3 day exploring Busan

Busan is a beautiful port city in southern South Korea that is well-known for its beaches, marketplaces, and nightlife. Most international visitors who come to South Korea never make it to this city. If it isn't on your list, it should be! It's an exciting place that has everything a traveler could want in a destination. Busan has stunning natural beauty, mouthwatering food, and plenty to do.

If you're unsure where to begin organizing your trip to Busan, this guide is here to help. Here is a travel itinerary that includes some must-see spots that you should visit in the city.

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3 day exploring Busan

Day 1

Jagalchi Fish Market

Busan is an oceanside city with outstanding seafood, and Jagalchi Market is Korea's largest fish market. There are delicious seafood eateries on its first floor and the surrounding area. Here you can try local treats, such as ganjang gejang (raw soy-marinated crab).

Jagalchi Fish Market
Jagalchi Fish Market
Jagalchi Fish Market, Jagalchihaean-ro, Nampodong 4(sa)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea

Gamcheon Culture Village

Plan on wandering for at least half a day around the Gamcheon Cultural District. This neighborhood/work-of-art is an explosion of colorful buildings with gift shops, art galleries, and eateries. Mixed in are hundreds of statues and murals.

Gamcheon Culture Village
Gamcheon Culture Village
Gamcheon Culture Village, Gamnae 1(il)-ro, Gamcheon-dong, Saha-gu, Busan, South Korea

Songdo Cable Car

The Songdo Cable Cars offer some of Busan's most spectacular views overlooking the water. It's an activity that is suitable for all types of visitors regardless of age or physical ability. Some of Busan's best sunset views are at its Ocean Terrace.

Busan Air Cruise
Busan Air Cruise
Busan Air Cruise, Amnam-dong, Seo-gu, Busan, South Korea

Seomyeon

After dark, Seomyeon lights up. You can grab a meal at its Food Alley and enjoy some world-class nightlife. While Haeundae Beach is a famous nightlife destination for international travelers, many locals prefer Seomyeon.

Seomyeon-ro, Bujeon 2(i)-dong, Busanjin-gu
Seomyeon-ro, Bujeon 2(i)-dong, Busanjin-gu
Seomyeon-ro, Bujeon 2(i)-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan, South Korea

Day 2

Busan Museum of Art

If you're an art fan, you'll enjoy spending time at the Busan Museum of Art. It has a unique collection of modern and contemporary Busan, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean art. This museum is an intriguing place to start your day.

Busan Museum of Art
Busan Museum of Art
Busan Museum of Art, APEC-ro, U 2(i)-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea

Centum City

Travelers who want to do world-class shopping will have a blast at Centum City. The mall has endless Korean clothing, makeup, and skincare brands. Even if shopping isn't your thing, there is a spa, ice rink, eateries, and golf range.

Centum City
Centum City
Centum City, Centumjungang-ro, U 2(i)-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea

Gwangalli Beach

A magnificent place to catch the sunset with bridge views is Gwangalli Beach. Stay after dark, and you'll find plenty of restaurants and entertainment. A local tip is to get off at the Geumnyeonsan metro stop instead of Gwangalli because it's closer.

Gwangalli Beach
Gwangalli Beach
Gwangalli Beach, Gwangan 2(i)-dong, Busan

Day 3

Haedong Yonggunsa Temple

The Haedong Yonggunsa Temple is a breathtaking historical site that blends traditional architecture with dramatic coastal scenery. Its temple has 14th-century architecture, restored in the 1930s.

해동용궁사
해동용궁사
South Korea, Busan, Gijang-gun, Gijang-eup, Yonggung-gil, 해동용궁사

Sea Life Busan Aquarium

Sea Life Busan is a unique aquarium that combines art and fashion with marine life. There are underwater installations, a fashion zone, and a Sea at Night exhibit. It's one of the most aesthetically pleasing aquariums you could find.

SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium Parking
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium Parking
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium Parking, Jung 1(il)-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea

Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach is Busan's most popular tourist attraction and one of Korea's best beaches. It's a great area to relax, soak up the sun, and see sandcastle competitions if you're lucky. Haeundae is one of the most lively neighborhoods at night, with shops, bars, and restaurants.

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