29 days in South Korea Itinerary

29 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
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Daejeon
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Andong
— 1 night
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Seoul
— 6 nights

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). There's much more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, walk around Hallim Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sangumburi Crater.

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Toronto, Canada to Jeju is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Jeju. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect nights in Jeju to be warmer, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Daejeon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Seongsan Ilchulbong
4.6
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Garden
Hallim Park
4.1

3
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Explore Daejeon's surroundings by going to Songnisan National Park (in Boeun-gun), Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan) and Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, pause for some serene contemplation at Daeheungdong Catholic Church, examine the collection at Currency Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gapsa temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Daejeon, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Jeju to Daejeon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Jeju in October, things will get slightly colder in Daejeon: highs are around 20°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Daejeon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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National Park
Songnisan National Park
4.7
Specialty Museum
Buyeo National Museum
4.4

5
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Step out of Busan to go to Geoje and see Oedo Botania, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, and hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Busan trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Daejeon to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Daejeon in October: highs in Busan hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Haedong Yonggung Temple
4.1
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Lookout
Taejongdae
4.3

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park. On the next day, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, and then steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Gyeongju trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Bulguksa Temple
4.5
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Water Body
Anapji Pond
4.1
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World heritage site
Seokguram
2.9

1
night
Andong

Andong ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Buyongdae, appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Andong tour planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Andong sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
4.0
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World heritage site
Bongjeongsa
4.6
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Geologic Formation
Buyongdae
4.2

3
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Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Step out of Sokcho with an excursion to Baekdamsa Temple in Inje-gun--about 50 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, admire the sheer force of Biryong Falls, cool off at Seorak Waterpia, and take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sokcho trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Andong to Sokcho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Sokcho sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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National Park
Seoraksan National Park
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Ulsanbawi Rock
4.7
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Waterfall
Biryong Falls
4.1

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Chuncheon Makguksu Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then appreciate the history behind Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Chuncheon Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, and then take in the natural beauty of World Oncheon.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chuncheon road trip site.

You can drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sokcho in October since evenings lows in Chuncheon dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Island
Nami Island
4.3
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Religious Site
Cheongpyeongsa
4.3

6
nights
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.
Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, walk around Haneul Park, and take a stroll through Insadong.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Chuncheon to Seoul by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a subway. Traveling from Chuncheon in October, Seoul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
4.5
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Must see
N Seoul Tower
4.2

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