31 days in South Korea Itinerary

31 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
2
Mokpo
— 3 nights
3
Gwangju
— 3 nights
4
Busan
— 5 nights
5
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
6
Sokcho
— 2 nights
7
Anseong
— 1 night
8
Seoul
— 6 nights

6
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Gwangchigi Beach). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, walk around Jeju April 3rd Peace Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, and head off the coast to Udo.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jeju driving holiday planner.

Paris, France to Jeju is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Jeju, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get a bit warmer in Jeju: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Mokpo.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Jeju Island, Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

3
nights
Mokpo

Mokpo ©
Mokpo is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, located at the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula, close to Yudal mountain. Explore Mokpo's surroundings by going to Haenam-gun (Duryunsan Mountain Park & Daeheungsa) and Jindo Tower (in Jindo-gun). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mokpo Natural History Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kim Dae Jung Nobel Peace Prize Memorial Hall, walk around Yudalsan Sculpture Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Yudal Mountain.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mokpo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Jeju to Mokpo with the Route module. Traveling from Jeju in October, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Mokpo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Mokpo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haenam-gun, Jindo Tower
Highlights from your plan
Yudalsan Sculpture Park ©
Yudalsan Sculpture Park
Daeheungsa ©
Daeheungsa
Mokpo Natural History Museum ©
Mokpo Natural History Museum

3
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Change things up with these side-trips from Gwangju: Suncheon (Seonamsa Temple & Songgwangsa Temple) and Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park, appreciate the history behind 5.18 Memorial Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kim Bongho's House.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gwangju trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mokpo to Gwangju. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Suncheon, Unjusa
Highlights from your plan
Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple
Mudeungsan National Park ©
Mudeungsan National Park
Seonamsa Temple ©
Seonamsa Temple

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, walk around Yongdusan Park, and kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan attractions planner.

You can drive from Gwangju to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Busan are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

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

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gyeongju: Ulsan (Seoknamsa Temple & Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, and contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gyeongju route builder tool.

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Gyeongju sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ulsan
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Biryong Falls, thenhead outdoors with Ulsanbawi Rock, thentake in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sokcho travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Sokcho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Anseong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

1
night
Anseong

Anseong
Anseong is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, 80km south of Seoul. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mirinae Holy Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Gosam Lake, and then deepen your understanding at Anseong Namsadang Training Center.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Anseong sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sokcho to Anseong. Traveling from Sokcho in October, Anseong is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Anseong

Historic Sites Nature Parks

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Seongnam Arts Center (in Seongnam) and Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion (Dongbukgakru)). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, take a stroll through Insadong, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seoul trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Anseong to Seoul. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seoul when traveling from Anseong in October, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Suwon, Seongnam Arts Center
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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