31 days in South Korea Itinerary

31 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 5 nights
2
Jeonju
— 4 nights
3
Daegu
— 4 nights
4
Gyeongju
— 4 nights
5
Busan
— 4 nights
6
Jeju
— 5 nights
7
Incheon
— 3 nights

5
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 some historical perspective at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Hwaseong Fortress. Do some cultural sightseeing at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Seodaemun Prison History Hall. Change things up with a short trip to Yeonmudae (Dongjangdae) in Suwon (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, explore the wide array of goods at Shinsegae Dept. Store Main, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Seoul. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Seoul to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Jeonju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Suwon
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Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeonggijeon Shrine and Seongheung Sanseong Fortress. Step off the beaten path and head to Taeansa Temple and Omokdae and Imokdae. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeonju: Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon) and Buyeo-gun (Baekje Historical Museum & Busosanseong). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeondong Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Hanbyeokdang Pavillion, admire the striking features of Jeonju Gaeksa, and shop like a local with Jeonju Crafts Exhibition Hall.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeonju trip maker app.

You can take a train from Seoul to Jeonju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in September: highs in Jeonju hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Daegu.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Buyeo-gun, Taeansa Temple, Gwanghallu Pavilion
Highlights from your plan
Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Jeondong Catholic Church ©
Jeondong Catholic Church
Seongheung Sanseong Fortress ©
Seongheung Sanseong Fortress

4
nights
Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haeinsa and Donghwasa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Andong imcheonggak and House of Goseong Lee's Tapdong Branch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daegu: Goryeong Daegaya Historic Site (in Goryeong-gun), Andong (Seonseonghyun Gaeksa, Sungjingol Mural Village, &more) and Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Daegu Art Factory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The First Presbyterian Church of Daegu, examine the collection at House of Seo Sangdon, and get engrossed in the history at Daegu Police Experience Hall.

Discover how to plan a Daegu trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Jeonju to Daegu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Daegu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Andong, Haeinsa, Goryeong Daegaya Historic Site, Eunhaesa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Haeinsa ©
Haeinsa
Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Andong imcheonggak ©
Andong imcheonggak

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cheonmachong Tomb and Gyeongju National Museum. Bulguksa Temple and Royal Tomb of Queen Seondeok will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Daewangam Park in Ulsan (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Historic Area, appreciate the history behind Tongiljeon, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Seokguram.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gyeongju online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Daegu to Gyeongju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Daegu in September, you will find days in Gyeongju are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Daewangam Park
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Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like UN Memorial Cemetery and Monument Dedicated to Medical Assistance Units in the Korean War. Get some cultural insight at Beomeosa Temple and Shinsegae Gallery. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, view the masterpieces at Gallery 604, and get outside with Songdo Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Busan trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in September, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

5
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Spirited Garden and Drama World. Take a break from the city and head to Hamdeok Beach and Hallasan. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach, hunt for treasures at Dongmun Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Islander.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Busan in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Jeju, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Incheon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spirited Garden ©
Spirited Garden

3
nights
Incheon

Incheon ©
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Gwangmyeong Cave, learn more about the world around you at Bucheon Natural Ecological Park, and then see the interesting displays at Korea Manhwa Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at National Institute of Biological Resources, thenexamine the collection at Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living, thenstop by Square 1, and finally see the interesting displays at The Museum of Korean Modern Literature.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Incheon online day trip planner.

Fly from Jeju to Incheon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, train, and subway. Traveling from Jeju in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Incheon, with lows of °C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Incheon

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bucheon, Gwangmyeong Cave
Highlights from your plan
National Institute of Biological Resources ©
National Institute of Biological Resources
Korea Manhwa Museum ©
Korea Manhwa Museum
Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living ©
Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living

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