32 days in South Korea Itinerary

32 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 7 nights
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
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Chuncheon
— 1 night
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Yongin
— 2 nights
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Gongju
— 2 nights
Drive to Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513), Fly to Jeju International Airport
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 8 nights
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Suncheon
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bongeunsa Temple and Jogyesa Temple. Shop till you drop at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Shinsegae Dept. Store Main. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in the architecture and design of Ewha Womans University, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and examine the collection at 3D Black Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seoul route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Seoul is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Seoul at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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nights
Sokcho

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baekdamsa Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongcho Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bongpo Beach, stroll through Cheonjin Beach, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sokcho Central Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sokcho holiday maker tool.

Drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

1
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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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, and then wander the streets of Kim You-jeong House of Literature.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chuncheon trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Sokcho to Chuncheon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Chuncheon sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yongin.

Things to do in Chuncheon

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

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Yongin

Located within the capital's urban sprawl, Yongin stands as a city in its own right, but has come to be considered a suburb of Seoul.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Samsung Transportation Museum and then get in on the family fun at Everland. On your second day here, shop like a local with Nam June Paik Art Center, then contemplate the long history of Hwahongmun Gate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Hwaseong Fortress.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yongin day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Yongin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and subway. In December, daily temperatures in Yongin can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gongju.

Things to do in Yongin

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

2
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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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magoksa Temple, then contemplate the long history of Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong, and then steep yourself in history at Gongsanseong. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Buyeo National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Busosanseong Fortress.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gongju day trip app.

Explore your travel options from Yongin to Gongju with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gongju

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jeju Stone Park and PLAY KPOP. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Islander and Seogwipo Maeil Olleh Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Iho Tewoo Beach, wander the streets of Black Pork Street, delve into the distant past at Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site, and contemplate the long history of Samseonghyeol.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jeju online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gongju to Jeju. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Suncheon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Geumdunsa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, then walk around Jukdobong Park, and then pick up some local products at Suncheon Aretjang Market.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Suncheon trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Jeju to Suncheon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

3
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hyundai Department Store Daegu and Jukdo Market. Visit Bulguksa Temple and Sanghwa Yi's Old House for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Yeongildae Beach (in Pohang) and Daegu (Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, Gyesan Catholic Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Sonje Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golgulsa Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip planning app.

You can drive from Suncheon to Gyeongju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Busan

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Gwangalli Beach and Kiel Lotte Gwangbok Store. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Haedong Yonggung Temple and Busan Gamcheon Culture Village. Step out of Busan to go to Gimhae and see Gimhae National Museum, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Tower Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Busan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in December: highs in Busan hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

South Korea travel guide

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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.