30 days in South Korea Itinerary

30 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
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Suncheon
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Daejeon
— 3 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
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Seoul
— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Gwangchigi Beach). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Sangumburi Crater, kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Bijarim Forest.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jeju trip planner.

Hyderabad, India to Jeju is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Suncheon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Beaches · 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

2
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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.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songgwangsa Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Suncheon Open Film Set, walk around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Suncheon online day trip planner.

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. November in Suncheon sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Seonamsa Temple
4.6
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Religious Site
Songgwangsa Temple
4.3
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Religious Site
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵
4.6

5
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Take a break from Busan with a short trip to Oedo Botania in Geoje, about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, make a trip to Gwangandaegyo Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Busan road trip planner.

Drive from Suncheon to Busan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Suncheon in November, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, then appreciate the history behind Seokguram, and then steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gyeongju online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Daejeon.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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

3
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Change things up with these side-trips from Daejeon: Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun), Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan) and Songnisan National Park (in Boeun-gun). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, see the interesting displays at Gongju National Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Daeheungdong Catholic Church.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Daejeon day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Gyeongju to Daejeon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gyeongju in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Daejeon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 19th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at Jana-line Zipwire, head off the coast to Nami Island, and then walk around Jade Garden Natural Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, and then examine the collection at Chuncheon Art Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chuncheon trip builder.

You can drive from Daejeon to Chuncheon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Chuncheon sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature · 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

3
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Take a break from Sokcho with a short trip to Baekdamsa Temple in Inje-gun, about 50 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Biryong Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and make a splash at Seorak Waterpia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sokcho trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Sokcho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Seoul.

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

7
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon (about 1h 5 min away). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, walk around Haneul Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and visit Insadong.

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Drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Side Trip

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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