Jeju Island, South Korea
Jeju Island is an incredibly unique location. If you love nature then this is the place for you. A UNESCO world heritage site and one of the new 7 natural wonders of the world, Jeju Island is a must-see.
You could spend 10-14 days in Jeju exploring every nook and cranny. For most people it isn’t realistic to stay in one place for so long. If planned right, a long weekend is a definite possibility. Jeju also combines well with Seoul as it creates a good mix of busy-city and laid-back beach life. The below itineraries are sure to hit all of the best parts of Jeju without any of the cheesy tourist traps.
5 days in Jeju Island
- This 5 Days In Jeju Island Itinerary will help you hit all the best sites. It is no-nonsense and non-stop and it gets the job done. The incredible natural landscapes won’t disappoint.
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Sites & Wonders
Do your research and choose your sites wisely. Between beaches, volcanoes, temples, waterfalls, caves and hexagonal rock formations you have a lot to choose from. This destination truly does have something for everyone. If you truly want to get the most out of your trip I would recommend you rent a car. In a rental you will be able to traverse the island easily and quickly so as to make the most of what time you do have here.
- Seogwipo & The Southern Sites: Jeju Island South is full of the best natural wonders that Jeju Island is most well-known for. Seogwipo will be your base as you explore temples, hexagonal rock formations and waterfalls!
- Mount Hallasan: Mount Hallasan is the volcano that sits in the middle of Jeju Island and is the tallest mountain in Korea. Sometimes advertised as a nice day hike I am here to tell you to prepare for a long day. If you want to reach the crater at the top, choose from only 2 trails and pack your hiking gear.
- Exploring The East Coast: The Jeju Island East Coast is full of incredible sites including white sand beaches, cypress trees, volcanoes and an incredible lave cave system.