40 days in Seoul, Jeju & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

40 days in Seoul, Jeju & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
2
Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 24 nights

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.
You've added Sealala, Museum Kimchikan, Coex Aquarium, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, explore the world behind art at Seoul Arts Center, brush up on your military savvy at The War Memorial of Korea, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Myeong-dong Cathedral.

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Sydney, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Seoul to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

2
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museum of Sex and Health, Jeongbang Waterfall, Manjanggul Cave, and other attractions. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Cheonjiyeon Falls & Seongsan Ilchulbong).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jeju trip planner.

Getting from Seoul to Jeju by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

7
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and Nami Island (in Chuncheon). See even more of Seoul: admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea, and stop by Insadong.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seoul day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, Nami Island
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Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park
Lotte World ©
Lotte World

24
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bien Hoa (Buu Long Mountain & Long Thanh Golf Club), Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy (in Thuan An) and Hoi Khanh Pagoda (in Thu Dau Mot). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, explore the galleries of The Independence Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip tool.

You can fly from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in January, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bien Hoa, Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy, Hoi Khanh Pagoda, Vinh Trang Pagoda
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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