Things to do in Busan

Our most recommended things to do in Busan

Busan: Night Viewpoints Small-Group Tour with Evening Cruise

1. Busan: Night Viewpoints Small-Group Tour with Evening Cruise

Start your night tour with a romantic cruise along the coastal side of Busan. See the lights sparkling on the city's landmarks along the Haeundae Beach. Admire breathtaking landmarks such as Nurimaru APEC House on Dongbaek Island, Centum City, Gwangandaegyo Bridge (Korea's largest marine bridge), the unique scenery of Igidae Park, Oryukdo Island, the rocky coastline and forests of Taejongdae, Busandaegyo Bridge, and Jagalchi Fish Market. Next, head over to the panoramic viewpoint at Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, located in the heart of Busan. It is the 2nd-highest mountain within the city and is the perfect spot to take amazing snapshots of the city's night skyline. Then, visit the Busan Cinema Centre where endless light patterns and visuals are projected across the whole building. Here, you can experience the contemporary side of the city which is considered as the heart of the film industry in Korea. Finally, take a walk around the neighborhood before enjoying a comfortable ride back to your accommodation. Within a few days after the tour, you will receive photos of your tour date so you can remember all of these unforgettable memories.

Busan: Full-Day City Tour

2. Busan: Full-Day City Tour

Board a comfortable air-conditioned van or coach and head to the Taejongdae Cliff as you begin this full-day tour. Your guide will lead the way to the Danubi Train ride. The Danubi Train makes several stops for you to enjoy the best views of the magnificent rocky seaside cliff. Take in the full view of Songdo Beach from the 365-meter-long curved Songdo Skywalk. Through the glass-floored walking paths you’ll be able to look down to the blue ocean waters. Stop to enjoy lunch in the beautiful Songdo Market. Afterwards, continue to the colorful and quirky Gamcheon Culture Village and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, before heading back to your departure point.

Busan: Private Car Charter Customized City Tour

3. Busan: Private Car Charter Customized City Tour

Busan is a city with both a rich culture and great natural beauty. There are numerous historical, nature, and cultural sites spread all around the city. With this private vehicle, driver, and tour guide, you can craft a Busan experience that's perfect for you. Your driver and guide will pick you up at your accommodation and take you wherever you’d like to go on either a four-hour or six-hour private customized tour. Select either the guide-inclusive or driver-only option, depending on your preferences. If you are looking for great beach sites, try Haeundae and Gwangalli. For a history tour, the 14th-century seaside Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Gamcheon Culture Village, and Yongdusan Park are great places to visit. There are also a myriad scenic lookout points which provide sweeping views of the area, including the Busan Tower, Taejongdae Nature Park, and Oryukdo Skywalk. Your driver will take you anywhere you want to go, and, at the end of your perfect day, take you back to your accommodation.

From Busan: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage One Day Tour

4. From Busan: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage One Day Tour

Enjoy a pickup from the center of Busan city and start touring Gyeongju with a professional tour guide. Visit a total of four historical attractions which uncover all the secrets of this mysterious, historic capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla.  Embark on a guided journey with a professional tour guide and capture the most recommended sights such as Yangdong Cultural Village, a UNESCO World Heritage site with traditional Korean houses. Admire the Seokguram Grotto, a UNESCO World Heritage temple site, and also the Bulguksa Temple where you can see the night view at the Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond.

South Korea: eSIM Data Plan

5. South Korea: eSIM Data Plan

Make your trip to South Korea hassle-free with the convenience of an eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in South Korea or upgrade to include access in 9 additional countries, including Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code and ensure that you have access to all of your essential apps during your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Eligible for all iPhone modes launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name) info: plan for South Korea only: internet plan for 10 Countries: ctm-mobile Local operator: SKT

From Busan: Day Trip to Oedo Island or Tongyeong

6. From Busan: Day Trip to Oedo Island or Tongyeong

Choose one of the 2-day trip options from Busan. Select the day trip to Oedo to explore its beautiful botanical gardens and connect with nature. For a more adventurous day trip, choose the Tonhyeong option, which includes a ride on Korea's longest cable car and tobogganing at Skyline Luge.  For the Oedo option, meet your tour guide at the meeting point and start your journey to Oedo Island. You will first visit Windy Hill at Geoje Island, where you can enjoy the amazing view from the top of the hill, with a classic windmill. Afterward, take the ferry to Oedo Island from the Janseongpo ferry terminal. Upon the guide's recommendation, you can enjoy your lunch here as well. When you arrive, your guide will give you a brief explanation of the geography and history of the island. Enjoy some free time to visit each part of the island, take photos, and enjoy the aromas of various flowers and plants. Continue to the Maemi castle, an incredible photo spot, and see the magnificent views out over the sea.  For the Tongyeong option, you will arrive at Tongyeong after an approximately 2-hour drive. Visit Joongang Market, the central market, and Donpirang Village, filled with interesting murals. Enjoy free time to explore the area, take photos, and go to restaurants recommended by your guide for local food. Tongyeong is known for its fresh seafood and traditional Korean dishes. Visit Yi Sun-Sin Park, where you can find the bronze statue of great Admiral Yi Sun-sin. Also, you can walk along the trail along the beautiful coastlines. Ride the longest cable car in Korea and then toboggan down Skyline Luge. See the panoramic views of the sea from the cable car and try Skyline Luge for a unique adventurous experience in Korea. Finally, after your tour, you will return to Busan.

Busan: 90-Minute Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise

7. Busan: 90-Minute Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise

Your Busan sightseeing adventure departs from Jagalchi Market and heads off for a leisurely 90-minute cruise. Head up to the top deck of the 3-storey boat for the best views, then sit back and relax as you glide by some of Busan’s most iconic sights and attractions. During the 90-minute boat ride, admire panoramic views of the city’s skyline and marvel at a selection of Busan's landmarks such as Amnam Park. Other highlights of the boat tour include, Yeongdo Bridge, the most famous and historic bridge in Korea, and Kangkangee Culture Village, where local women in Korean war times utilized the shipping industry to support their families. As you sail through Busan, watch out for the colorful lighthouses dotted along the shore, and catch a glimpse of Saengdo Island, which is in the shape of a kettle. Enjoy breathtaking views across the magnificent cliffs of Taejongdae Park, before the boat turns around and heads back to the original departure point, where the tour ends.

Busan Airport: Traveler SIM and Public Transportation Card

8. Busan Airport: Traveler SIM and Public Transportation Card

Traveling in Korea is much easier and more comfortable when you get to stay online. Book a travel SIM to be in contact with your friends and family, share your travel photos on social media, check your work e-mails, and find your favorite spots on the map. Pick up your SIM at the Busan Airport counter and get assisted by the staff at the counter to activate your SIM card. The staff will make sure your phone is connected to data.  Receive your Tmoney card as well, which is a public transportation card that can be used to take subways and buses.  Charge the card so you can use it when taking public transportation, purchasing items at convenience stores, or taking certified taxis that accept cards.

Premium Photography Tour: Temple, Camellias Island & More

9. Premium Photography Tour: Temple, Camellias Island & More

Start your tour with hotel pick-up and head to Dalmaji Road, a small walkway on the corner of Songjeong beach with beautiful cherry blossoms and pine trees. You will fall in love with the landscape of blue sea, sandy seashore, and clear sky. Next, visit Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, which is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb attraction offers the rare find of a temple along the shore line; most temples in Korea are located in the mountains. The temple was first built in 1376 in the Koryeo Dynasty - see how many huge Buddhist statues you can spot! After the temple visit, take a walk at Haeundae Beach, the most famous beach in Korea where young people come to have fun and enjoy their summer vacation. After a nice local lunch of traditional Busan food, head off to Dogbaek Island, which is named after its blooming Camellias. You simply need to follow the walking path to enjoy all the picturesque spots of the island to take photos to share with your friends! You will also walk on the shoreline of Busan via the Oryukdo Sky Walk. If you are interested in Korean history, you can learn a little bit more about Korean War at UN Memorial with your guide's thorough explanation about its story. To experience the bustle of the city, you will be taken to Busan Cinema Center and Centum City Department Store to do local shopping, mingle with the people, and experience what it's like to live as a local of the city of Busan.

Busan Private Tour with a Local

10. Busan Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Choose a 2, 3, or 4 hour tour and meet your local guide where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood. Find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating your way around the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour you’ll also have the option of taking public transportation or taxi. Please indicate if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

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What people are saying about Busan

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4.6 / 5

based on 359 reviews

We got the 8 hour tour and it was great. They picked us up at the hotel and were very punctual, meeting us at the appointed time. The guide was very easy to understand and spoke English very well. The van that was used to take us around Busan was very nice and spacious for 4 people. An extra person could have easily fit in and still would have been comfortable. The guide took us to all the places that we were most interested in and always accompanied us through the sites. We didn't really interact with the driver at all, but he was friendly and drove the van smoothly. Some taxi drivers that we encountered were very heavy on the gas and break which made for a nauseous experience, but not our guide driver. Great tour and my group would definitely book through Get Your Guide in the future.

We had a great time thanks to our tour guide, Mr. Daniel. He is very knowledgeable and super friendly. Sadly we couldn’t visit Songdo Skywalk which we anticipated the most from this tour. Overall, it’s highly recommended.

I have used this sim plan all over Asia. Works great. Just open the voucher in pdf format on your laptop and scan the QR code. Ten seconds later you have internet

Mr.Park is very professional, knowledgeable, friendly; and has a great sense of humor! The tour was beyond amazing! Highly recommended!

It was a full pack tour! Very tiring but i was very satisfied!