31 days in South Korea Itinerary

31 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Train:  16 h 45 min
1
Seoul
— 8 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Daegu
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Jeonju
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Gwangju
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
Busan
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
6
Seoul
— 8 nights
Train + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Barcelona

8
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.
Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to Nami Island in Chuncheon, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, take a stroll through Insadong, and explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary maker website.

Barcelona, Spain to Seoul is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Seoul is 8 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in March, with highs in Seoul at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Daegu.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nami Island
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Insadong ©
Insadong

2
nights
Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Seomun Market, see the interesting displays at Heeum - Museum of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, then stroll around Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cheongna Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Daegu Art Museum, then walk around Apsan Park, and then steep yourself in history at Donghwasa.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Daegu day trip app.

Traveling by train from Seoul to Daegu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in March, you will find days in Daegu are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). You will leave for Jeonju on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Seomun Market
Seomun Market
Daegu Art Museum ©
Daegu Art Museum

2
nights
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
On the 12th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall and then see the interesting displays at Royal Portrait Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Omokdae and Imokdae, don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village, then contemplate the long history of Gyeonggijeon Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Jeonju Gaeksa.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jeonju vacation planning app.

Drive from Daegu to Jeonju in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Daegu in March, you will find days in Jeonju are a bit cooler (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gwangju.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites Museums
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Omokdae and Imokdae ©
Omokdae and Imokdae
Jeonju Hanok Village ©
Jeonju Hanok Village
Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine

3
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at 5.18 Memorial Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, and then stroll around Peace Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gwangju trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Jeonju to Gwangju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Jeonju in March, plan for slightly colder days in Gwangju, with highs around 1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gwangju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Damyang Juknokwon
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5.18 Memorial Park ©
5.18 Memorial Park
Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple ©
Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple
May 18th National Cemetery ©
May 18th National Cemetery

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: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Busan online travel route planner.

Drive from Gwangju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Gwangju in March, plan for warmer days in Busan, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Spas
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

8
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park (in Bucheon), Yongin (Everland & Korean Folk Village) and Suwon (Suwon Jeil Church, Hwaseong Fortress, &more). Enjoy Seoul some more: walk around Banpo Hangang Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Myeong-dong Cathedral, make a trip to Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun), and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planner.

Fly from Busan to Seoul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Suwon, Yongin, Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park, Ilsan Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress
Banpo Hangang Park ©
Banpo Hangang Park
Korean Folk Village ©
Korean Folk Village

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