Self-Drive in Jeju

Jeju which was created by volcanic activity is known for its unique volcanic features, and the entire island itself is like a volcanic museum. There are 368 small mountains and over 160 lava tubes are scattered on the island. It’s very rare to see a small island that has both Oreum and caves in the world. Jeju Island was designated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature sincethe year 2011 as well as 3 certificates from UNESCO.

The best way to explore this beautiful island will be through driving. Below are some self-drive courses recommendations:

Driving Courses Suggestion

Option 1Udo Island -> Seongsan Ilchulbong -> Seopjikoji -> BL Bike Park

Option 2Aewol Coastal Road -> Bomnal Cafe -> Hyeopjae Beach -> Yongmeori Coast

Option 3Yongduam Rock -> Zeil Park -> O’ Sulloc Green Tea Museum -> Camellia Hill

Option 4Woljeongri Coastal Road -> Daheeyeon Cave Cafe + zipline -> Ecoland

Option 5Soesokkak Estuary -> Seogwipo Submarine Tour -> Teddy Bear Museum -> Seogwipo Olle Market

Option 6: Jeju Love Land -> Mysterious Road -> Gimnyeong Maze Park -> Manjanggul Lava Tube

Jeju Self-drive Tour itinerary (suggestion)

Jeju Island Tour

The best way to travel around Jeju is by doing self-drive! The volcanic island which is 2.5 size bigger than Singapore offers the most convenient way to travel within the island with the maximum driving speed of 50km/h. You will get to enjoy the beautiful coastal view together with the mountain view on both sides of the road.

In order to drive in Jeju, you will need to apply for international license from JPJ which cost RM150 per annum. Please bear in mind, Korea driving side is opposite from the Malaysia one.

Below is the example of one day trip itinerary that travel by using self-drive method.





When you first arrive in Jeju, you may visit the legendary Dragon Head Rock which located around 5 to 10 minutes away from the airport.





Then you can drive along the beautiful coastline to the next destination.




Before heading to somewhere adventurous, you may grab some snacks and drinks at Woljeongri Beach. There have some Santorini feel cafes along the coastal road.




Next up, Gimnyeong Maze Park. Let’s see how fast you can come out from the maze with the map they provided.




Enjoy the sea breeze while Seongsan Sunrise Peakbecome your background J



Jeju is famous for wind and sun all 4 seasons. Hence it is always warmer compare to the mainland of Korea.

However, you can still enjoy sunbath in any part of Jeju just like the photo on the left.

Do not forget to climb up to Seongsan Sunrise Peak to check out the breathtaking view.




After lunch, you may go Seosokkak Estuary for their transparent kayak.

Besides kayak, they provide water bicycle too!




Do end your trip with the sweetest British girl – Hello Kitty. Hello Kitty Island opened until 8pm for the whole Summer!


Photo credit to : Shahrul Nordin



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