31 days in South Korea Itinerary

31 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Cheju
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513), Drive to Gongju
2
Gongju
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Buan-gun
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gwangju
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Suncheon
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Busan
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Chuncheon
— 1 night
Drive
10
Seoul
— 7 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

S M T W T F S
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

5
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). Spend the 20th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, examine the collection at Jeju National Museum, get outside with Saryeoni Forest Path, and head off the coast to Udo.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip itinerary maker tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Jeju is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Brussels to Jeju, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gongju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

2
nights
Gongju

Gongju, also spelt Kongju, is a city in South Chungcheong province, South Korea.HistoryGongju was formerly named Ungjin and was the capital of Baekje from AD 475 to 538. On the 25th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Busosanseong Fortress, see the interesting displays at Buyeo National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Nakhwaam Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Gongju National Museum, steep yourself in history at Gongsanseong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gapsa temple.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Gongju holiday builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jeju to Gongju. November in Gongju sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Buan-gun.

Things to do in Gongju

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
Buan-gun

On the 27th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Byeonsanbando National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Naesosa Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Buan Celadon Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buan-gun attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gongju to Buan-gun. Traveling from Gongju in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Buan-gun, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Buan-gun

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Change things up with these side-trips from Gwangju: Gochang-gun (Gochangeupseong Fortress & Seonunsa Temple) and Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mudeungsan National Park, walk around Peace Park, get outside with Soswaewon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gwangju road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buan-gun to Gwangju. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Buan-gun in November: highs in Gwangju hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Suncheon.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
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 1st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songgwangsa Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Suncheon Bay Garden, don't miss a visit to Suncheon Open Film Set, and then browse the fresh offerings at Suncheon Aretjang Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Suncheon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Gwangju to Suncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, Suncheon is a bit cooler than Gwangju - with highs of 7°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

4
nights
Busan

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Haeundae Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Busan online route planner.

Traveling by car from Suncheon to Busan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Suncheon in December, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, get to know the fascinating history of Gyerim Forest, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golgulsa Temple. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Silla Arts And Science Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Gyeongju tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in December, you will find days in Gyeongju are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

2
nights
Sokcho

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, then trek along Biryong Falls, and then head outdoors with Osaek Jujeongol Valley.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sokcho travel planner.

Drive from Gyeongju to Sokcho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

1
night
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 11th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of World Oncheon, then head off the coast to Nami Island, and then admire the sheer force of Gugok Pokpo.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chuncheon tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

7
nights
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.
Pack the 16th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seoul online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Seoul in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. In December, daytime highs in Seoul are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

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.