31 days in South Korea Itinerary

31 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 11 nights
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Busan
— 4 nights
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Gangneung
— 4 nights
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Seoul
— 5 nights
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Icheon
— 1 night

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Spirited Garden and Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alive Museum Jeju and Jeju Museum of War History & Peace. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (PLAY KPOP, Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, &more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Sehwa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, take a peaceful walk through Hwansang Forest Gotjawal Garden, and stroll around Bijarim Forest.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jeju attractions planning website.

Samsun, Turkey to Jeju is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Samsun to Jeju. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Bijarim Forest ©
Bijarim Forest

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nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Do your shopping at Jagalchi Market and Line Friends - Lotte Department Store, Gwangbok. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Songdo Beach and Gwangalli Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, stroll the grounds of UN Memorial Cemetery, walk around Yongdusan Park, and hunt for treasures at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan trip planning tool.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. August in Busan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Songdo Beach ©
Songdo Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Dadaepo Beach ©
Dadaepo Beach

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cheonmachong Tomb and Seokguram. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gyeongju Historic Area and Anapji Pond. Change things up with these side-trips from Gyeongju: Daegu (Heeum - Museum of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan & Seomun Market). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, cool off at California Beach, and see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gyeongju visit planner.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gangneung.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Gyeongpo Beach and Gangmun Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Daegwanryeong Samyang Ranch and Naksansa Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gangneung: Sokcho (Seoraksan National Park & Ulsanbawi Rock) and Donghae (Mureung Valley & Chuam Beach).

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangneung online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Gyeongju to Gangneung in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park

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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.
Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Marketfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Insadong, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, stroll around Namsan Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Seoul online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gangneung to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Icheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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Icheon

Icheon
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): wander the streets of Icheon Ceramics Village and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Icheon Termeden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Icheon trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Seoul to Icheon with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Icheon are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Icheon

Theme Parks · Spas · Neighborhoods

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