13 days in South Korea & Hargeysa Itinerary

13 days in South Korea & Hargeysa Itinerary

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Start: Seoul, South Korea
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Subway:  3 h
2
Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 30 min
3
Hargeysa, Somalia
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
4
Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h
End: Seoul, South Korea

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get great views at N Seoul Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seoul journey builder app.

If you are flying in from Palestinian Territories, the closest major aiports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513). In May, daytime highs in Seoul are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hwaseong Fortress
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

1
night
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, and finally stroll around Yongdusan Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and subway from Seoul to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Busan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hargeysa.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

2
nights
Hargeysa, Somalia

Hargeysa ©
A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of MiG Jet, then get outside with Laas Geel, and then pick up some local products at Livestock Market. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Independence Monument and then browse the different shops at Dahabshiil Business Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hargeysa vacation maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Busan to Hargeysa. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Busan to Hargeysa. When traveling from Busan in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hargeysa, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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Livestock Market ©
Livestock Market
Laas Geel ©
Laas Geel
Saryan Museum ©
Saryan Museum

2
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, don't miss a visit to Gueomri Stone Salt Farm, then take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Neobeunsungi April 3rd Incident Memorial Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Jeongbang Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Cheonjiyeon Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road).

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Jeju trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Hargeysa to Jeju with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Hargeysa to Jeju. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Jeongbang Waterfall ©
Jeongbang Waterfall

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