31 days in South Korea Itinerary

31 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Busan
— 5 nights
2
Jinju
— 1 night
3
Yeosu
— 1 night
4
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
5
Sokcho
— 4 nights
6
Seoul
— 6 nights
7
Incheon
— 4 nights
8
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 7 nights

5
nights
Busan

Busan ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Haeundae Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and make a trip to Yongdusan Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Busan travel planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Busan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Busan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jinju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

1
night
Jinju

Jinju ©
Jinju is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the activities along Geumhoji, delve into the lush surroundings at Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum, and then explore the historical opulence of Jinjuseong.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jinju route maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Busan to Jinju with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yeosu.

Things to do in Jinju

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jinjuseong ©
Jinjuseong

1
night
Yeosu

Yeosu ©
A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hyangiram Hermitage, appreciate the history behind Statue of Peace, and then head off the coast to Odongdo.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yeosu route tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jinju to Yeosu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Yeosu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Odongdo ©
Odongdo
Hyangiram Hermitage ©
Hyangiram Hermitage

2
nights
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
On the 9th (Sun), witness the site of a historic battle at Gyeongju Eupseong, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, thenexamine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb. On your second day here, make a splash at California Beach, thencontemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gyeongju route maker site.

You can drive from Yeosu to Gyeongju in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Gyeongju sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Nature Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond

4
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sokcho: Woljeongsa (in Pyeongchang-gun), Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple & Hajodae) and Jumunjin Breakwater (in Gangneung). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Baekdamsa Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, take some stellar pictures from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, and trek along Ulsanbawi Rock.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sokcho route planning app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Woljeongsa, Baekdamsa Temple, Jumunjin Breakwater
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Woljeongsa
Woljeongsa

6
nights
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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine.

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Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Incheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong

4
nights
Incheon

Incheon ©
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Lotus Lantern International Meditation Center has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Incheon with an excursion to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Muuido Island, get all the information you need at Giga House, look for gifts at Square 1, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Incheon online tour builder.

Incheon is very close to Seoul. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Incheon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

DMZ Haemaru Village, Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park
Highlights from your plan
Lotus Lantern International Meditation Center ©
DMZ Haemaru Village ©
DMZ Haemaru Village
Muuido Island ©
Muuido Island

7
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach & Seongsan Ilchulbong). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, get outside with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, head off the coast to Udo, and delve into the lush surroundings at Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jeju trip planner.

Getting from Incheon to Jeju by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of subway, train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
Highlights from your plan
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Gwakji Gwamul Beach ©
Gwakji Gwamul Beach

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