30 days in South Korea Itinerary

30 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan
— 4 nights
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Suncheon
— 2 nights
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
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Buan-gun
— 1 night
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Seoul
— 6 nights

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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: get outside with Haeundae Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and walk around Yongdusan Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Busan tour itinerary maker app.

Denver, USA to Busan is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Denver to Busan due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Busan when traveling from Denver in December, with lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Suncheon.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

2
nights
Suncheon

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songgwangsa Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Jukdobong Park, then don't miss a visit to Suncheon Open Film Set, and then walk around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Suncheon road trip tool.

Getting from Busan to Suncheon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Busan in December, plan for little chillier days in Suncheon, with highs around 34°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gwangju.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Seonamsa Temple ©
Seonamsa Temple
Suncheon Open Film Set ©
Suncheon Open Film Set
Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple

2
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mudeungsan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Yangnim-dong History & Culture Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Unjusa, then get outside with Soswaewon, and then take a stroll around Asia Culture Center.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gwangju road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Suncheon to Gwangju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Gwangju are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Buan-gun.

Things to do in Gwangju

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mudeungsan National Park ©
Mudeungsan National Park
Unjusa ©
Unjusa
Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple ©
Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple

1
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Buan-gun

Buan-gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Naesosa Temple and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Byeonsanbando National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Buan-gun trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gwangju to Buan-gun. Traveling from Gwangju in December, expect nights in Buan-gun to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Buan-gun

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Naesosa Temple ©
Naesosa Temple

6
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.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Gwangchigi Beach). Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, step off the mainland to explore Udo, kick back and relax at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, and walk around Handam Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jeju vacation app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Buan-gun to Jeju. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan) and Daegu (Seomun Market & Gukchaebosang Memorial Park). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon, contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, and see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

Discover how to plan a Gyeongju trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Jeju to Gyeongju by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in December, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

2
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Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, then get outside with Osaek Jujeongol Valley, and finally kick back and relax at Cheonjin Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sokcho trip tool.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Sokcho in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park, step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then appreciate the history behind Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chuncheon online visit planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Gangchon Rail Park ©
Gangchon Rail Park

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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.
Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get great views at N Seoul Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and walk around Namsan Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seoul journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Seoul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In December in Seoul, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 24°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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