Day 1-2: Busan
Arrive at Gimhae International Airport and spend the first two days of your trip discovering Busan. Swimmers and seafarers will love the city’s numerous beaches, such as Haeundae, Dadaepo, and Gwangali, while shoppers will want to explore Nampodong and Seomyeon. Social media-savvy travelers won’t be able to resist posting pictures of the art and architecture of Gamcheon Cultural Village.
Day 3: Gyeongju
One of the most picturesque cities in South Korea, Gyeongju is famous for its historical landmarks, temples, and landscapes. Dongguan Palace and Anapji Pond are the must-see destinations in this city, through Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple, home to a Japanese-style pagoda called Dabotap, are also worth a visit. If the weather is rainy or you would prefer a day inside, the Gyeongju National Museum has various exhibits related to the history of Korea and other Asian countries. Spend the night in Gyeongju.
Day 4-5: Gwangju
In the morning, take a bus or a train to Gwangju, the largest city in the Jeollanamdo province and the site of infamous political demonstrations during the 1980s. Today, Gwangju is known for its art scene, numerous museums, and memorials dedicated to the political uprisings of the past. Spend a leisurely two days in Gwangju—or take a brief detour to a nearby city like Jeonju, Suncheon, or Mokpo.
Day 6: Boseong
In the morning, take a bus from Gwangju to the rural town of Boseong. Boseong is famous for its green tea plantations, and every year the town hosts a festival celebrating its main crop. Enjoy different types of green tea and snacks such as ice cream or cookies, while learning about how the tea is grown and harvested. Take a bus back to Busan for your final day in Korea.
Day 7: Busan
Spend a final day on the beach or buying souvenirs. Take the subway to Gimhae International Airport for your flight home.