30 days in South Korea Itinerary

30 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea travel route maker

Make it your trip
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Seoul
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gongju
— 3 nights
Drive to Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513), Fly to Jeju
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Suncheon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
Drive
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Busan
— 4 nights
Drive to Gimhae International Airport, Fly to Tamiami

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Seoul

— 6 nights
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 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get great views at N Seoul Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and wander the streets of Insadong.

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Tamiami, USA to Seoul is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tamiami to Seoul, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tamiami in May; daily highs in Seoul reach 75°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Sokcho

— 3 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Venture out of the city with trips to Osaek Jujeongol Valley (in Yangyang-gun) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ulsanbawi Rock and witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sokcho holiday planning website.

You can drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gongju

— 3 nights
Gongju, also spelt Kongju, is a city in South Chungcheong province, South Korea.HistoryGongju was formerly named Ungjin and was the capital of Baekje from AD 475 to 538. Explore Gongju's surroundings by going to Buyeo-gun (Nakhwaam Rock & Busosanseong Fortress) and Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress and take in the spiritual surroundings of Magoksa Temple.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gongju road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Sokcho to Gongju with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Gongju are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gongju

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeongbang Waterfall, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, head off the coast to Udo, and take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeju online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gongju to Jeju. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Suncheon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Suncheon

— 3 nights

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.
Explore Suncheon's surroundings by going to Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun) and Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Hwaeomsa Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple and make a trip to Suncheon Open Film Set.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Suncheon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Suncheon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Gyeongju

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon) and Seomun Market (in Daegu). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and appreciate the history behind Seokguram.

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Getting from Suncheon to Gyeongju by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Busan

— 4 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, make a trip to BIFF Square, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 66°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.