29 days in South Korea Itinerary

29 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 5 nights
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Sokcho
— 4 nights
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Andong
— 2 nights
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Changnyeong-gun
— 1 night
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 5 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 7 nights

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Korea and The War Memorial of Korea. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Suwon (Hwahongmun Gate, Hwaseong Fortress, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Myeongdong Shopping Street, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and visit Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul holiday builder site.

Manchester, UK to Seoul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in May, expect Seoul to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Get some historical perspective at Naksansa Temple and Baekdamsa Temple. Relax by the water at Jeongdongjin Beach and Bongpo Beach. Step out of Sokcho with an excursion to Gangmun Beach in Gangneung--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park, contemplate the long history of Gwongeumseong Fortress, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and hike along Ulsanbawi Rock.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sokcho online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Jeongdongjin Beach ©
Jeongdongjin Beach
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock-carved Standing Buddha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, and then wander the streets of Andong Gunja Village. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum, contemplate the long history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and then steep yourself in history at Okyeonjeongsa House.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Andong road trip planning website.

Getting from Sokcho to Andong by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Andong, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Changnyeong-gun.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Bongjeongsa ©
Bongjeongsa
Hahoe Mask Museum ©
Hahoe Mask Museum

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Changnyeong-gun

Changnyeong-gun ©
Although many Changnyeong-gun tours revolve around its distinctive cultural legacy that dates back to the early Three Kingdoms period, there are still plenty of things to do for those pursuing great outdoors.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): trek along Hwawangsan Mountain and then identify plant and animal life at Upo Wetland.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Changnyeong-gun trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Andong to Changnyeong-gun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Andong in May, expect nights in Changnyeong-gun to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are much warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Changnyeong-gun

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Upo Wetland ©
Upo Wetland
Hwawangsan Mountain ©
Hwawangsan Mountain

3
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gyeongju National Museum and Silla Arts And Science Museum. Get some historical perspective at Bulguksa Temple and Eunhaesa Temple. Step out of Gyeongju with an excursion to Seomun Market in Daegu--about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Seokguram, contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Gyeongju trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Changnyeong-gun to Gyeongju with the Route module. When traveling from Changnyeong-gun in May, plan for much colder days in Gyeongju, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

5
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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Head to Jagalchi Market and Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum Cityfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Haedong Yonggung Temple and Beomeosa Temple. There's much more to do: get outside with Haeundae Beach, hunt for treasures at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, and examine the collection at Busan Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Busan online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in June, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manjanggul Cave and Geomunoreum. Get a sense of the local culture at Gwaneumsa Temple and Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Gwangchigi Beach). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, walk around Handam Park, and look for gifts at The Islander.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju travel route planner.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong

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