31 days in South Korea Itinerary

31 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 8 nights
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Busan
— 6 nights
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Gangneung
— 4 nights
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Seoul
— 8 nights

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Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Islander and Nexon Computer Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hallasan and Jeju Stone Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Woljeongri Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, head outdoors with Sehwa Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Geomunoreum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jeju day trip tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Jeju is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 14 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Hallasan
Hallasan
Geomunoreum ©
Geomunoreum
Songaksan Mountain ©
Songaksan Mountain

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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Let the collections at Tower Gallery and Gimhae Folk Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gwangalli Beach and Songjeong Beach. Explore Busan's surroundings by going to Yeongnamlu (in Miryang), Tongdosa Temple (in Yangsan) and Gimhae (Gimhae National Museum, Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, trek along Geumjeongsan Mountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Yeojwacheon Stream.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In November, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun ©
Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream

3
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Gyeongju

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram. Get outdoors at Gyeongju National Park and Gyeongju Bird Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Girimsa Temple, and contemplate the long history of Seokbinggo Ice Storage House.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gyeongju vacation maker site.

Getting from Busan to Gyeongju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Gangneung.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Girimsa Temple ©
Girimsa Temple

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Gangneung

Gangneung ©
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gyeongpo Beach and Ojukheon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jeongdongjin Time Museum and Gyeongpodae. Get out of town with these interesting Gangneung side-trips: Chuam Beach (in Donghae) and Seoraksan National Park (in Sokcho). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Gangmun Beach, kick back and relax at Jeongdongjin Beach, don't miss a visit to Jumunjin Breakwater, and hunt for treasures at Gangneung Jungang Market.

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

Drive from Gyeongju to Gangneung in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach
Ojukheon ©
Ojukheon

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bongeunsa Temple and 3D Black Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Eulwangni Beach (in Incheon) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seoul holiday builder app.

Getting from Gangneung to Seoul by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Seoul, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Side Trips

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul

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