20 days in South Korea Itinerary

20 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Nonsan
— 2 nights
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Danyang-gun
— Few hours
Drive
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Nonsan
— 1 night
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Busan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Gimpo
— 1 night
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Nonsan

Nonsan is a city in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll around Seodong Park, contemplate the long history of Baekje Royal Tombs (Neungsan-ri Ancient Tombs), then steep yourself in history at Nakhwaam Rock, then contemplate the long history of Busosanseong Fortress, and finally take an in-depth tour of Baekje History Reproduction Complex.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nonsan trip itinerary maker.

Incheon to Nonsan is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Nonsan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for Danyang-gun on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Nonsan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

few
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Danyang-gun

Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): Head underground at Gosu Cave and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sainam Rock.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Danyang-gun trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Nonsan to Danyang-gun with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Danyang-gun

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Sokcho

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uisangdae and Baekdamsa Temple. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bongpo Beach and Cheonjin Beach. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Geumganggul Cave and witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sokcho trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Danyang-gun to Sokcho. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Seoul

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to Bongeunsa Temple and Garosu-gil. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Insadong, visit Bukchon Hanok Village, walk around Banpo Hangang Park, and explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Nonsan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

1
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Nonsan

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nonsan visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seoul to Nonsan. You will leave for Busan on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Nonsan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Busan

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gwangalli Beach and Geumjung Mt. fortress. Popular historic sites such as Beomeosa Temple and Yeojwacheon Stream are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Songjeong Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, get outside with Haeundae Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Busan trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nonsan to Busan in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Busan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

6
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Jeju, Jeju Island

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seongeup Folk Village and Bangju Church. Get in touch with nature at Hamdeok Beach and Woljeongri Beach. Step out of Jeju to go to Seogwipo and see Halla Mountain, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, examine the collection at Haenyeo Museum, get outside with Sehwa Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Gimpo.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

1
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Gimpo

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gimpo trip simple and quick.

Explore your travel options from Jeju to Gimpo with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Gimpo

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · 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.