25 days in South Korea Itinerary

25 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  7 h 30 min
1
Seoul
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Changwon
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Daegu
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
5
Suwon
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
6
Seoul
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Bus:  4 h
7
Seogwipo
— 4 nights
Bus:  45 min
8
Jeju
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
9
Busan
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
10
Ulsan
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
11
Gyeongju
— 1 day
+4
Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly + Subway:  11 h 45 min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ewha Womans University and Changgyeonggung Palace. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Gwanghwamun Square, walk around Seoullo 7017, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jogyesa Temple.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip builder tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 10- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Seoul. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get cooler in Seoul: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Changwon.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Ewha Womans University ©
Ewha Womans University
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

1
night
Changwon

Changwon ©
Changwon is the capital city of Gyeongsangnam-do, on the southeast coast of South Korea. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): head outdoors with Paryongsan Doltab, stroll around Yongji Munhwa Park, then explore the activities along Yeojwacheon Stream, then don't miss a visit to Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Jehwangsan Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Changwon trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seoul to Changwon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in November, expect nights in Changwon to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Daegu.

Things to do in Changwon

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
Jehwangsan Park ©
Jehwangsan Park
Yongji Munhwa Park ©
Yongji Munhwa Park

2
nights
Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
On the 24th (Sun), stroll around Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, explore the striking landscape of Gayasan National Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Seomun Market. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Donghwasa, examine the collection at Daegu Safety Theme Park, then don't miss a visit to Dalseung Korea-Japan Friendship Center, and finally stroll around Apsan Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Daegu travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Changwon to Daegu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Changwon in November: highs in Daegu hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Daegu

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gayasan National Park ©
Gayasan National Park
Apsan Park
Apsan Park
Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get outside with Songjiho Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Bongpo Beach and then take in the natural beauty of Osaek Carbonated Hot Springs.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sokcho road trip website.

You can drive from Daegu to Sokcho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Suwon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Goseong-gun, Osaek Carbonated Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park

1
day
Suwon

Suwon ©
The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Dongbukgongsimdon, make a trip to Hwaseong Fortress, stroll around Mansuk Park, then contemplate the long history of Changryongmun Gate, and finally steep yourself in history at Hwaseong Haenggung Palace.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Suwon holiday planning app.

Getting from Sokcho to Suwon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In November, daytime highs in Suwon are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Suwon

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress
Changryongmun Gate ©
Changryongmun Gate
Mansuk Park ©
Mansuk Park

2
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Samcheongdong-gil Road, then admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, then stroll around Yeouido Hangang Park, and finally stroll around Yeouido Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul vacation maker.

Drive from Suwon to Seoul in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Samcheongdong-gil Road ©
Samcheongdong-gil Road
Yeouido Park ©
Yeouido Park

4
nights
Seogwipo

Seogwipo ©
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Songaksan Mountain and Gwangchigi Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, see the interesting displays at World Seashell Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Seongsan Ilchulbong, and find something for the whole family at PLAY KPOP.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seogwipo trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Seoul to Seogwipo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Jeju.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Songaksan Mountain ©
Songaksan Mountain
Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff ©
Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff

3
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Udo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hallasan and Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm. Step out of Jeju with an excursion to Halla Mountain in Seogwipo--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, make a trip to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road), Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeju online trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Seogwipo to Jeju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Halla Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Udo ©
Udo
Hallasan
Hallasan
Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road) ©
Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road)

3
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 8th (Sun): get outside with Haeundae Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Igidae Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, then get outside with Songdo Beach, and finally snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge.

Start your trip to Busan by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ulsan.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Igidae Park ©
Igidae Park
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae

1
night
Ulsan

Ulsan ©
A powerhouse of industry not just for South Korea but the world, Ulsan offers up a thriving metropolis dominated by trade but interspersed with some undisturbed scenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest, then stroll around Ulsan Grand Park, and then walk around Taehwa River Seepri Bamboo Grove.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ulsan tour planning website.

Getting from Busan to Ulsan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Ulsan sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Ulsan

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ulsan Grand Park ©
Ulsan Grand Park

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Tongiljeon, then explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seokguram.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju road trip app.

You can take a train from Ulsan to Gyeongju in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ulsan in December, you will find days in Gyeongju are slightly colder (3°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongju National Park ©
Gyeongju National Park
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Tongiljeon ©
Tongiljeon

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