37 days in India & South Korea Itinerary

37 days in India & South Korea Itinerary

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37 days in India & South Korea Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Jeju, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Yeosu, South Korea
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Busan, South Korea
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yangyang-gun, South Korea
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
6
Goa, India
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Hampi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Mahabalipuram, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Leh, India
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  16​h 45​min
10
Jaisalmer, India
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Bhuj, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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5
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hallasan Seongpanak and Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort. Popular historic sites such as Samseonghyeol and Gwaneumsa Temple are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Songaksan Mountain & Gwangchigi Beach). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Haenyeo Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Saebyeol Oreum, and explore the ancient world of Hangpaduri Hangmong.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jeju online trip itinerary maker .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Jeju is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Jeju is 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Yeosu.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Seogwipo
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Hallasan Mountain ©
Hallasan Mountain
Hallasan Seongpanak
Hallasan Seongpanak
Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach ©
Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach

4
nights
Yeosu, South Korea

Yeosu ©
A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Yeosu Jinnamgwan and Yeosu HeungGukSa Temple. Get some cultural insight at Geumseongsanseong Fortress and Aeyangwon History Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yeosu: Okcheon Seowon (in Suncheon), Jirisan National Park (in Hadong-gun) and Gurye-gun (Hwaeomsa Temple & Saseongam Temple 四聖庵). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hamel Museum, engage your brain at Maritime & Fisheries Science Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yeosu Ocean Rail Bike.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yeosu travel route tool .

You can fly from Jeju to Yeosu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. December in Yeosu sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Yeosu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gurye-gun, Okcheon Seowon, Jirisan National Park, Geumseongsanseong Fortress
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Yeosu Ocean Rail Bike ©
Yeosu Ocean Rail Bike
Jirisan National Park ©
Jirisan National Park
Yeosu Jinnamgwan ©
Yeosu Jinnamgwan

4
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Gyeongju Historic Area and Yeojwacheon Stream are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Songdo Beach and Jangsan Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Oedo Botania (in Geoje), Gyeongju Hyanggyo Confucian School (in Gyeongju) and Tongdosa Temple (in Yangsan). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, make a trip to Choryang Story The Way, see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Busan, and snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Busan trip planner.

You can drive from Yeosu to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Yeosu in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Yangyang-gun.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gyeongju, Tongdosa Temple, Yeojwacheon Stream, Oedo Botania
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Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Tongdosa Temple ©
Tongdosa Temple

2
nights
Yangyang-gun, South Korea

Yangyang-gun ©
On the 4th (Sat), make a trip to Songcheon Ddeok Maeul, make a trip to Namae Port, make a trip to Hyuhyuam, then steep yourself in history at Uisangdae, and finally take an in-depth tour of Osan-ri Prehistory Museum. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Bangtaesan Recreational Forest, then take in the natural beauty of Osaek Carbonated Hot Springs, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oseam Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yangyang-gun trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Busan to Yangyang-gun takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Yangyang-gun

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inje-gun
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Uisangdae ©
Uisangdae
Hyuhyuam ©
Hyuhyuam

5
nights
Seoul, South Korea

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ilsan Lake Park and Gwangmyeong Cave. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seodaemun Prison History Hall and Hwaseong Haenggung Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Hyeonchungsa Shrine (in Asan), Jade Garden Natural Arboretum (in Chuncheon) and Suwon (Hwaseomun, Hwahongmun Gate, & more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Seoul Museum of History, explore the world behind art at Hoam Art Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Inwangsan Mountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Seoul Central Mosque.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Yangyang-gun to Seoul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. January in Seoul sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Suwon, Hyeonchungsa Shrine, Hoam Art Museum, Gwangmyeong Cave, Ilsan Lake Park
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Janganmun Gate ©
Janganmun Gate
Hwahongmun Gate ©
Hwahongmun Gate
Hyeonchungsa Shrine ©
Hyeonchungsa Shrine

1
night
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao, then enjoy the sand and surf at Arossim Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Mangesh Devasthan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahalaxmi Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mae De Deus Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, then delve into the distant past at Church and Monastery of St Augustine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Augustine's Tower.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Goa trip builder site .

You can fly from Seoul to Goa in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time to India Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Seoul in January, expect Goa to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Palacio do Deao ©
Palacio do Deao
Mae De Deus Church ©
Mae De Deus Church
Church and Monastery of St Augustine ©

2
nights
Hampi, India

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ಪಟ್ಟಾಭಿರಾಮ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ Pattabhirama Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy Temple - Fatik Shilla, then contemplate the long history of Purandaradasa Mantapa, then explore the striking landscape at Akka Tangi Gudda, and finally explore the activities along Sanapur Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, admire the striking features of Mahanavmi Dibba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balakrishna Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodanda Rama Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hampi online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Goa to Hampi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bellary
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2
nights
Mahabalipuram, India

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Covelong Beach, explore the ancient world of Raya Gopura, delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam, appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganesh Ratha Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Tiger Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Pancha Pandava Cave, then examine the collection at India Seashell Museum, and finally Head underground at Trimurti Cave.

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Getting from Hampi to Mahabalipuram by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. When traveling from Hampi in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mahabalipuram: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
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Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach
Ganesh Ratha Temple ©
Ganesh Ratha Temple
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges

1
night
Leh, India

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Circuit, take in the spiritual surroundings of Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Saspol Caves, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chemre Gompa Monastery, and then appreciate the views at Zanskar the Virgin Valley.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Leh holiday planner.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Leh by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Nature Tours
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Photography Tours
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa ©
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
Monastery Circuit ©
Monastery Circuit

2
nights
Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Desert Culture Centre & Museum and Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli. Get some cultural insight at The Thar Heritage Museum and Mandir Palace. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Baba Ramdev Temple, explore the fascinating landscape at Thar Desert, and take in the exciting artwork at Sonee Art Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Jaisalmer route maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Jaisalmer in 17 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Bhuj.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Thar Desert
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Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli ©
Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli
Shree Baba Ramdev Temple ©
Shree Baba Ramdev Temple
The Thar Heritage Museum ©
The Thar Heritage Museum

3
nights
Bhuj, India

Bhuj ©
Established long ago as an important regional city, Bhuj has had to rebuild on several occasions due to devastating earthquakes destroying its temples, palaces, and residential areas.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Anchorwala Ahinsha Dham, steep yourself in history at Kakkadbhit Yaksha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aath Koti Nani Paksh Jain Sthanak, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddha Shree Dhoramnath Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhinodhar Hill, then step into the grandiose world of Roha Fort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vasai Jain Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bhuj journey builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Bhuj takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bhuj can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bhuj

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kutch, Dhinodhar Hill, Vasai Jain Temple
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Kakkadbhit Yaksha ©
Kakkadbhit Yaksha
Dhinodhar Hill ©
Dhinodhar Hill
Vande Matram Memorial ©
Vande Matram Memorial

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