In general, South Korea does not have too many tourist destinations like Thailand or Taiwan, but with some key destinations such as Jeju, Seoul or Busan, a trip to South Korea to feel about the land of Kim Chi also takes you quite a lot of time. In this article, I will share my field trip in Korea, the time is not too long, but I think it is just enough to experience this beautiful country. So, how many days in South Korea is enough? Let’s check it out our suggested South Korea travel itinerary for 10 days (South Korea 10 day itinerary, South Korea 10 days itinerary, South Korea itinerary 10 days) with the details of Korea trip itinerary from best places to visit, where to stay, top things to do on how to spend 10 days in Korea (Korea 10 days trip, 10 days in South Korea) perfectly below.
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The trip lasted for 10 days and 9 nights, during which I spent 5 days in Seoul, 3 days in Jeju and 2 days in Busan – the southern coastal city of Korea. With this Korea 10 days trip (South Korea 10 day itinerary), I have tried to arrange the most logical way, saving costs (with a Korea budget travel itinerary) and still being able to maximum experience the most beautiful places, services and culture here.
10 days in Korea — Day 1: Hanoi – Jeju
The flight from Hanoi to Seoul at 8AM, we took the All Stop Train from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport to take the flight to Jeju, which took 1 hour.
After landing at Jeju Airport, we take AJ Rent-a-car‘s free bus to their headquarters to get the car that we have booked online before. A Kia-morning car but very interested, super cheap rental price is KRW 38.000 (USD 33.55) / 2 days, add insurance (optional), total KRW 54.000 for 2 days on the island, awesome.
Then go to the center for lunch and go to my hotel. My hotel is located in Seoqwipo area far from the airport but close to tourist spots. Checked-in at the hotel and visit some nearby spots like Cheonjiyeon waterfall, Jeongbang. Dinner at Seogwipo Olle Market.
Seogwipo Hotel in Jeju: Yeon Hotel (Address: Soldongsan-ro22beon-gil, Seogwi-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju-do, South Korea), 3-star hotel, good reviews and room rates $110/2 nights. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
South Korea itinerary 10 days — Day 2: Jeju
Morning: Get up early from 5am, drive up to Seongsan peak to see the sunrise, then go through the sights like Sangumburi, Dokkaebi Park, Yongduam rock beach. Lunch with black pork, famous food in Jeju in Black Pork Street.
Afternoon: Visit the famous and super beautiful Bomnal cafe in Jeju, then visit the Hello Kitty museum and finally go to watch sunset at Songak-san peak.
Evening: Come back Olle Market to eat and drink.
South Korea 10 days itinerary — Day 3: Jeju – Seoul
In the morning, check out and go to the airport. On the way to follow Hallasan National Park, suddenly met the beautiful snowfall in the mountains!
In the early afternoon, arrive Seoul, checked-in at my hotel and hang out around Myeongdong nearby. Myeongdong walk zone mainly to see cosmetics, clothes and street food. From Myeongdong walk to the cable car station to reach Namsan Tower (N Seoul Tower).
In the evening, return to Myeongdong area for shopping and enjoy street food.
Korea 10 days trip — Day 4: Seoul
In the morning, visit the ancient village of Bukchon Hanok, the palaces in Seoul such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon. Lunch near Bukchon ancient village.
In the afternoon, take a subway to Ewha Womans University, then continue to Hongdae area. This area is not as luxurious as it is in Myeongdong but it is also very bustling, many shops and beautiful girls and boys!
In the evening, return to Seoul Station for dinner.
The 2nd hotel in Seoul: Twincity Namsan Residence, priced at $215/2 nights, staying up to 4 people.
Korea budget travel itinerary — Day 4: Seoul
In the morning explore Digital Media City (DMC), then wander back to Gwangjang market for lunch.
In the noon, walk through the nearby Grilled Fish Street at Dongdaemun Market, then go up to visit the village of Ihwa Mural and Naksan Park. In the afternoon, stroll along the Cheonggyecheon stream, visit Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) and eat street food, watch outdoor music performance right near DDP.