23 days in Birmingham & Seoul Itinerary

23 days in Birmingham & Seoul Itinerary

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 11 nights
Train to Marylebone station, Fly to Incheon
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Seoul, South Korea
— 9 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Birmingham

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Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 11 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

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 Worcester Cathedral and Birdland. Get outdoors at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Rutland Water. Venture out of the city with trips to National Trust - Chirk Castle (in Chirk), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (in Wrexham). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kenilworth Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and take in nature's colorful creations at Powis Castle and Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham travel route planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Manchester Airport, Birmingham International Airport, East Midlands Airport and RAF Brize Norton. April in Birmingham sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Seoul, South Korea

— 9 nights
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 Cheonggyecheon Stream and Gwanghwamun Gate. Head to Sinchon and Garosu-gilfor some retail therapy. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Nami Island (in Chuncheon), Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and Eulwangni Beach (in Incheon). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, contemplate the long history of DMZ Haemaru Village, get a sense of history and politics at Seoul City Hall, and shop like a local with Itaewon.

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Getting from Birmingham to Seoul by combination of train and flight takes about 18.5 hours. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Birmingham to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in May: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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