32 days in South Korea & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

32 days in South Korea & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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32 days in South Korea & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + train:  16​h 30​min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Yongin, South Korea
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Icheon, South Korea
— 2 nights
KTX:  2​h 30​min
5
Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
6
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 14 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lotte Department Store Main. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Noryangjin Fish Market. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, take a stroll through Itaewon, and browse the range of quality goods at Shinsegae Dept. Store Main.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seoul road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, car, and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Seoul, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Seoul is a bit warmer than Toronto - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. You will leave for Yongin on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Namdaemun Market ©
Namdaemun Market
Itaewon ©
Itaewon

1
day
Yongin, South Korea

Yongin ©
Located within the capital's urban sprawl, Yongin stands as a city in its own right, but has come to be considered a suburb of Seoul.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Everland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Everland.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Yongin trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Seoul to Yongin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Yongin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Yongin

Theme Parks
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Everland ©
Everland

2
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lotte World Tower & Mall, Aquarium 63 SeaWorld, Poopoo Land, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Seodaemun Prison History Hall, get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, then admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, then see the interesting displays at Museum Kimchikan, and finally see the interesting displays at Poopoo Land. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Namsangol Hanok Village, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium 63 SeaWorld, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lotte World Tower & Mall, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Starfield COEX Mall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yongin to Seoul takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Icheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Namsangol Hanok Village ©
Namsangol Hanok Village

2
nights
Icheon, South Korea

Icheon
To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Icheon trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Seoul to Icheon with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Icheon

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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2
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You've now added Gukje Market to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, and snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Icheon to Busan. April in Busan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium
Jagalchi Market ©
Jagalchi Market
Gukje Market ©
Gukje Market

4
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
Explore Seoul further: take in the spiritual surroundings of Myeong-dong Cathedral and buy something for everyone on your list at Dongdaemun Shopping Complex.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip maker .

Fly from Busan to Seoul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping Historic Sites
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Dongdaemun Shopping Complex ©
Dongdaemun Shopping Complex
Myeong-dong Cathedral ©
Myeong-dong Cathedral

14
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dai Nam Zoo, Binh Tay Market, SC Vivocity, and other attractions you added. Popular historic sites such as Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and The Independence Palace are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Huyen Sy, walk around Turtle Lake, and make a trip to Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Seoul in April, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be much warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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