17 days in Seoul, Busan & Tokyo Itinerary

17 days in Seoul, Busan & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  11 h 30 min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  12 h
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Namdaemun Market, Cheonggyecheon Stream, N Seoul Tower, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun) and Manhae Han Young Un Simujang. Step out of Seoul with an excursion to Korea National Arboretum in Pocheon--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Banpo Hangang Park, examine the collection at Love Museum, admire the masterpieces at Seoul Museum of Art, and browse the range of quality goods at Migliore Dongdaemun Shop.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seoul online route planner.

London, UK to Seoul is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Seoul is 9 hours. In May, Seoul is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Korea National Arboretum
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Insadong ©
Insadong

2
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Plan a Busan trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Busan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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5
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Busan to Tokyo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Tokyo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will leave for Seoul on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

5
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
Lotte World has been added to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seoul itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Seoul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks
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Lotte World ©
Lotte World

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