33 days in South Korea Itinerary

33 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Seoul
— 8 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Daegu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Busan
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Jeju
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Gwangju
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Toronto

8
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yeouido Hangang Park and Trickeye Museum Seoul. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, appreciate the history behind Jogyesa Temple, make a trip to Gwanghwamun Gate, and admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seoul holiday maker site.

Toronto, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Seoul is 14 hours. Traveling from Toronto in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seoul, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Daegu.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kim Gwangseok Street and Yeongnam Jeil Gwan. Go for a jaunt from Daegu to Gyeongju to see Gyeongju National Park about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyesan Catholic Church, browse the exhibits of Sanghwa Yi's Old House, explore the world behind art at Daegu Art Museum, and walk around Gukchaebosang Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Daegu online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Seoul to Daegu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Daegu can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Daegu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gyeongju National Park
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongju National Park ©
Gyeongju National Park
Kim Gwangseok Street ©
Kim Gwangseok Street
Gyesan Catholic Church
Gyesan Catholic Church

6
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Taejongdae and Taehwa River Seepri Bamboo Grove. Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Ulsan (Taehwagang National Garden & Ulsan Grand Park) and Changwon (Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road, Yeojwacheon Stream, &more). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Igidae Park, step off the mainland to explore Oryukdo Island, snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and kick back and relax at Dadaepo Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Busan road trip tool.

Getting from Daegu to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Daegu in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ulsan, Changwon
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae
Igidae Park ©
Igidae Park

7
nights
Jeju

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore hidden gems such as Hallim Park and Sehwa Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach & Seongsan Ilchulbong). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, head outdoors with Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, step off the mainland to explore Udo, and take a peaceful walk through Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort.

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Fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach
Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

5
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Explore hidden gems such as Gwangjuho Lake Eco Park and Jungoe Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Dongmyeong-dong Cafe Street, don't miss a visit to Yangnim-dong Penguin Village, get into the urban bustle at U.Square Cultural Center, and contemplate the long history of May 18th National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Gwangju trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Gwangju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In July, daytime highs in Gwangju are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gwangju

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mudeungsan National Park ©
Mudeungsan National Park
Jungoe Park ©
Jungoe Park
Peace Park ©
Peace Park

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