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The colorful houses in Gamcheon Culture Village, Busan

The city of Busan, South Korea is not only famous for having bustling neighborhoods or luxurious department stores, but also known for possessing beautiful beaches, Samnak cherry blossom festival and colorful international fireworks festival which takes place in October annually (remember to book your accommodation in advance because it is only held for one day, so a lot of tourists and professional photographers come and gather in Busan on that day). Back to our Busan self-planned itinerary, this time, Living Nomads will design a ‘dedicated plan’ to take you around the city of Busan in 4 days and 3 nights. So, what to do in Busan in 4 days? Let’s check it out our Busan trip itinerary (Busan travel itinerary) blog with the suggested a self-planned Busan itinerary 4 days (Busan 4 days itinerary, Busan 4D3N itinerary) on how to spend 4 days in Busan perfectly with Living Nomads below.

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Busan, a bustling city of South Korea
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A beautiful boat wharf with the city view on the background

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Bustling shopping neighborhoods
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Busan is famous for the cherry blossom festival in Daejeo Park in the spring.
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Haeundae Beach in Busan, one of the best beaches in South Korea
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Haedong Yonggungsa Temple at sunset, one of the best temples in South Korea

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Colorful houses in Gamcheon Culture Village
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Busan Taejongdae Park Rocky Cliff.
Koreans eating at street food stalls in the Sonmyon district of Pusan (Busan
Koreans people and tourists eating at street food stalls at night in the Sonmyon district of Busan

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This coastal city is famous for its seafood dishes, especially grilled seafood.
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Street food in BIFF Square, Busan
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Sundae – Pig’s Blood Stuffed in Pig Intestine, a food you have to try in Busan.
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International Fireworks Festival held in October annually

4 DAY IN BUSAN — DAY 1: GIMHAE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT → SEOMYEON SHOPPING CENTER

STOP #1: SEOMYEON SHOPPING CENTER (서면 지하도상가)

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Seomyeon Shopping Center also has an enormous underground shopping area.

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Photo: busan 4d3n itinerary blog.
Busan self-planned itinerary
Seomyeon underground shopping mall

When coming here, you should be careful not to get lost along the numerous restaurants and shops, fashion clothing stores of all kinds and styles and unbelievable inexpensive sale-off cosmetics such as buy one get one free and 50% off from the posted price etc. All of this attracts customers, making them keep on walking around Seomyeon without even finding a way out.

Busan self-planned itinerary

Busan self-planned itinerary
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  • Address: Jungang-daero, Bujeon-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan (Map location: 35.157772, 129.060055)
  • Transportation: Metro line number 1.2, Seomyeon Station
    Operating hours: 10:00 A.M. – 10:30 P.M.
  • Time spent: 4 hours

BUSAN ITINERARY 4 DAYS — DAY 2: IGIDAE COASTAL WALK → HAEUNDAE BEACH → TRADITIONAL SAUNA → ENJOY THE NIGHTVIEW OF GWANGALLI SEA

STOP #1: IGIDAE COASTAL WALK (이기대)

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Foto by: busan travel itinerary blog.

Igidae is a national park that runs along the east coast of Jeongsan-bong. Along the 2km coastline are natural stones of unique shapes. If looking at them closely, you can see dinosaur footprints.

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Foto: busan trip itinerary blog.

Busan self-planned itinerary

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Image by: busan itinerary 4 days blog.

This is also a famous fishing place of Busan and a lot of fishermen come here to fish for hours to admire the nature and fulfill their passion for fishing.

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Image by: busan itinerary 4 days blog.

Busan self-planned itinerary

Busan self-planned itinerary
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Busan self-planned itinerary

  • Address: 105-20 Igidaegongwon-ro, Yongho sam-dong, Nam-gu, Busan (Map location: 35.124144, 129.112481)
  • Transportation: Metro line number 3 Kyungsung University, Pukyong National University Station exit 3.5, then transfer to bus number 20, 22, 131 to Igidae National Park Station
  • Time spent: 3 hours

STOP #2: HAEUNDAE BEACH (해운대해수욕장)

Haeundae Beach in Busan
Haeundae Beach in Busan

When coming to Busan, it is a must to visit Haeundae Beach where lies a long and white sandy beach with turquoise sea water.

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A cool photo at Haeundae Beach
A cool photo at Haeundae Beach

Haeundae

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Haeundae Beach the Most Gorgeous Beach Of South Korea
Haeundae Beach the Most Gorgeous Beach Of South Korea

Every year as the summer approaches, the Koreans from all regions come to Haeundae for excursions and having a vibrant summer holiday. In addition are the outdoors activities and interesting festivals that take place throughout the year, especially the huge and exotic sand festival only available in Haeundae.

Haeundae Beach, Korea

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Late afternoon sunlight on Haeundae beach Busan South Korea
Late afternoon sunlight on Haeundae beach Busan. Photo: busan 4d3n itinerary blog.
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Beautiful sunset and the lighthouse

Haeundae Beach, Korea

Sunset View At Haeundae Beach
Sunset View At Haeundae Beach
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  • Address: 1015 Haeundae, Jung 1 (il) -dong, Busan (Map location: 35.159329, 129.158547)
  • Transportation: Metro line number 2, Haeundae Station, exit 3.5, walk for about 10 minutes
  • Time spent: 4 hours

STOP #3: TRADITIONAL SAUNA (한증막)

Inside a hot sauna in a Korean jjimjilbang
Inside a hot sauna in a Korean jjimjilbang

Perhaps K-drama (Korean TV series) and reality TV show fans are no strangers to this place – Sauna and Jjimjilbang are Korean ‘relaxing specialties’.

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Traditional Korean sauna

Busan self-planned itinerary

Busan self-planned itinerary
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Busan self-planned itinerary

Busan self-planned itinerary
Jjimjilbang at Spa Land

Busan self-planned itinerary

Coming to Korea, you definitely have to find a sauna to enjoy the experience. Here’s a recommendation to you all: the Spa Land sauna house is the place where Running Man members used to record their thrilling race in Busan.

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Spa Land, one of the top places to experience traditional sauna in Busan

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Busan self-planned itinerary

Busan self-planned itinerary
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Busan self-planned itinerary

  • Address: Centumnam-daero, U-dong, Haeundae, Busan (Map location: 35.168913, 129.131669)
  • Transportation: Metro line number 2, Centum City Station, go through the tunnel that connects directly to Shinsegae Centum City Dept. Store
  • Time spent: 2.5 hours

STOP #4: ENJOY THE NIGHTVIEW OF GWANGALLI SEA (광안리해수욕장)

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Gwangalli is definitely the place to see the most beautiful sea of Busan at night with the magnificent backlit Gwangan Bridge and bustling shops. You can also enjoy fresh caught seafood with affordable price.

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Gwangalli Beach
Gwangalli Beach
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Sipping a coffee cup and enjnoy the view of the beach
Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington
Kent Hotel Gwangalli by Kensington at Gwangalli beach. Foto: busan trip itinerary blog.

With the sea slope of 15 degrees and an average depth of 15 meters, Gwangalli Beach is an ideal place for anyone interested in water sports.

Busan self-planned itinerary

Busan self-planned itinerary

More restfully, you can choose to walk around the city and admire the nightview of Busan on the city bus, which is also a really wonderful and amazing experience.

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Busan city bus tour
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Busan nightview
  • Address: 219 Gwangan haebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan
  • Transportation: Metro line number 2, stop at Gwangan Station, exit 3 or 5, walk for 10 minutes
  • Time spent: 2 hours

BUSAN 4D3N ITINERARY — DAY 3: GAMCHEON CULTURAL VILLAGE → TAEJONGDAE PARK → JAGALCHI SEAFOOD MARKET → NAMPODONG NEIGHBORHOOD → YONGDUSAN PARK

STOP #1: GAMCHEON CULTURAL VILLAGE (감천문화마을)

Gamcheon Culture Village Busans Hidden Gem
Gamcheon Culture Village

Gamcheon Cultural Village is a colorful hightlight of Busan City. With the simile of Lego Village, there are a series of small houses lined up on the hill and painted in striking colors.

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Gamcheon Culture Village Busans Hidden Gem
Colorful houses in Gamcheon Village

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