35 days in South Korea Itinerary

35 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 7 nights
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Gongju
— 2 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
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Gwangju
— 4 nights
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Suncheon
— 3 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 6 nights

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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.
Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongeunsa Temple, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

Before you visit Seoul, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Nadi, Fiji to Seoul is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Fiji Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Nadi in December, things will get cooler in Seoul: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, then get outside with Osaek Jujeongol Valley, and finally kick back and relax at Cheonjin Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sokcho road trip app.

You can drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

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 11th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Gangchon Rail Park, step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then appreciate the history behind Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of World Oncheon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, and then examine the collection at Chuncheon Art Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon tour planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gongju.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Gangchon Rail Park ©
Gangchon Rail Park

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gapsa temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magoksa Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at SeokJangNi Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Gongsanseong, then examine the collection at Gongju National Museum, and then examine the collection at Buyeo National Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gongju trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chuncheon to Gongju. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gongju

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

6
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Gwangchigi Beach). Spend the 16th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, stroll around Jeju April 3rd Peace Park, and get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jeju tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Gongju to Jeju with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

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Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gwangju: Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon), Naejangsan National Park (in Sunchang-gun) and Buan-gun (Naesosa Temple & Byeonsanbando National Park). And it doesn't end there: walk around Mudeungsan National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, and get outside with Soswaewon.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gwangju route maker app.

Getting from Jeju to Gwangju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Suncheon.

Things to do in Gwangju

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mudeungsan National Park ©
Mudeungsan National Park
Naejangsan National Park ©
Naejangsan National Park
Naesosa Temple ©
Naesosa Temple

3
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Suncheon

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suncheon: Ssanggyesa Temple (in Hadong-gun) and Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Hwaeomsa Temple). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple, make a trip to Suncheon Open Film Set, take in nature's colorful creations at Suncheon Bay Garden, and stroll around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Suncheon trip planner.

You can drive from Gwangju to Suncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Suncheon are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Seonamsa Temple ©
Seonamsa Temple
Suncheon Open Film Set ©
Suncheon Open Film Set
Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the activities along Anapji Pond, look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Tongiljeon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, and then contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Suncheon to Gyeongju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Gyeongju, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

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

6
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Change things up with a short trip to Oedo Botania in Geoje (about 1h 45 min away). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, walk around Yongdusan Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and hunt for treasures at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in December, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

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