31 days in Gangwon-do Itinerary

31 days in Gangwon-do Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Gangwon-do route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Gimpo International Airport, Drive to Wonju
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Wonju
— 3 nights
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 6 nights
Drive
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Samcheok
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sokcho
— 7 nights
Drive
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Inje-gun
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chuncheon
— 5 nights
Drive to Gimpo International Airport, Fly to Auckland

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Wonju

— 3 nights
Wonju is the most populous city in Gangwon province, South Korea.Wonju is a city approximately east of Seoul and the capital can be reached within 1hr 20 minutes by bus or train. Wonju is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guryongsa Temple, find something for the whole family at Hanji Theme Park, get engrossed in the history at Wonju City History Museum, and see the interesting displays at Museum SAN.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wonju trip itinerary builder tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Wonju is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in March, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Wonju: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Wonju

Museums · Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Pyeongchang-gun

— 6 nights
A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Pyeongchang-gun side-trips: Jeongseon-gun (Baekseok Falls, Jeongseon Hwaam Cave, &more). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Odaesan National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Snow Park, cool off at Ocean 700, get to know the resident critters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, and don't miss a visit to Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pyeongchang-gun vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wonju to Pyeongchang-gun. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Samcheok.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Samcheok

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Samcheok: Taebaeksan National Park (in Taebaek) and Donghae (Mureung Valley, Mukho Port, &more).

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Samcheok road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pyeongchang-gun to Samcheok. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sokcho.

Things to do in Samcheok

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sokcho

— 7 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gangneung (Ojukheon, Gyeongpo Beach, &more) and Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple, Naksan Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park, trek along Biryong Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ulsanbawi Rock, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinheungsa Temple.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sokcho tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Samcheok to Sokcho. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Inje-gun.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Inje-gun

— 3 nights
Step out of Inje-gun to go to Yanggu-gun and see The 4th Tunnel, which is approximately 1h 5 min away.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inje-gun trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Sokcho to Inje-gun with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Inje-gun

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Chuncheon

— 5 nights
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hongcheon-gun (Sutasa Temple & Vivaldi Park Ocean World). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, take a stroll through Chuncheon Myeongdong Street, examine the collection at Chuncheon Makguksu Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon holiday website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inje-gun to Chuncheon. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Museums · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Gangwon-do travel guide

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Islands · National Parks · Beaches
Predominantly mountainous, the northernmost province of Gangwon-do offers a wide range of outdoor activities in natural scenery. A typical Gangwon-do itinerary includes scenic hikes through national parks dotted by Buddha statues and tall pagodas, plus relaxation on clean beaches in summer or excellent skiing in winter. Take a cable car to enjoy a view of the World Heritage-listed mountain biosphere, and tour the Demilitarized Zone to understand the magnitude of foreign-imposed division. Forests with edible alpine plants and mushrooms add unique flavors to Gangwon-do's cuisine, which also uses cuttlefish and pollock harvested from the long, steep coast.