29 days in South Korea Itinerary

29 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan
— 4 nights
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Gangneung
— 2 nights
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 5 nights
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Daejeon
— 4 nights
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Suncheon
— 2 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 7 nights
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Busan

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Change things up with a short trip to Oedo Botania in Geoje (about 1h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, head outdoors with Songjeong Beach, and see the interesting displays at Busan Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Busan planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Busan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Busan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in March, things will get cooler in Busan: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyeongju: Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan) and Seomun Market (in Daegu). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, and engage your brain at Silla Arts And Science Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju online vacation builder.

Getting from Busan to Gyeongju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in March, plan for little chillier days in Gyeongju, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Gangneung.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Gangneung

A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Gyeongpodae, then get curious at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, and then kick back and relax at Gangmun Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): get outside with Jeongdongjin Beach, walk around Tongil Park (Unification Park), and then get outside with Gyeongpo Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Gangneung online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Gangneung in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Pyeongchang-gun

A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall and then hit the slopes at Phoenix Snow Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pyeongchang-gun trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Gangneung to Pyeongchang-gun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, take a stroll through Insadong, and get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul vacation builder.

Getting from Pyeongchang-gun to Seoul by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Daejeon.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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Daejeon

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daejeon: Jeonju (Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center, Jeonju Hanok Village, &more), Beopjusa Temple (in Boeun-gun) and Cheongju (Cheongju National Museum, Cheongnamdae, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, look and learn at Daejeon Observatory, get curious at National Science Museum, and snap pictures at Expo Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Daejeon online travel route planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Daejeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in March, Daejeon is little chillier at night with lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Suncheon.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Suncheon

Korea's Ecological Capital.

Establishing a name for itself as "Korea's Ecological Capital," Suncheon sits nestled on the southwest coastline of the Korean peninsula, a haven of scenic beauty.
On the 21st (Sun), stroll around Jukdobong Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, and then make a trip to Suncheon Open Film Set. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songgwangsa Temple and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Suncheon trip planner.

Drive from Daejeon to Suncheon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Daejeon in March, expect nights in Suncheon to be somewhat warmer, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Jeju, Jeju Island

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Go for a jaunt from Jeju to Seogwipo to see Seongsan Ilchulbong about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, stroll around Sarabong Park, and Head underground at Manjanggul Cave.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jeju tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Suncheon to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

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.