29 days in South Korea Itinerary

29 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan
— 6 nights
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 2 nights
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Cheongju
— 3 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 4 nights
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Seoul
— 7 nights

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6
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Busan

Busan ©
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, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, walk around Yongdusan Park, and get outside with Gwangalli Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan visit planner.

Chicago, USA to Busan is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Chicago to Busan due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

3
nights
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©

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.
Gyeongju is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, and identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gyeongju journey builder tool.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Gyeongju, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

2
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and then head outdoors with Woljeongri Beach. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Halla Mountain.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Jeju route planning app.

Fly from Gyeongju to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Cheongju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain

3
nights
Cheongju

Cheongju ©
Cheongju is the capital and largest city of North Chungcheong Province in South Korea.HistoryCheongju has been an important provincial town since ancient times.During Hideyoshi's Invasions of Korea, Cheongju was the site of the Battle of Chongju, during which the Korean forces re-took the city from the Japanese forces in an important early victory.The government of the province relocated here from Chungju in 1908.The opening of the Chungbuk-line in 1926 sparked regional development. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Cheongnamdae, go for a walk through Sangdangsanseong Fortress, and then take an in-depth tour of Cheongju National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Beartree Park, find something for the whole family at Tedin Water Park, and then get a sense of history and politics at Chungbuk Provincial Office.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cheongju online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jeju to Cheongju. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Cheongju

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sangdangsanseong Fortress ©
Sangdangsanseong Fortress
Cheongju National Museum ©
Cheongju National Museum
Beartree Park ©
Beartree Park

2
nights
Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
On the 29th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then find something for the whole family at Gangchon Rail Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, wander the streets of Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street, and then stop by Chuncheon Myeongdong Street.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cheongju to Chuncheon. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street ©
Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa

4
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Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sokcho: Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple & Naksan Beach). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's lots more to do: get outside with Ulsanbawi Rock, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sokcho Central Market, steep yourself in history at Gwongeumseong Fortress, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinheungsa Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Sokcho holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Sokcho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

7
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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: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, stroll through Cheonggyecheon Stream, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Seoul, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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