23 days in Birmingham & Seoul Itinerary

23 days in Birmingham & Seoul Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
1
Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 11 nights
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  21 h 30 min
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 9 nights
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  21 h 30 min
End: Birmingham, United Kingdom

11
nights
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Woburn Safari Park and Kenilworth Castle. Get outdoors at Birdland and Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (in Wrexham) and National Trust - Chirk Castle (in Chirk). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Montpellier District, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, admire the engineering at Rutland Water, and shop like a local with Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Birmingham trip maker app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Manchester Airport, Birmingham International Airport and East Midlands Airport. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Ludlow, Rutland Water, Gloucester Docks, Montpellier District
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Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham ©
Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre ©
Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre

9
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of Korea and Nami Island. Head to Sinchon and Seoul Daehangnofor some retail therapy. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon), Paju (The Third Tunnel & DMZ Haemaru Village) and Eurwangni Beach (in Incheon). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Gwanghwamun Gate, explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, buy something for everyone on your list at Times Square Mall, and look for gifts at Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Birmingham to Seoul takes 18.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In May, Seoul is somewhat warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paju, Hwaseong Fortress, Eurwangni Beach, Nami Island
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Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

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