25 days in South Korea Itinerary

25 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 1 night
2
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
3
Busan
— 3 nights
4
Changwon
— 2 nights
5
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
6
Jeonju
— 3 nights
7
Seoul
— 8 nights

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul itinerary planning tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in March, you will find days in Seoul are little chillier (13°C), and nights are much colder (1°C). On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums · Parks · Shopping

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll explore and learn at The Islander and Bonte Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seongeup Folk Village and Samseonghyeol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (O’sulloc Tea Museum, World Seashell Museum, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, engage your brain at Nexon Computer Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Saebyeol Oreum.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jeju trip maker.

Fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Bonte Museum ©
Bonte Museum
Seongeup Folk Village ©
Seongeup Folk Village
Samseonghyeol ©
Samseonghyeol

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Head to Jagalchi Market and Tower Galleryfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tomb of King Suro and Gimhae National Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Tongdosa Temple in Yangsan (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, steep yourself in history at Geumjung Mt. fortress, walk around Yongdusan Park, and see the interesting displays at Trick Eye Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan visit planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In March, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Changwon.

Things to do in Busan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Gimhae, Tongdosa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Tomb of King Suro ©
Tomb of King Suro
Gimhae National Museum ©
Gimhae National Museum

2
nights
Changwon

Changwon ©
Changwon is the capital city of Gyeongsangnam-do, on the southeast coast of South Korea. On the 27th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Korea Naval Academy Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yeojwacheon Stream, then don't miss a visit to Masan Agu-jjim Street, and finally examine the collection at Munsin Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The House of Changwon and then examine the collection at Gyeongnam Art Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Changwon travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Busan to Changwon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Busan in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Changwon, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Changwon

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
Munsin Art Museum ©
Munsin Art Museum
Korea Naval Academy Museum ©
Korea Naval Academy Museum

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gyeongju National Museum and Art Sonje Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bulguksa Temple and Golgulsa Temple. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory and take in the spiritual surroundings of Seokguram.

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

Traveling by car from Changwon to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Changwon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Jeonju.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Cheomseongdae Observatory ©
Cheomseongdae Observatory

3
nights
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Get some historical perspective at Gyeonggijeon Shrine and Hanbyeokdang Pavilion. Explore hidden gems such as Jeondong Catholic Church and Korea Traditional Culture Center. Get out of town with these interesting Jeonju side-trips: Seodong Park (in Buyeo-gun) and Mireuksaji National Museum (in Iksan). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hanji Museum, admire the striking features of Jeonju Gaeksa, make a trip to Jeonju Hanok Village, and take an in-depth tour of Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jeonju trip planner.

Drive from Gyeongju to Jeonju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in March, expect nights in Jeonju to be a bit cooler, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Seodong Park, Mireuksaji National Museum
Highlights from your plan
Seodong Park ©
Seodong Park
Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Jeondong Catholic Church ©
Jeondong Catholic Church

8
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and DMZ Haemaru Village. Trickeye Museum Seoul and National Folk Museum of Korea will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Dongbukgongsimdon). See even more of Seoul: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongeunsa Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Myeong-dong Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Seoul Arts Center.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seoul holiday builder app.

Take a train from Jeonju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Suwon, DMZ Haemaru Village
Highlights from your plan
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul

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