28 days in South Korea Itinerary

28 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea vacation planner

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 5 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 6 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Cheonjiyeon Falls). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, get curious at Nexon Computer Museum, hike along Hallasan, and see the interesting displays at Jeju National Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jeju trip maker tool.

Manila, Philippines to Jeju is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Gwangju

— 2 nights
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): walk around Mudeungsan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, and then make a trip to Yangnim-dong History & Culture Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Gwangjuho Lake Eco Park, take an in-depth tour of Gwangju Folk Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sajik Park & Observatory.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gwangju online holiday builder.

Fly from Jeju to Gwangju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In February in Gwangju, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gwangju

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Seoul

— 6 nights
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.
Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul planner.

You can take a train from Gwangju to Seoul in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Gwangju in February, Seoul is a bit cooler at night with lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Chuncheon

— 2 nights
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll around Kalbongsan Recreational Forest, then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gugok Pokpo. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Gangchon Rail Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chuncheon visit planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sokcho

— 2 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): cool off at Seorak Waterpia, then get outside with Osaek Jujeongol Valley, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Peace. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sokcho route builder app.

Getting from Chuncheon to Sokcho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyeongchang-gun

— 2 nights
A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Woljeongsa Temple and then hunt for treasures at Jeongseon 5-day Market. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Herb Nara Nongwon, then hit the slopes at Phoenix Snow Park, and then get to know the resident critters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pyeongchang-gun online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Pyeongchang-gun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side 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 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, pause for some photo ops at Royal Tomb of King Jinpyeong, and then walk around Taehwa River Seepri Bamboo Grove. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Silla Arts And Science Museum, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pyeongchang-gun to Gyeongju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Busan

— 5 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Busan trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in February, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (10°C), and nights are a bit cooler (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

South Korea travel guide

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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.