Myeongdong night market
The bustling street of Myeongdong.

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.

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The colorful houses in Gamcheon Culture Village, Busan
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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.

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Train from Incheon to Gimpo Aiport, from here you can take a flight to Jeju.

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.

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Jeju Airport | south korea 10 days itinerary

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.

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Delicious food at Seogwipo Maeil 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).

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South Korea itinerary 10 days — Day 2: Jeju

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Jeju Island.

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.

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Sunrise at Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
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Enjoy delicious black pork in Black Pork Street
Jeju black pig, which is smaller than other pig species, has a much more succulent texture and carries less of a pork stench.
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Jeju black pig, which is smaller than other pig species, has a much more succulent texture and carries less of a pork stench.
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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.

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Close to the sea, stunning view
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Sunset at Seongsan Peak

Evening: Come back Olle Market to eat and drink.

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Read more: Jeju travel blog (Jeju blog) — The fullest guide for a budget trip to Jeju island, South Korea.

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!

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Snowfall in Hallasan National Park

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).

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Myeongdong Street
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Myeongdong

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Many famous brand stores located at here.
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N Seoul tower
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Aerial view of Seoul from N Seoul Tower observatory

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In the evening, return to Myeongdong area for shopping and enjoy street food.

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Myeongdong night market

Myeongdong night market

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Myeongdong street food
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Hotel in Seoul: Small House Big Door Hotel, double room price $110/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

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Small House Big Door

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Korea 10 days trip — Day 4: Seoul

A very romantic scene in Bukchon's ancient village
A very romantic scene in Bukchon’s ancient village.

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.

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Small House Cafe in Bukchon Hanok.
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Traditional Hanbok
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Anicent Bukchon Village, Seoul.
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Lunch

Read more: Visiting Bukchon Village — One of the most beautiful villages in Seoul, South Korea.

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Changing of the guard ceremony at Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Changdeokgung

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!

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Ewha School
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Hongdae shopping
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Egg bread street food in Hongdae.

In the evening, return to Seoul Station for dinner.

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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.

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Digital Media City (DMC)
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Gwangjang Market | korea itinerary 10 days

Food at Gwangjang market

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Food stall at Gwangjang market
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Gwangjang night market, Seoul

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.

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Dongdaemun market
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Grilled Fish Street | south korea itinerary 10 days

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