Busan Itinerary, Accommodation & Expenses for 2 Days

BUSAN itinerary

Busan Itinerary

Busan is the second largest city in Korea. Visiting it for the first time made an impression on me, that it is a more laid-back city compared to Seoul. Nevertheless, it was a great experience. There are tons of things to do, as well as eat. So here’s how we choose to spend our time in this beautiful place.

We took the earliest KTX train from Seoul Station to Busan. We left Seoul at 5:15 AM and arrived at 7:51 AM. The plan was to spend a day and a half, then return to Seoul the next day. Pretty short trip to cover all the beautiful attractions in Busan, but still enough to explore some of it and experience South Korea in a more local environment.

This Busan itinerary makes the most of our 2 days in the prized port city of the Land of the Morning Calm. 

Where to stay in Busan?

We stayed at Geonhee guesthouse located at Yeonje-gu, Busan.

You can also find hotels within the area and use AGODA. (This booking tool is the one I am using because of the great discount prices.)

How to go to Busan?
Read here: Train to Busan from Seoul – KTX (Bullet Train)

BUSAN ITINERARY

Day 1:

Oryukdo Skywalk (오륙도 스카이워크

Oryukdo Skywalk’s shape resembles a saddle. It stands 35-meter-high coastal cliff. The 15-meter glass bridge is comprised of 24 glass plates that are shaped like a horse’s hoof. The bottom of the glass was produced with four attached 12-millimeter glass pieces coated with a bulletproof film that has a thickness of 55.49 millimeters making it safe for visitors.

Operating Hours
09:00-18:00 (Last admission 17:50)
Holiday operating hours: 12:00-18:00

Admission Fee: FREE
How to go?
Bus 27 from Busan Station
Stop at Oryukdo (the last stop)
Bus Fare is 1,200 won (I used my T-money card that I purchased at Incheon Airport)

Oryukdo Skywalk
Oryukdo Skywalk (오륙도 스카이워크)

Haedong Yonggung Temple

This temple is one of the major tourist spots in Busan. It’s so unique as it is built beside the sea. Locals and tourists visit this place believing that praying here ensures their wishes come true. And like most attractions in South Korea, there are street foods within the vicinity.

Operating Hours: 5:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Admission Fees: FREE
How to go?
Take the subway – Busan Subway Line 2 to Haeundae Station.
Once you alight from Haeundae Station, go to Exit 7.
Walk straight and find the nearest bus stop.
Look for bus 181.
Stop at Yonggungsa Temple Bus Stop
You will see a large stone sign for the Temple right before the stop to get off.

Busan Itinerary
Haedong Yonggung Temple

FIGHT FOR MY WAY – NAMIL VILLA / HANSUNG APARTMENT

Our Busan experience will never be complete without visiting at least one Korean drama filming location. We choose to go to the stairs from the Korean Drama Fight for My Way.

How to got? Read Here: [FILMING LOCATION] FIGHT FOR MY WAY – Namil Villa / Hansung Apartment Guide

Namil Villa
Fight for My Way Namil Villa

Haeundae Beach (해운대해수욕장)

Haeundae Beach is the most famous beach in Busan. We went to this beach during winter and I’m surprised to see a lot of people still enjoying their time here. In front of the beach are these beautiful skyscrapers.

Operating Hours: 09:00-18:00
Admission Fees: FREE
How to go?
Take the subway – Busan Subway Line 2 to Haeundae Station.
Go to Exit 7.

Busan Haeundae Beach

Busan Haeundae Traditional Market (부산 해운대전통시장)

Busan Haeundae Traditional Market is most often visited due to the fact that it is conveniently located near Haeundae Beach. There are many things to see and explore. The market offers different products to sell from vegetables, souvenirs, street foods, and sea foods.

This is where we tried eating “live octopus”. There is a variety of Korean restaurants to choose from.

Busan

Day 2:

Gamcheon Culture Village

Gamcheon Culture Village was formed after the Korean war. They actually call it “Santorini of the East”. The place is now famous for its multi-colored roofs, maze-like streets, and beautiful murals decorating the walls of each house.

Little Prince Busan
Little Prince

Operating Hours: 09:00-18:00
Admission Fees: FREE
How to go?
Goejeong Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 6.
Get on local bus Sahagu 1 or Sahagu 1-1 or local bus Sahagu 1-1, Seogu 2 or Seogu 2-2.
Get off at Gamcheon Elementary School Bus Stop.

EXPENSES:

I didn’t include fares for buses and subways because I use T-Money Card that I purchased at Incheon Airport. I loaded 50,000 won which is enough for our Busan and Seoul trips. Also, I allotted a 10,000 won budget for each meal but I only used less than that. It really depends on you. What we actually did was we ordered for a group and then divide the amount after.

These are pretty much all that we did in Busan. So many things to do and places to visit in such a short period of time. I’m happy we included Busan in our SorKor trip.

I will definitely come back!

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