Pre-trip InformationFlightWe took the first-ever direct flight from Singapore to Busan (since the pandemic) via Jeju Air! To ensure we could spend our first day to the fullest, we boarded a red-eye flight and landed in Busan in the early morning 🤩Entry requirements
- Seomyeon: Central location in Busan with plenty of shopping
- Nampo: Near halal food and markets
- Haeundae: Near nature attractions
Day 1: BusanLunch at Goma Daegutang (고마대구탕)After checking into your hotel, it’s time for food! Daegutang, or cod fish stew, is a warm and refreshing dish, fit for the first meal in Busan 😋 Served with radish and scallions added to the light and milky broth, it’ll give you lots of energy for exploring your first day. If you’re a spice lover, request for daegu maeuntang instead! 😍Halal status: Seafood-only restaurant. No alcohol or animal derivatives were used in the preparation of the soup. Please also note that alcoholic beverages may be served here. We recommend that you dine at your discretion. Price: From KRW10,000 Address: 127, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM-9PMInstagram location tag | Info from KTO’s websiteExperience a healing time at Museum 1
Day 2: BusanWitness Busan’s iconic landmarks 86m above sea levelWe’re starting the day bright and early with a picturesque cable car ride at Busan Air Cruise! This 8-minute ride offers a stunning view of Busan’s landmarks from all sides, such as Songdo Beach! Be sure to take the Crystal Cabin for an enhanced experience 😉
Day 3: BusanSip on coffee at the highest Starbucks in the worldIt’s not every day that you get to sip coffee from the tallest Starbucks in the world 😱Busan x The Sky opened during the pandemic, meaning it’s an attraction not to be missed for both new and seasoned travellers to Busan! With unparalleled views of Busan from the 100th floor, it's the second tallest building in South Korea. Besides the attractions' sights and art installations, it also houses the highest Starbucks in the world! 🤩Admission: From KRW27,000 for adults Address: 30, Dalmaji-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Middle East) L City Landmark Tower-dong, Busan X the Sky 100F Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-9PMWebsite* | Instagram | Booking Information (also available on major ticketing sites)Lunch at Wonjo Halmae Bokguk (원조할매복국)This bokguk (pufferfish soup) restaurant has been running for 50 years, managed by at least 2 generations! It’s famously known for its delicious bokguk which comes in various forms: clear broth style, in a porridge, steamed, braised, and even bulgogi-style pufferfish. You probably don’t get to try pufferfish every day, so this is worth a try! 🤤Halal status: Seafood-only restaurant. Please also note that alcoholic beverages may be served here, we recommend that you dine at your own discretion. Price: From KRW9,000 Address: 1, Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM-9PMInstagram location tag | Info from KTO’s websiteHave a Studio Ghibli moment while on the Haeundae Blueline Park trainJust a few minutes' walk from Busan x The Sky and Wonjo Halmae Bokguk, the Haeundae Blueline Park is a newly opened attraction popular with locals and tourists! For 25 minutes, this attraction boasts dazzling views of Busan’s coastline, making you feel like you’re in a Studio Ghibli film 😍With two types of trains to choose from (Beach Train or Sky Capsule), we recommend boarding the train from Mipo Station and alighting at Cheongsapo Daritdol Observatory to take in the view from the Daritdol Skywalk, which has a transparent glass floor. You can then continue on a 20-min stroll by the seaside along the train tracks to Songjeong Station. Admission: From KRW7,000 for adults Address: 13 Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea Opening hours: Open daily; 9:30AM-8:30PMWebsite* | Instagram | Booking Information (also available on major ticketing sites)Let’s go surfin’ at Songjeong BeachKnown for its surfing culture, Songjeong Beach is just a three-minute walk away from Songjeong Station. Its shallow waters and temperature make it the best condition for surfing, so you will see many surf shops along the shore 😉If you have always wanted to try surfing, Surfholic offers surfing classes for beginners, which is also available in English! After a two-hour lesson priced at KRW65,000, you’re free to surf the whole day. But if surfing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of cafes for you to visit and sip on a yummy drink while watching the world go by 😌Address: 62, Songjeonghaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea Opening hours: Open daily; 24hrsUpdate your social media feed at Ananti Cove’s “Cabine de Poisson”
Day 4: Busan/JejuWhip up a Korean meal at Busan Cooking Class
- Jeju has a reliable public transport system which is largely accessible via the city bus, tourist shuttle bus and airport limousine.
- However, renting a car or hiring a private-hire driver to explore the island is still the most convenient.
- Jeju City: This is the best place to stay if you’re looking for an area that’s most accessible to public transportation! The airport is also located here, so you won’t have to travel far when you land.
- Seogwipo: Also known as the second largest city in Jeju, Seogwipo is located nearby many of Jeju’s nature attractions!
- Aewol: Aewol is famous for its cafes, beautiful sea views and beaches.