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Holidays in South Korea

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Top hotels in South Korea

Lotte Hotel Jeju
Lotte Hotel Jeju
5 out of 5
35, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$559 per night from 21 Nov. to 22 Nov.
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,276 reviews)

"Good place to stay with family (specially for kids)"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2020

Lotte Hotel Jeju
Skybay Hotel Gyeongpo
Skybay Hotel Gyeongpo
4 out of 5
476 Haean-ro, Gangneung
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$131 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.1/5Very Good! (1,525 reviews)

"Thanks to the hotel and the stuff for best vacation ever) the view is amazing, hotel is clean & nice, people are really friendly~"…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2020

Skybay Hotel Gyeongpo
St. John's Hotel
St. John's Hotel
4 out of 5
307, Changhae-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangneung, Gangwon
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$116 per night from 3 Nov. to 4 Nov.
3.9/5Good! (1,858 reviews)

"What a huge hotel nearby a sea??? It was a stunning hotel."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2020

St. John's Hotel
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South Korea Holiday

Tour this country that charms with its culture, heritage and diverse landscapes. Visit ancient temples, explore dense rainforests and relax on tranquil beaches. With forested mountains, ancient temples, traditional villages and large modern cities, South Korea fascinates visitors with its diversity. Shop in designer boutiques, travel through underground caves, drink tea with the locals and embark on mountain hikes. 

Seoul straddles the Han River and is surrounded by mountains. The country’s business, cultural and economic hub has been South Korea’s capital for more than 600 years. Well-preserved ancient palaces, temples, shrines and monuments stand alongside modern skyscrapers, mega shopping malls and entertainment complexes. 

Explore the many historic sights of this modern city. Tour the 14th-century palaces of Gyeongbok Palace  and Changdeok Palace. The Great South Gate is one of the main gates of the old city. Shop for handcrafted souvenirs and antiques on the streets of Insadong. Enjoy a steaming mug of omija cha in one of the neighbourhood’s traditional tearooms. Browse upmarket boutiques in Gangnam, the district made famous by the global hit song, Gangnam Style. Dine in European-style cafés and restaurants serving Asian cuisine in the Samcheong-dong district.

Seorak-san National Park is a vast protected area of mountains, forests, beaches and temples, a 3-hour drive from Seoul. Hike on trails that take from under an hour to three days to complete. Look for the park’s wildlife, such as the long-tailed goral and musk deer. Relax in the therapeutic waters of Osaek Hot Springs.

Visit Busan, the country’s second-largest city, to sunbathe on its beaches. Go on a guided tour of the Demilitarized Zone, the fortified border between North and South Korea. Venture through lava tubes in the volcanic Jeju Island’s caves formed by flowing lava.

Although South Korea has airports in several cities, most international flights arrive at Seoul’s Incheon Airport. To get between cities, use the efficient and extensive bus and train networks. Some major cities have metro and light rail systems. Alternatively, rent a car.

With great natural diversity, modern cities and a rich culture and history, South Korea offers the traveller numerous choices.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in South Korea?
A: Rent a car travel around like a local, not a tourist. Jump into the driver’s seat and discover what Seoul and Incheon have to offer, from great attractions to off-the-beaten-path treasures. Your own set of wheels is also a must if you plan to road trip around the region of Gyeonggi or farther afield. Cheap Car Hire in South Korea? We’ve got you covered.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to South Korea?
A: There are a number of airports that service flights to and from South Korea. Start your unforgettable escape from one of these top international terminals:
  • Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.): 15,042 international flights per month.
  • Busan (PUS-Gimhae): 2,372 international flights per month.
  • Seoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.): 834 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to South Korea?
A: Zip up your suitcase and make yourself comfortable at one of the terrific hotels. They’re one of the most frequently booked accommodation. Pensions, guest houses and hostels are also easy to find in South Korea.
Q: What does a South Korea holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: It’s entirely your choice. Combine flights, hotels and cars, or simply select one option. You can also add some amazing attractions and experiences to your travel itinerary. Whatever you’re hoping for, we can help you plan a holiday in South Korea that works for you.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to South Korea?
A: Did you know Expedia offers discounts just for bundling your Flights, Hotels, Activities and more? Piece together your dream getaway and discover just how much you can save by booking a package. So what are you waiting for? South Korea is ready and waiting.
Q: What are the best things to do in South Korea?
A: To start, you could visit Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and Gyeongbok Palace. If you’re extending your stay in Seoul for an extra day or two, COEX Convention and Exhibition Centre is another traveller favourite. If Incheon is your next port of call, you’ll also want to tick off Songdo Central Park, Incheon Bridge and Hyundai Premium Outlet Songdo. Or, for some new experiences, find out why Seomun Market, Kyungpook National University and Apsan Park are well-liked attractions for those travelling to Daegu.