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Suggested Itineraries

Suggested Itineraries

Tour of Heavenly Jeju Island

  • RegionJeju-do
  • Duration3 DAYS/2 NIGHT
Tour of Heavenly Jeju Island 【 Photo: Heavenly island, Jeju 】

OVERVIEW

Beautiful throughout the year, Jeju Island was designated as a Biosphere Reserve in 2002, a World Natural Heritage in 2007, and also appointed to the Global Geoparks Network in 2010. As the world’s first recipient of UNESCO’s Triple Crown, Jeju draws an increasing number of travelers every year.

For those who do not know where to start on planning their trip to Jeju, we recommend the following 3-day travel course.

* Some attractions subject to closure or limited entrance due to COVID-19. Please check before visiting.

  • Tip) Transportation in Jeju
    The public transportation in Jeju is not as well-developed as larger cities so traveling via bus will be quite inconvenient. We recommend renting a car.

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* Travel time estimated based on driving distance

Day 1

  • 19:00 AMHamdeok Beach

    210:30 AMManjanggul Cave

    312:00 PMWoljeongri Beach

    41:30 PMSeongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone

  • 53:00 PMSeopjikoji

    64:30 PMAqua Planet Jeju



9:00 AM, Refreshing stroll along Hamdeok Beach

  • 【 Photo: Hamdeok Beach 】

Start your journey by heading to the beautiful, emerald sea! Hamdeok Seoubong Beach is known for its fine sandy beach and clean shallow waters, attracting many family visitors. Also equipped with an arched bridge over black basalt and a long deck leading to the sea, the beach is a wonderful place to take in the blue waters of Jeju.

  • Hamdeok Seoubong Beach
    • Address: 519-10, Johamhaean-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
      (제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 조함해안로 519-10)
    • Driving distance: Approx. 40 min from Jeju International Airport

10:30 AM, Exploration of Manjanggul Cave

【 Photo: Manjanggul Cave 】

With a total length of 8,928 meters, Manjanggul Cave is the longest lava tube in the world. The cave is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage, as the shape and topography inside the cave are well preserved. There are three entrances to the cave, but visitors are only allowed to enter by the second entrance and see 1 kilometer of the tube.

There is an interesting variety of lava structures inside the cave. In particular, the 7.6-meter high lava column at the end of the section open to the public is known to be the largest in the world. Visitors are advised to bring a jacket as the temperature inside the cave ranges from 11 to 22℃ throughout the year, remaining its cool temperature even during the summer months.

  • Manjanggul Cave
    • Address: 182, Manjanggul-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
      (제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 만장굴길 182)
    • Driving distance: Approx. 40 min from Hamdeok Seoubong Beach
    • Operating hours: 09:00–18:00
      Last admission at 17:00 Closed on the first Wednesday of every month
    • Admission: Adults 4,000 won / Teenagers & Children 2,000 won Adults (ages 19 and older) / Teenagers & Children (ages 18 and younger)

12:00 PM, Lunch at a café on Woljeongri Beach

【 Photo: Scenes of Woljeongri Beach 】

Woljeongri Beach has a string of hip and trendy cafés along its shore, attracting many visitors. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch with a fabulous ocean view at one of the nearby cafés.

  • Woljeongri Beach
    • Address: 33-3, Woljeong-ri, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
      (제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 월정리 33-3)
    • Driving distance: Approx. 10 min from Manjanggul Cave

1:30 PM, Hike up Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak

【 Photo: Panoramic view of Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone 】
【 Photo: Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone 】

The 180-meter high Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak was originally a volcanic island, but became connected over time as sand and gravel accumulated in between the two islands. Only the western flank of this tuff cone is connected to the land, while the rest features precipitous cliffs rising straight out of the ocean. At the top of the peak is a huge crater, which is about 600 meters in diameter and 90 meters in height.

Seongsan means “fortress hill” in Korean and Ilchulbong means “sunrise peak.” As the name suggests, the peak is famous for its breathtaking sunrise views. It is approximately a 30-minute hike up to the top and many people come at predawn to experience a memorable sunrise.

    • Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
      • Address: 284-12, Ilchul-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
        (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 성산읍 일출로 284-12)
      • Driving distance: Approx. 30 min from Woljeongri Beach
      • Operating hours: October-February 07:30-19:00 (last admission 17:50) / March-September 07:00-20:00 (last admission 19:00) Closed on the first Monday of each month (Umutgae observatory & beach open all year round)
      • Admission: Adults 5,000 won / Teenagers & Children 2,500 won Adults (ages 19 and older) / Teenagers & Children (ages 18 and younger)

3:00 PM, Romantic coastal scenery at Seopjikoji

【 Photo: Seopjikoji 】

The word “koji” from Seopjikoji is Jeju dialect for a “cape” jutting out into the sea. The highlight of this attraction is the mesmerizing view of the shoreline in its entirety offered from the lighthouse at the end of the rock cliff. From here, you can also get an impressive view of Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone that stands in the distance beyond the rolling waves.

The cliff overlooks a column-shaped rock called Seonnyeobawi, literally translated as “fairy rock.” Legend has it that a son of the dragon king came here one day and fell in love with a fairy that came down from the heavens. While trying to follow the fairy, he angered the dragon king and was turned into a rock.

Seopjikoji frequently makes an appearance in Korean dramas and films, including the popular TV miniseries “All In (2003),” starring Song Hye-kyo and Lee Byung-hun.

  • Seopjikoji
    • Address: 107, Seopjikoji-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
      (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 성산읍 섭지코지로 107)
    • Driving distance: Approx. 15 min from Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone

4:30 PM, Aqua Planet Jeju

【 Photo: Main tank of Aqua Planet Jeju 】
  • 【 Photo: Dolphin performance 】
  • 【 Photo: Underwater tunnel 】

Aqua Planet Jeju is the largest aquarium in Korea and home to over 5,000 marine animals. In addition to observing the many types of fish, visitors can touch and feel some of the sea creatures at Touch Pool. They can also enjoy the aquarium’s diversely themed exhibition halls and programs, including ray feeding experience and presentations on ecology provided by professional aquarists.

A major attraction of the aquarium is the program titled “The Morning of Haenyeo.” At the main water tank, actual female divers, or haenyeo, dive in without the use of any special gear or tools to demonstrate the gathering of seafood. The 50-minute-long Ocean Arena Performance is also a big draw with its underwater show featuring popular marine animals.

  • Aqua Planet Jeju
    • Address: 95, Seopjikoji-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
      (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 성산읍 섭지코지로 95)
    • Driving distance: Approx. 3 min from Seopjikoji
    • Operating hours: 09:30-19:00 (Last ticketing at 18:00)
    • Admission: Adults 39,000 won / Teenagers & Senior citizens 37,300 won / Children 35,400 won Adults (ages 19-64) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 3-12) / Senior citizens (ages 65 and older) Free admission for children ages 2 and younger
    • Website: www.aquaplanet.co.kr (Korean, English)

Day 2

  • 19:00 AM Eco Land Theme Park

    212:00 PM Sangumburi Crater

    32:00 PM Oedolgae Rock

    44:00 PM Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff

9:00 AM, Eco Land Theme Park

【 Photo: Eco Land Theme Park train 】
【 Photo: Various scenes at Eco Land 】

Eco Land Theme Park offers a tour of the vast primeval Gotjawal Forest on a charming train. Gotjawal Forest is unique in the fact that it is the only place in the world to serve as a home to both tropical and polar plants.

The train departs from the entrance and makes stops at Eco-bridge Station, Lakeside Station, Picnic Garden Station and Lavender, Green Tea & Rose Garden Station. Each station offers different attractions that match the respective theme.

At Eco-Bridge Station awaits a 300-meter-long floating deck on the large lake. A walk here will feel like strolling on water. Lakeside Station presents an exotic landscape of green grassy lawns, windmills and an expedition ship. Meanwhile, Picnic Garden Station offers sights of the animals, insects and plants living in the mysterious Gotjawal Forest. There are also many restaurants and cafes in different corners of the theme park that serve as the perfect place for an early lunch.

  • Eco Land Theme Park
    • Address: 1278-169, Beonyeong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
      (제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 번영로 1278-169)
    • Driving distance: Approx. 45 min from Seopjikoji
    • Operating hours
      - November-February: First train 08:30 / Last train 16:30
      - March-October: First train 09:00 / Last train 17:00
      Train intervals: 7-12 minutes Last train departs 1 hour before closing
    • Admission: Adults 14,000 won / Teenagers 12,000 won / Children 10,000 won
      Adults (ages 19 and older) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 3-12) Free admission for children under age 3
    • Website: theme.ecolandjeju.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

12:00 PM, Sangumburi Crater

【 Photo: Sangumburi Crater 】

Sangumburi Crater is an unusually shaped volcanic cone with an enormous crater compared to the size of the mountain. The crater was once inhabited by humans and although entering the crater is now prohibited, it can be explored through the scenic telescopes installed on the observation deck. The scenic telescopes turn in three directions to view Sangumburi Crater, the ocean around Seongsan and the peak of Hallasan Mountain.

Surrounding Sangumburi Crater are vast fields covered with waves of silver grass. This beautiful landscape has made the area a popular filming location for multiple television dramas and movies. There are well-paved walking trails so travelers not fully equipped for hiking can still easily enjoy the view.

  • Sangumburi Crater
    • Address: 768, Bijarim-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
      (제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 비자림로 768)
    • Driving distance: Approx. 10 min from Eco Land Theme Park
    • Operating hours: March–October 09:00-18:40 / November–February 09:00-17:40
      Last admission 40 minutes before closing
    • Admission: Adults 6,000 won / Teenagers & Children 4,000 won
      Adults (ages 19 and older) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 4-12)
    • Website: www.sangumburi.net (Korean only)

2:00 PM, Stroll to Oedolgae Rock

【 Photo: Oedolgae Rock 】
【 Photo: Jeju Olle Trail Route 7 】

Located along Jeju Olle Trail Rout 7, Oedolgae Rock was formed of cooled lava. It rises up from the sea at a height of 20 meters. Like other unusually shaped rocks, Oedolgae carries with it a folk tale. The story told is that long ago, the wife of an old fisherman waited endlessly for her husband to return from sea until she turned to stone, Oedolgae. Later, the body of her husband washed up next to her and formed a flat rock.

  • Oedolgae Rock
    • Address: 791, Seohong-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
      (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 서홍동 791)
    • Driving distance: Approx. 50 min from Sangumburi Crater
    • Website: https://www.jejuolle.org/ (Korean, English)

4:00 PM, Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff

【 Photo: Scenic view of Jusangjeolli 】
  • 【 Photo: Photo: Amazing view of Jusangjeolli 】
  • 【 Photo: A couple walking along the trail 】

Jusangjeolli Cliff is made up of hexagonal or cubic stone pillars that formed when lava flowed into the sea, solidifying upon coming in contact with water. The columnar joints on the Jungmun Daepo coast are an impressive sight of pillar rock formations and create a splendid harmony of white waves hitting the black stone pillars.

After looking around Jusangjeolli Cliff, take the road leading to a park with a grove of palm trees. It is popular among visitors as a place to rest and walk in a calm and peaceful setting.

  • Jusangjeolli Cliff
    • Address: 36-30, Ieodo-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
      (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 이어도로 36-30)
    • Driving distance: Approx. 25 min from Oedolgae Rock
    • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 Subject to change depending on the time of sunset
    • Admission: Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers & Children 1,000 won Adults (ages 19 and older) / Teenagers (ages 18 and younger)

Day 3

  • 110:00 AMO’sulloc Museum

    21:00 PMJeju Dongmun Traditional Market



10:00 AM, O’sulloc Museum

【 Photo: O’sulloc Museum’s green tea fields 】
  • 【 Photo: Tea cups on display at O’sulloc Museum 】
  • 【 Photo: Green tea desserts available at the café 】

O’sulloc Tea Museum is the first and the largest tea museum in Korea. In addition to featuring the history of tea, the museum exhibits Korea’s old tea vessels and utensils along with tea cups from around the world, providing a wide range of information on tea. At the tea shop, you can purchase quality green tea, as well as various assortments of blended tea that make for great gifts. At the tea house, you can enjoy a tea break with savory desserts, such as ice cream, beverages and pastries that are all made with green tea.

The museum is equipped with an observatory overlooking Hallasan Mountain and the vast expanse of green tea fields. There is also a pond and a walking trail in the garden area surrounding the museum building.

  • O’sulloc Tea Museum
    • Address: 15, Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
      (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 안덕면 신화역사로 15)
    • Driving distance: Approx. 24 min from Jusangjeolli Cliff
    • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 Closes at 19:00 during summer season
    • Website: www.osulloc.com (Korean, English, Chinese)

1:00 PM, Souvenir shopping at Jeju Dongmun Traditional Market

【 Photo: Dongmun Market entrance 】
【 Photo: Jeju specialties sold at Dongmun Market 】

Dongmun Market is one of the major traditional markets of Jeju that holds a historical significance. The market was first established soon after the liberation of Korea in August 1945. At that time, it was the only permanently established market in Jeju and quickly became the center of all commercial activities on the island.

Items sold in this market include fruits, vegetables, medicinal herbs, grain, and clothing, as well as a variety of Jeju specialties and travel souvenirs. It is also a fun experience for market visitors to taste the various delicacies unique to Jeju, including bingtteok (Jeju-style buckwheat pancake), omega tteok (millet ball rice cake), hallabong (a type of tangerine) juice, and more.

  • Jeju Dongmun Traditional Market
    • Address: 20, Gwandeok-ro14-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
      (제주특별자치도 제주시 학동로14길 20)
    • Driving distance: Approx. 55 min from O’sulloc Tea Museum
    • Operating hours: 08:00-21:00 Closed on day of Seollal (New Years) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)

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