28 days in South Korea Itinerary

28 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 1 night
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Yeosu
— 1 night
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Boseong-gun
— 1 day
Drive
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Wando-gun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Damyang-gun
— 1 day
Drive
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Jeonju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Daegu
— 1 night
Drive
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Andong
— 1 night
Drive
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Sokcho
— 1 night
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Yeongam-gun
— 1 night
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Ulsan
— 3 nights
Fly to Gimpo International Airport, Drive to Pocheon
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Pocheon
— 2 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 5 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum and Gwaneumsa Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Hallasan and Hamdeok Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach & Halla Mountain). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, walk around Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, and stroll through Sehwa Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jeju trip planning website.

Seoul to Jeju is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Busan

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the views from Busan Harbor Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Songdo Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haeundae Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tomb of King Suro, take an in-depth tour of Gimhae National Museum, then kick back and relax at Dadaepo Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Busan Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Busan route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yeosu.

Things to do in Busan

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yeosu

— 1 night

http://tour.yeosu.go.kr/en

A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hyangiram Hermitage, then kick back and relax at Manseongri Black Sand Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Aeyangwon History Hall, and finally wander the streets of Nangman Pocha Street (Cart Bars). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Yeosu Jinnamgwan, then head off the coast to Odongdo, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Namhae Pyeonbaek Recreational Forest.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yeosu journey planner.

Take a bus from Busan to Yeosu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in June, expect nights in Yeosu to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boseong-gun.

Things to do in Yeosu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boseong-gun

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Daewonsa Tibetan Museum, then examine the collection at Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum, and then stroll through Yulpo Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boseong-gun trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yeosu to Boseong-gun. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yeosu in June, with highs in Boseong-gun at 28°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wando-gun.

Things to do in Boseong-gun

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Wando-gun

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihwangsa Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dosolam Hermitage, and then look and learn at Ttangkkeut Observatory.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wando-gun travel route builder app.

Explore your travel options from Boseong-gun to Wando-gun with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Wando-gun

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gwangju

— 2 nights
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Chosun University Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park and then examine the collection at WooJaeGil Art Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gwangju road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wando-gun to Gwangju. In June, daytime highs in Gwangju are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Damyang-gun.

Things to do in Gwangju

Nature · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Damyang-gun

— 1 day
Jirisan National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jirisan National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Myeongokheonrimwon Garden, examine the collection at Korea Bamboo Museum, then steep yourself in history at Geumseongsanseong Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Damyang Sikyeongjeong Pavilion, and finally take a peaceful walk through Damyang Juknokwon.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Gwangju to Damyang-gun. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Jeonju.

Things to do in Damyang-gun

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Jeonju

— 2 nights
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Geumsansa Temple and then take an in-depth tour of Mireuksaji National Museum. On your second day here, take a stroll through Jaman Mural Village, steep yourself in history at Gyeonggijeon Shrine, then get engrossed in the history at Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Jeonju Arboretum.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Jeonju trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Damyang-gun to Jeonju. When traveling from Damyang-gun in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jeonju: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Daegu.

Things to do in Jeonju

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daegu

— 1 night
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Daegu Safety Theme Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Donghwasa, then take an in-depth tour of Daegu Cultural and Arts Hall History of Soil Hall, then see the interesting displays at Sanghwa Yi's Old House, and finally wander the streets of Bongsan Culture Street. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Gayasan National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Daegu trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Jeonju to Daegu in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Jeonju in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Daegu: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Andong.

Things to do in Daegu

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Andong

— 1 night

Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture

Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, examine the collection at Yiyuksa Literary Museum, then take a stroll through Andong Gunja Village, and finally contemplate the long history of Andong imcheonggak.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Andong driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Daegu to Andong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Andong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Sokcho

— 1 night
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Mountain Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheonjin Beach, then examine the collection at Seokbong Ceramic Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple.

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Drive from Andong to Sokcho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yeongam-gun.

Things to do in Sokcho

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Yeongam-gun

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Jeolla Naval Fortress Site, then examine the collection at Jeolla Military Fortress Hamel Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dasan Chodang (Dasan Jeong Yak-yong historical site), and finally take an in-depth tour of Naju National Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yeongam-gun visit website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sokcho to Yeongam-gun. In July, daytime highs in Yeongam-gun are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ulsan.

Things to do in Yeongam-gun

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ulsan

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Yeongnam Alps

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.
You've now added Taehwa River Seepri Bamboo Grove to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golgulsa Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple. On the next day, stroll around Taehwa River Seepri Bamboo Grove, then contemplate the waterfront views at Taehwagang National Garden, and then take a peaceful walk through Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ulsan vacation website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yeongam-gun to Ulsan. Traveling from Yeongam-gun in July, you will find days in Ulsan are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pocheon.

Things to do in Ulsan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Pocheon

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Korea National Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongseonsa Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pocheon tour itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ulsan to Pocheon. In July in Pocheon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pocheon

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.

Gangwon-do travel guide

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Islands · National Parks · Beaches
Predominantly mountainous, the northernmost province of Gangwon-do offers a wide range of outdoor activities in natural scenery. A typical Gangwon-do itinerary includes scenic hikes through national parks dotted by Buddha statues and tall pagodas, plus relaxation on clean beaches in summer or excellent skiing in winter. Take a cable car to enjoy a view of the World Heritage-listed mountain biosphere, and tour the Demilitarized Zone to understand the magnitude of foreign-imposed division. Forests with edible alpine plants and mushrooms add unique flavors to Gangwon-do's cuisine, which also uses cuttlefish and pollock harvested from the long, steep coast.