This time, we will introduce Busan’s outdoor travel destinations, from the sea to the mountain. For those planning to visit Busan, this two-day, one-night Busan tour is a great option! It will take you to places of relaxation for your tired bodies and minds and give you a chance to take the best photo of your life.
Day 1: Oryukdo Islets – Cheongsapo Port
- Oryukdo Islets / Skywalk
- Gwangandaegyo Bridge
- Dongbaek Coastal Trail
- Moontan Road
- Cheongsapo Port / Daritdol Observatory
Oryukdo Islets / Skywalk
Named after the five peaks seen at low tide and six peaks at high tide, Oryukdo Islets is known for its breathtaking scenery. The skywalk built on the edge of a cliff within Oryukdo Sunrise Park also offers a fantastic view, even if looking at the white waves hitting the rocks through a glass-bottomed platform is already thrilling.
137, Oryukdo-ro, Nam-gu, Busan
Kyungsung Univ.-Pukyong Nat'l Univ. Station on Busan Metro Line 2 → Transfer to Bus 24, 27, 131 or Nam-gu 2 → Get off at Oryukdo SK View Apartment
Parking: Oryukdo Islets Public Parking Lot
Have you heard of Gwangandaegyo Bridge, the landmark of Gwangalli Beach? It is highly recommended that you enjoy Gwangandaegyo Bridge’s beautiful scenery while sitting on the white sand beach or taking a stroll in a laid-back environment. As you walk along a wide path, you can see artworks in every corner of the beach. Also known as Diamond Bridge, Gwangandaegyo Bridge makes the night sea glow like stars with its beautiful lights that change colors every few seconds.
219, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan
13 min walk from Exit 5 of Gwangan Station on Busan Metro Line No. 2
Parking: Millak Waterside Park Public Parking Lot
Dongbaek Coastal Trail
Now, it is time to move to Dongbaekseom Island, connected to Haeundae Beach. As you walk along Dongbaek Coastal Trail, you can immerse yourself in nature. In early spring, taking a walk along this coastal trail while drinking in the camellia habitat’s beautiful scenery is captivating. In particular, Gwangandaegyo Bridge’s view from the Lighthouse Observatory must not be missed.
99, Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Walk for 20 min from Exit 1 of Dongbaek Station on Busan Metro Line 2
Parking: Dongbaek Park Public Parking Lot
Moontan Road, Cheongsapo Port/Daritdol Observatory
Moontan Road is a forest trail that starts near the entrance to Dalmaji Hill, allowing you to enjoy a panoramic view of Haeundae Beach while trekking. While listening to the waves, why don’t you leisurely take a stroll? Your trekking experience will be filled with a romantic ambiance with unique cafés in the nearby areas.
Your journey will end at Cheongsapo Port. Trudge along the blue bridge to Daritdol Observatory to bask in the ocean view, and a cool sea breeze will blow away all your worries. Relatively quieter than any other famous beaches in Busan, Cheongsapo Port has its charm as it is mainly known for preserving the beautiful landscape of a fishing village.
Moontan Road : 190, Dalmaji-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Exit 1 of Haeundae Station on Busan Metro Line 2 → Transfer to Village Bus Haeundae-gu 2 or Haeundae-gu 10
Parking: Haewoljeong Pavilion Public Parking Lot
Cheongsapo Port : 25, Cheongsapo-ro 128beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Exit 5 of Jangsan Station on Busan Metro Line 2 → Transfer to Haeundae-gu 2 → Get off at Cheongsapo Mart and walk for 3 min
Parking: Cheongsapo Public Parking Lot
Day 2: Geumjeongsan Mountain
- Geumgang Park
- Cable Car
- Geumjeongsanseong Fortress
How about visiting Geumjeongsan Mountain, Busan’s best fall foliage destination? If you ride a cable car from Geumgang Park, you can easily reach the mountain’s peak. Although you may hate hiking, you don’t have to worry. Walk along the gently sloped path in Geumgang Park for a while to reach the cable car platform. While enjoying a panoramic view of downtown Busan on a cable car, you can get to the top.
Get off the cable car, and slowly take a stroll along the forest path for about 30 minutes. Then, Geumjeongsanseong Fortress’s south and east gates, which people used to enter and exit, await you. They also act as fortress gates to the destination. While admiring the gates, you will be impressed by the traces of the passing time. In addition, the fortress wall is also magnificent and overwhelming.
155, Ujangchun-ro, Dongnae-gu, Busan
Exit 1 of Oncheonjang Station on Busan Metro Line 1. Walk for 15 min.
Parking: Geumgang Park Public Parking Lot
You can understand the historical significance Geumjeongsan Mountain has as it is where Korea’s largest fortress, Geumjeongsanseong Fortress, is located. If you are planning to visit Geumjeongsan Mountain, why don’t you drop by Geumjeongsanseong Village? The village is particularly known for its local specialties with natural flavors, such as acorn jelly salad and Geumjeongsanseong makgeolli (rice wine) made with yeast and groundwater. Geumjeongsanseong makgeolli is the only rice wine designated as traditional local liquor. As such, the taste of this authentic traditional liquor will soothe your tired body after climbing.
Geumseong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan
Exit 5 of Oncheonjang Station on Busan Metro Line 1 → Transfer to Bus 203 → Get off at Geumseong-dong Community Service Center