33 days in South Korea Itinerary

33 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan
— 4 nights
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
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Suncheon
— 3 nights
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Buan-gun
— 1 night
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Gongju
— 2 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
8
Sokcho
— 3 nights
9
Seoul
— 8 nights

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4
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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Haeundae Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, stroll around Dongbaekseom Island, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Busan journey maker app.

San Francisco, USA to Busan is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Busan is 17 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Busan, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

3
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.
Gyeongju is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, get curious at Silla Arts And Science Museum, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, and examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip builder tool.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in November, plan for little chillier days in Gyeongju, with highs around 48°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

6
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Gwangchigi Beach). Spend the 25th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, stroll around Sarabong Park, and head outdoors with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jeju trip site.

You can fly from Gyeongju to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Suncheon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

3
nights
Suncheon

Suncheon ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suncheon: Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun) and Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Hwaeomsa Temple). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple, don't miss a visit to Suncheon Open Film Set, walk around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Suncheon Bay Garden.

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Fly from Jeju to Suncheon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Buan-gun.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Gurye-gun, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
Highlights from your plan
Seonamsa Temple ©
Seonamsa Temple
Suncheon Open Film Set ©
Suncheon Open Film Set
Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple

1
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Buan-gun

Buan-gun ©
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Byeonsanbando National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Naesosa Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaeamsa Temple.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buan-gun online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Suncheon to Buan-gun. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Suncheon in December: highs in Buan-gun hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gongju.

Things to do in Buan-gun

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Naesosa Temple ©
Naesosa Temple
Gaeamsa Temple ©
Gaeamsa Temple

2
nights
Gongju

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Busosanseong Fortress, see the interesting displays at Buyeo National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Nakhwaam Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Gongsanseong, then see the interesting displays at Gongju National Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magoksa Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gongju tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buan-gun to Gongju. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Buan-gun in December since evenings lows in Gongju dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Gongju

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Buyeo-gun
Highlights from your plan
Magoksa Temple ©
Magoksa Temple
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum
Gongju National Museum ©
Gongju National Museum

2
nights
Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
On the 6th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then head off the coast to Jarasum Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa and then walk around Kalbongsan Recreational Forest.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gongju to Chuncheon. December in Chuncheon sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gapyeong-gun
Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Kalbongsan Recreational Forest ©
Kalbongsan Recreational Forest

3
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sokcho: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun) and Yangyang-gun (Osaek Jujeongol Valley & Osaek Carbonated Hot Springs). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Biryong Falls, hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, and get great views at Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sokcho trip planner.

Getting from Chuncheon to Sokcho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Baekdamsa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley
Biryong Falls ©
Biryong Falls

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.
Pack the 17th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and wander the streets of Insadong.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip maker tool.

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Seoul are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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