this up with a hike on Palgongsan Mountain. Daegu is also renowned for its apples—arguably, the best in Korea. One should not pass by this city without partaking in one of its crisp apples or apple desserts.


Andong


Places of Interest:

Hahoe Folk Village: A UNESCO-registered World Heritage site that maintains the architecture and lifestyle during the Joseon Dynasty. The village boasts well-preserved houses, traditional mask dances, and pretty neighbors.

Andong Soju Museum: Researches the history and production process of Korean Traditional Distilled Liquor, listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage No. 86. The museum is a place for trying these liquors and seeing various artifacts about the drink.


Cultural significance:

Andong holds a center of cultural heritage where traditional festivals are held. One can get a traditional ceremony and feel folk performances in the folk village. Andong is also well known for jjimdak, a salty stew of chicken, vegetables, and soy-based sauce. The local specialty of Andong, thus, must not be taken lightly.


Attractions in Jeonju:

Jeonju Hanok Village -Consists of over 800 traditional Hanok houses with an excellent view of Korea’s past. There are cultural experiences conducted, such as the rental of hanbok and the conduct of conventional tea ceremonies.

Jeonju National Museum: Practically an epicenter of artifacts and exhibits related to history and culture from the Jeolla region.


Jeondong Catholic Church: A beautiful church, built in the early 20th century, displaying a mix of traditional Korean and Western architectural styles.

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