30 days in South Korea Itinerary

30 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Chuncheon
— 1 night
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
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Donghae
— 1 night
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Changnyeong-gun
— 1 night
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Busan
— 5 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 8 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cheonggyecheon Stream and DMZ Haemaru Village. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Seoul Children's Grand Park. The adventure continues: make a trip to Myeongdong Shopping Street, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

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Adelaide, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in April, expect Seoul to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Chuncheon

— 1 night
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 9th (Tue): wander the streets of Chuncheon Myeongdong Street, wander the streets of Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, and finally step off the mainland to explore Nami Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In April, daily temperatures in Chuncheon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Sokcho

— 2 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Naksan Beach, then get outside with Ulsanbawi Rock, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sokcho online holiday planner.

Drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Donghae.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Donghae

— 1 night
On the 12th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Mureung Valley, then get outside with Chuam Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Chotdaebawi (Candlestick Rock).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Donghae route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sokcho to Donghae. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Donghae

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond and Gyeongju National Park. Popular historic sites such as Bulguksa Temple and Cheonmachong Tomb are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, steep yourself in history at Yangdong Folk Village, and pause for some photo ops at Seokguram.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gyeongju trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Donghae to Gyeongju with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Changnyeong-gun.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Changnyeong-gun

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Changnyeong Shilla Jinheungwang Cheokgyeongbi, then take in the awesome beauty at Hwawangsan Mountain, and then identify plant and animal life at Upo Wetland.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Changnyeong-gun trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gyeongju to Changnyeong-gun. While traveling from Gyeongju, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Changnyeong-gun, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Changnyeong-gun

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Busan

— 5 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Relax by the water at Haeundae Beach and Songdo Beach. Head to Busan Gamcheon Culture Village and Jagalchi Marketfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and get great views at Taejongdae.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Busan trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Changnyeong-gun to Busan. In April in Busan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 8 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get some cultural insight at Gwaneumsa Temple and Jeju National Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Gwakji Gwamul Beach and Sehwa Beach. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Halla Mountain & Seongsan Ilchulbong). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Geomunoreum, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, head outdoors with Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, and explore the world behind art at Jeju Folk Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

South Korea travel guide

4.2
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.