21 days in South Korea Itinerary

21 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 3 nights
2
Sokcho
— 2 nights
3
Andong
— 2 nights
4
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
5
Busan
— 2 nights
6
Geoje
— 1 night
7
Boseong-gun
— 1 night
8
Damyang-gun
— 1 night
9
Seogwipo
— 2 nights
10
Jeju
— 3 nights

3
nights
Seoul

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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, take a stroll through Insadong, and take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower.

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

Los Angeles, USA to Seoul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Seoul. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Seoul to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple and then explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): get outside with Cheonjin Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baekdamsa Temple, then get outside with Osaek Jujeongol Valley, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sokcho tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Cheonjin Beach, Baekdamsa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley

2
nights
Andong

Andong ©
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and then see the interesting displays at Andong Folk Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take a stroll through Andong Gunja Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa, and then ponder the world of politics at Gyeongbuk Provincial Government Office.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Andong trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Andong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Bongjeongsa ©
Bongjeongsa
Andong Gunja Village ©
Andong Gunja Village

2
nights
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
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 30th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest and then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju tour builder.

You can drive from Andong to Gyeongju in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll around Yongdusan Park, then get great views at Taejongdae, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bongnaesan, and then get outside with Gwangalli Beach.

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Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in May: highs in Busan hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geoje.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

1
night
Geoje

Geoje ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Gonggoji, then get outside with Oedo Botania, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sinseondae.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Geoje trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Busan to Geoje in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Busan in May, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Geoje: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boseong-gun.

Things to do in Geoje

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Oedo Botania ©
Oedo Botania
Sinseondae ©
Sinseondae
Gonggoji ©
Gonggoji

1
night
Boseong-gun

Boseong-gun ©
On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum and then experience rural life at Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon.

Plan a Boseong-gun trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Geoje to Boseong-gun with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Geoje in May, with highs in Boseong-gun at 49°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Damyang-gun.

Things to do in Boseong-gun

Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum ©
Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon

1
night
Damyang-gun

Damyang-gun ©
On the 6th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Gwanbangjerim Forest, contemplate the long history of Geumseongsanseong Fortress, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Damyang Juknokwon.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Damyang-gun online route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boseong-gun to Damyang-gun. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Damyang-gun

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Damyang Juknokwon ©
Damyang Juknokwon
Gwanbangjerim Forest ©
Gwanbangjerim Forest

2
nights
Seogwipo

Seogwipo ©
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Jeongbang Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Seongsan Ilchulbong, and then get outside with Gwangchigi Beach. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Cheonjiyeon Falls, then see the interesting displays at O’sulloc Tea Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, and finally take in the views from Seonim Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seogwipo trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Damyang-gun to Seogwipo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jeju.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Cheonjiyeon Falls ©
Cheonjiyeon Falls
Jeongbang Waterfall ©
Jeongbang Waterfall

3
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Jeju is known for nature, parks, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, and go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Jeju journey planner.

You can drive from Seogwipo to Jeju in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Udo ©
Udo
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

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