Now that the warmth of spring is here, we are hearing reports of spring flowers blooming across the city. Busan is an eminently accessible city for travelers on foot, thanks to its extensive public transportation network and KTX access. Traveling with friends is a great way to make lasting memories, so here's an itinerary that you can use with your friends!
Day 1: Busan Station – Samjeong Tower – Jeonpo Café Street - Hocheon VillageDay 2: Haeridangil Street – Sky Capsule – Cheongsapo Daritdol Observatory – Gwangalli Beach / Millak Waterside ParkDay 3: Jangnim Port – Morundae Coastal Deck Trail – Dadaepo Beach / Gouni Eco Trail - Busan Station
Recommended Itinerary Day 1
- Busan Station
- Samjeong Tower
- Jeonpo Café Street
- Hocheon Village
Reachable in only 20 minutes via public transportation from Busan Station, Samjeong Tower in Seomyeon is a cultural space with 6 underground floors and 16 above-ground floors, a perfect place to hang out with your friends.
Here, you can visit "Samjeong Sangjeom" (Seutseut), an indoor flea market space for the young entrepreneurs of Busan, as well as shopping, gastronomy, and cultural activities.
Don't miss to visit the attraction based on the popular TV show Running Man and the cultural space Q Lounge.
Jeonpo Café Street
There is a street born again in Busan, quirky and chic cafes blooming amid the old storefronts of an old commercial district.
It is Jeonpo Café Street, one of the most beloved hangouts in Busan today. Look around the alleyways and take in the sights.
It's not only about the cafes here but also restaurants and accessory shops.
This village near Seomyeon is a prime spot for sunset and night view.
It's also known as a filming location of the TV series Fight for My Way. Fans of the series will be able to find the places that are featured in it. After taking in your fill of the Busan's nighttime view, visit the Hocheon Culture Platform located on a nearby hill.
This beautifully furnished cultural space also sells pizza, snacks, and beer.
Recommended Itinerary Day 2
- Haeridangil Street
- Sky Capsule
- Cheongsapo Daritdol Observatory
- Gwangalli Beach/Millak Waterside Park
Located to the back of the former Haeundae Station, Haeridangil Street is full of chic stores furnished out of old houses.
It is home to numerous restaurants and cafes that cater to all tastes imaginable.
Haeridangil Street's comfortable and leisurely atmosphere is the perfect starting point for the second day of your trip.
Sky Capsule / Cheongsapo Daritdol Observatory
Sky Capsule is an elevated tourist rail service running about 10 m above sea level. It offers a perfect way to enjoy the view of Busan's sea on a sunny spring day.
Each "capsule" accommodates up to four passengers, so it also offers your group some privacy to enjoy the view.
Moreover, you don't have to fight over the seating arrangements, as the "capsule" have glass walls around it.
Once you get to Cheongsapo, the destination of the Sky Capsule service, don't miss out on one of the best views of Busan:
Daritdol Observatory, standing 20 m high and 72.5 m long, offers an expansive view of the sea.
Thrill-seekers may appreciate the dizzying view of the sea below their feet through the reinforced glass floor of the Skywalk.
If possible, visit the observatory in time to catch the sunset.
Gwangalli Beach / Millak Waterside Park
A leisurely walk from Millak Waterside Park to Gwangalli Beach is a great way to take in the view of Busan at night.
It is, after all, a great way to see the two giants in Busan's night view, the Gwangandaegyo Bridge and Haeundae Marine City.
In particular, Gwangalli Baech is illuminated with beautiful lights, so this is also the time to make good use of that camera for your travel album.
Recommended Itinerary Day 3
- Jangnim Port
- Morundae Coastal Deck Trail
- Dadaepo Beach / Gouni Eco Trail
- Busan Station
On the third day of the trip, we set out to explore some of what West Busan has to offer. Jangnim Port is symbolized by the view of the prettily colored buildings and dainty boats lined up on the pier.
Don't miss the beautiful cafes near the port.
Morundae Coastal Deck Trail / Dadaepo Beach / Gouni Eco Trail
Dadaepo Beach is more famous as a destination for sunset-watching, but its charms still hold up when visited during the day.
Walk on the fine sand beach and let the sound of the waves wash over you.
While you are in the area, don't miss the Morundae Coastal Deck Trail, which takes you along the sea and the lush forest trail!
Gouni Eco Trail is another deck trail good for walking and offers you a view of the sandy beach and reed beds.
At twilight, the view here transforms into a view of gold, because the sky, the sea, and the reeds swaying in the wind all take the color of sunset.
This fleeting yet majestic view is the perfect high note to end your trip to Busan.