Busan is a metropolis, a holiday resort and one of South Korea’s most prominent port cities all at the same time. If you are planning to explore as much of it as you can, allow us to recommend a 3-day itinerary to make the most of it.
On the first day visit Jagalchi Market, which is the Busan’s number one fish market. You can try out the fresh seafood there as well as they will cook them and serve them for you in tiny food stalls at the market.
Gamcheon Cultural Village
The Gamcheon cultural village is one of Busan’s most famous tourist sites. There is an entire neighbourhood of houses in pastel colours with actual residents where you can walk around and take pictures. If you check into any of the many hotels in Busan, South Korea, they will recommend visiting Gamcheon.
Nanpo-dong is the quintessential Korean neighbourhood, with hotels and grand department stores, street food carts and the Lotte Observation deck which will give you grand views of the city.
On the second day, head to Seomyeon which is a great place to scout pretty and quirky shops. Afterwards, you can head to Shinsaegae Centum City which is the largest shopping complex in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records.
Haeundae & the Temple
Haeundae is South Korea’s most famous beach which is a 40-minute drive from Avani Central Busan Hotel. Spend your third day relaxing on the beach and exploring the temples.