36 days in South Korea Itinerary

36 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 8 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Gwangju
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Seoul
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Chuncheon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Sokcho
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Gyeongju
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Busan
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Singapore

8
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
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 (Gasiri Wind Power Plant, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, stroll around Handam Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, and get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju route builder site.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Jeju is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Udo ©
Udo

4
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Venture out of the city with trips to Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun), Hwaeomsa Temple (in Gurye-gun) and Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Gwanghallu Pavilion, head outdoors with Soswaewon, explore the historical opulence of Gochangeupseong Fortress, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mudeungsan National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gwangju trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Gwangju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, Gwanghallu Pavilion, Soswaewon, Hwaeomsa Temple, Unjusa
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Gwanghallu Pavilion ©
Gwanghallu Pavilion
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
Naesosa Temple ©
Naesosa Temple

6
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.
When in Seoul, make a side trip to see DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju, approximately Paju away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, find something for the whole family at Lotte World, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Seoul travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Gwangju to Seoul by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Gwangju in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Seoul, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

4
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.
Explore Chuncheon's surroundings by going to Jarasum Island (in Gapyeong-gun), Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun) and Pyeongchang-gun (Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, Lee Hyo Seok Literature Forest, &more). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, and see the interesting displays at Gangwondo Forest Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chuncheon online trip builder.

Getting from Seoul to Chuncheon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a subway. May in Chuncheon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyeongchang-gun, Jarasum Island, Guryongsa Temple, Jeongseon 5-day Market
Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Phoenix Snow Park ©
Phoenix Snow Park

4
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore Sokcho's surroundings by going to Yangyang-gun (Hajodae, Naksansa Temple, &more) and Woljeongsa (in Pyeongchang-gun). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach, and take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sokcho using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Sokcho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Cheonjin Beach, Woljeongsa
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Sinheungsa Temple ©
Sinheungsa Temple
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gyeongju: Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun), Daegu (Seomun Market, Donghwasa, &more) and Ulsan Petroglyph Museum (in Ulsan). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, and identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gyeongju itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Sokcho to Gyeongju in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Gyeongju are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daegu, Juwangsan National Park, Ulsan Petroglyph Museum
Highlights from your plan
Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond

5
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). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and get outside with Gwangalli Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Busan online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gyeongju in May, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Oedo Botania
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae

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