Jeju Itinerary 3 Days | What To Do When 3 Days In Jeju Island

Jeju is the pride of South Korea. A beautiful volcanic island located of the South Coast. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations among Koreans, especially for honeymoons , as is has so much to offer, including stunning beaches, coastal walking trails, an abundance of museums and delicious food. Read on to find out more about this Jeju Itinerary 3 Days.

Jeju Itinerary 3 Days (2 days)

This itinerary assumes visitors arrive at Jeju International Airport or Jeju Port and are staying for 3 days and 2 nights (3d2n). If staying shorter or longer extra days can be added or removed. The 3 day Jeju itinerary is focused towards visitors renting a car. If traveling by bus, choices will have to be made for the different activities.

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Things To Know When Planning A Jeju Itinerary 3 Days

  • Getting Around – The easiest way to get around Jeju is by car, these can be booked online and picked up at the airport. More info on driving in Jeju Island here. If renting a car is not an option then traveling by bus is also possible. Jeju’s bus system is quite good, but takes longer than by car.
  • How much to bring to Jeju Island for 3 days – In general Jeju Island is slightly warmer than mainland Korea, but it still has 4 different seasons. Check what to pack for Jeju here.
  • Bus Transportation Card – When traveling by bus the T Money card can be used. Get card here.
  • Travel Adapters – Jeju has the same power outlets as most countries in Europe. Travelers from South East Asia, Japan, US should bring the right adapter. Find out more about travel adapters here.
  • Foreigner Discounts – Jeju is not cheap, as most attractions require buying entrance tickets. Luckily for foreigners there are extra discounts when purchasing tickets online. Check out Trazy or Klook for the best discounts.
  • Where To Stay – When in 3 days in Jeju Island, it is recommended to stay in Jeju city. Check my blog posts about the best accommodations in Jeju.
  • What To Eat – There are many restaurants across the island, and reservations online is possible for the best restaurants. Check more info here.

Tours Around Jeju

When not travelling around Jeju by car, it is advised to book bus tours. These take you to the best tourist sites without wasting time waiting for the bus.

1. One Day Tours

With so many incredible sights to see on this volcanic island, planning a one-day itinerary can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a variety of one-day tour packages available to help visitors make the most of their time on Jeju. Whether you’re interested in hiking through pristine forests, exploring historic landmarks, or simply taking in the stunning coastal scenery, these tours offer something for everyone. With expert guides and convenient transportation, a one-day tour package is an excellent way to experience the best of Jeju Island in a single day.

Jeju Itinerary 3 Days: Day 1 

On the first day of the 3 days itinerary focus on visiting Jeju city and sights on the North East coast.

Make the most of your time in Jeju! Join a one day eastern Jeju day tour leaving from your hotel in Jeju city or Seogwipo. The tour includes the top sights and a yummy Jeju BBQ meal (vegetarian option also available). Check more info here.

1. Jeju City

Jeju city is the capital of Jeju Island, and also the biggest city on the island. There are lots of things to do in the city itself. The best way to explore the city is by taking the hop-on hop-off tour bus. The best sites and attractions are listed below.

  • Jeju Folklore and Natural History Museum
  • Black Pork Restaurant Street
  • Sarabong Peak
  • Dongmun Market
  • Gwandeokjeong Pavilion
  • Yongyeon Pond
  • Dodubong Peak
  • Iho Tewoo Beach
  • Five Day Folk Market
  • Halla Arboretum

2. Hamdeok Beach

This stunning beach is located 15 kilometers east from Jeju city. It is world famous for its clear sky blue water, making this a popular destination during the summer months. The combination of the black basalt stones, a picturesque arching bridge and the white sand is just amazing! A must go on Jeju Island, don’t leave this out of your Jeju Island itinerary 3 days.

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Entrance Fee: Free
Opening Times: Always
Address: Sinbuk-ro, Jochon-eup, Cheju, Jeju-do

3. Manjanggul Cave

A bit further from Hamdeok Beach lies the Mangjaggul cave, the world largest known lava cave. It is around 5 meters wide, and 13 000 meters in length. Visitors can walk about 1 kilometer into the cave and come out at the same exit. It is regarded as UNESCO world heritage site since 2007.

The cave is a 20 minute walk away from the bus stop, if you are lucky, you can get a taxi. If limited on time when traveling by bus, consider skipping this site.

Entrance Fee: 2000 krw
Opening Times: 09 AM – 6 PM
Address: 182 Manjanggul-gil, Gujwa-eup, Cheju, Jeju-do

4. Haenyeo Museum

The Haenyeo Museum is dedicated to the female divers that go out early every day to collect shellfish, fish and seaweed. The divers are known to no use any diving equipment except for a pair of goggles, a diving suit, weights, an orange boye and a basket. This is extremely hard work and these woman started this job when being a teenager and will continue until their bodies can’t handle the hard work anymore.

Different exhibitions in the museum showcase the culture, their daily life and routines.

Entrance Fee: 1100 krw
Opening Times: 09 AM – 6 PM
Address: 26, Haenyeobangmulgwan-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

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6. Seongsan Ilchulbong

This sunrise peak rose from under the sea during the volcanic eruptions 100 000 years ago. It is a huge crater which rises up to 182 meters above sea level. The top of the crater looks like a giant bowl and is definitely worth the small hike to enjoy the stunning view. A fun thing to do is riding a horse. There is a very popular horse riding park located in this area. Check more info about horse riding in Jeju Island here.

Entrance Fee: 2000 krw
Opening Times: 07 AM – 7 PM
Address: 284-12, Ilchul-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

7. Seopjikoji

Not far from the sunrise peak, lies Seopjikoji. This small hill is well known for its beautiful scenery and was featured in various movies and dramas including Gingko Bed, The Uprising, One Thousand and One Nights.

Entrance Fee: Free
Opening Times: Always
Address: 107, Seopjikoji-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

8. Hanwha Aqua Planet Jeju

The aquarium in Jeju is the biggest among the East Asian countries. It has more than 5000 ocean animals from Korea and abroad. What’s special about this Aqua Planet is the special program where the visitors see the female divers in action.

Entrance Fee:Special foreigner discounts available online
Opening Times: 10 AM – 7 PM
Address: 95, Seopjikoji-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Jeju Itinerary 3 Days: Day 2

On your second day in Jeju, go west and enjoy the beautiful beaches, scenery and delicious food. This Jeju 3d2n itinerary is filled with beaches and museums, especially on the 2nd day!

Make the most of your time in Jeju! Join a one day western Jeju day tour leaving from your hotel in Jeju city or Seogwipo. The tour includes the top sights and a yummy Jeju BBQ meal (vegetarian option also available). Check more info here.

1. Mysterious Road

The Mysterious Road in Jeju island is a magnetic hill, which is a downhill slope, but it looks like an uphill road. When putting objects on the road, the optical illusion makes it look like the object are rolling uphill.

Entrance Fee: Free
Opening Times: Always
Address: 2894-63 1100(Cheonbaek)-ro, Nohyeong-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do

2. Hyeopjae Beach

A stunning beach on the west side of the island. The white sand, black lava formations and beautiful views make this a great strolling and relaxing beach. This stunning beach is a must visit and not to be forgotten in your Jeju Island 3 days itinerary.

Sites and activities closes to the beach are the Hallim Park, which is a subtropical arboretum. Hyeopjaegul and Ssangyonggul Cave are smaller lava tube caves.

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Entrance Fee: Free
Opening Times: Always
Address: Hallim-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

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3. Wollyeongri Cactus Village

Jeju is full of wanders, and this tiny village is another one. Thousands of cacti are growing on the black lava rocks along the shore. These plants are not native from Korea and are expected to have drifted here from Mexico through the Kuroshio stream.

A couple of cozy coffee shops and accommodations are located in the village.

Entrance Fee: Free
Opening Times: Always
Address: 440 Wolryeong-ri, Hallim-eub, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea

4. Seogwang Tea Garden & Museum

The Seogwang Tea Garden or O’Sulloc Green Tea Plantation is the largest tea plantation in Korea. It is known all over the world and the tea produced from this farm is of very high quality.

On the ground of the garden is the O’Sulloc Tea Museum, the first tea museum in Korea. The museum aims to introduce the Korean tea culture, history and culture.

If you love cosmetics than you’ll be excited about the Innisfree Jeju House. Here visitors can experience everything about this famous Korean brand. Cosmetics and food sold here were made with high quality local ingredients.

This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jeju!

Entrance Fee: Free
Opening Times: 9 AM – 6 PM
Address: 446, Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

5. Chocolate Museum

The 2nd largest chocolate museum in the world! It was built using the volcanic lava rocks which makes it look like an ancient fortress or castle. The museum itself has three floors, each focusing on a different aspect of the chocolate making process. At the various exhibition it is possible to sample some great chocolate and purchase it later in the gift shop.

Entrance Fee: 2500 krw
Opening Times: 9 AM – 7 PM
Address: 132, Cheonjeyeon-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Jeju Itinerary 3 Days: Day 3

On the last day of the Jeju 3 days 2 nights itinerary, visit the south of the island and Hallasan mountain.

1. Mt Halla

On your last day in Jeju, get up early and make your way to the Halla Mountain, ready to hike. Hallasan is an active volcano, considered as UNESCO heritage. There are different trails to reach the top of the mountain, each different distances and difficulties.

2. Cheonjeyeon Waterfall

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In the south of the island are 3 major waterfalls, Cheonjeyeon falls is the largest of the three and is names after the pond of heaven. Legend says that fairies used to bathe in this waterfall.

Entrance Fee: 2500 krw
Opening Times: 9 AM – 7 PM
Address: 132, Cheonjeyeon-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

3. Jusangjeolli Cliff

These vertical cliffs are unique rock formations that can mainly be found in Jeju but also in Gyeongju on mainland Korea. The cliffs are basaltic lava rocks and during high tide rise 20 meters above the sea level.

Entrance Fee: 2000 krw
Opening Times: 9 AM – 7 PM
Address: 36-30, Ieodo-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

4. Yakcheonsa Temple

This impressive coastal temple was constructed during the Silla Dynasty and is part of the main Buddhist order in Korea. Unfortunately little is known about the history of this temple.

Entrance Fee: Free
Opening Times: always
Address: 293-28, Ieodo-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

5. Jeongbang falls

One of the top 3 waterfalls in Jeju island and the only in Asia which falls directly into the ocean. At the top of the waterfalls, trees are growing and leaning towards the ocean.

This is a stunning waterfall and a popular tourist destinations during summer.

Entrance Fee: 2000 krw
Opening Times: 09 AM – 7 PM
Address: Chilsimni-ro 214beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

6. Teddy Bear Musuem

The teddy bear museum is a museum that have different branches all over Korea, including Jeju, Gyeongju and Seoul. The branch in Jeju houses the most expensive teddy bear worth $2.1 million! If time allows it in your Jeju itinerary 3 days, this is cool museum, especially for kids.

Entrance Fee: Special foreigner discount available online
Opening Times: 09 AM – 10 PM
Address: 31, Jungmungwangwang-ro110beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some must-see attractions when spending 3 days in Jeju?

Some of the must-see attractions in Jeju include the UNESCO-listed Jeju Island volcanic landscape and lava tubes, such as Manjanggul Cave and Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. Other popular attractions include the Jeju Folk Village Museum, Hallim Park, and the Jeju Teddy Bear Museum.

What are some recommended outdoor activities in Jeju?

Jeju is known for its beautiful natural scenery, so outdoor activities are a must-do during a trip here. Some popular outdoor activities include hiking the Olle Trail, which takes you through scenic coastal landscapes, visiting one of the many beaches on the island, such as Hyeopjae Beach or Jungmun Beach, and exploring the Seogwipo Submarine, which takes you underwater to view Jeju’s marine life.

What are some local foods to try in Jeju?

Jeju has a rich culinary scene, and there are many unique local foods to try during your visit. Some must-try dishes include black pork, which is a breed of pork unique to Jeju that is known for its tender meat and rich flavor, seafood such as grilled abalone and sea urchin, and Jeju mandarin oranges, which are famous for their sweetness and juicy texture. Additionally, be sure to try Jeju’s specialty alcoholic beverage, called “soju,” which is made from Jeju’s local potatoes and is a popular drink among locals.

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5 Responses

  1. Mikhaela Javier says:

    I’d love to try visiting the chocolate museum too! I tried different activities and jeju and I really enjoyed that island.

  2. Mark says:

    A lot of very useful information here about Jeju Island. There are a few places I missed last time and will bookmark your page for reference, thanks for sharing.

    These are the places I went to the last time I was there:

    Look forward to reading more of your posts 🙂

  3. Anne Margarette says:

    Hello i really need help on how to make an itinerary going to jeju for 4 days -3 nights trip.. And any tip for a first time traveler like me?

    • Marie says:

      Plan your trip in advance: rent a car or figure out how to use public transport. Pick things to visit that lie close to each other as Jeju is a huge island. Book a hotel in Jeju City, which is close to the airport and is well connected to the rest of the island.

  4. sally cho says:

    We will be spending 3 nights in Jeju but can’t decide where to stay. Think I would prefer to stay in the same location 3 nights but not sure if that is a good idea. Should I split up each night in a different location? If so, which ones.

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