13 days in South Korea Itinerary

13 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Train
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Gangneung
Drive
2
Yangyang-gun
Drive
3
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Jecheon
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Andong
Drive
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Cheongsong-gun
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Pohang
— 1 day
Drive
8
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Geoje
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Namhae-gun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yeosu
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Gangneung

A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Plan a trip to Gangneung easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Seoul to Gangneung is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Yangyang-gun on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Yangyang-gun

On the 24th (Mon), head outdoors with Naksan Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yangyang-gun trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Gangneung to Yangyang-gun by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Yangyang-gun

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Sokcho

— 2 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Biseondae Rocks, Biryong Falls, Yukdam Falls, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get outside with Bongpo Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sokcho trip builder.

Sokcho is just a stone's throw from Yangyang-gun. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for Jecheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Jecheon

— 2 nights
Jecheon is a city in North Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Cheongpung Cultural Heritage Complex has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cheongpung Cultural Heritage Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Woraksan National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jecheon trip itinerary builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sokcho to Jecheon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Andong.

Things to do in Jecheon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Andong

Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture

Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Andong Gunja Village. On the 28th (Fri), stop by Andong Gunja Village.

Plan a trip to Andong easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Jecheon to Andong with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Andong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cheongsong-gun.

Things to do in Andong

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

Cheongsong-gun

— 2 nights
Juwangsan National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Juwangsan National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cheongsong-gun trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Andong to Cheongsong-gun. Traveling from Andong in August, you will find days in Cheongsong-gun are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pohang.

Things to do in Cheongsong-gun

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Pohang

— 1 day
Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and a main seaport in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. On the 30th (Sun), kick back and relax at Chilpo Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pohang road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cheongsong-gun to Pohang. August in Pohang sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Pohang

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Gyeongju

— 2 nights

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
On the 31st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girimsa Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, and then head outdoors with Bomun Tourism Complex.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip planner.

Gyeongju is just a stone's throw from Pohang. In August, daytime highs in Gyeongju are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Geoje.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Geoje

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Historic Park of Geoje POW Camp and then take in the awesome beauty at Gyeryongsan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): head outdoors with Gonggoji, then kick back and relax at Hakdong Mongdol Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dara Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Geoje trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Geoje takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in September: highs in Geoje hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. You will leave for Namhae-gun on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Geoje

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Namhae-gun

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Imjinseong Fortress and then admire the landmark architecture of House N Garden. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Namhae Butterfly Park, explore the world behind art at Baram Heunjeok Museum of Art, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hwabangsa Temple.

Make your Namhae-gun itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Geoje to Namhae-gun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Namhae-gun are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Yeosu.

Things to do in Namhae-gun

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Yeosu

http://tour.yeosu.go.kr/en

A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yeosu day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Namhae-gun to Yeosu takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Yeosu

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.