38 days in East Asia Itinerary

38 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Seoul
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Chuncheon
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Andong
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Busan
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Hapcheon-Gun
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Gyeongju
— 8 nights
Drive
7
Suncheon
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Boseong-gun
— 1 night
Drive
9
Haenam-gun
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Gwangju
— 2 nights
Train
11
Seoul
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

Seoul

— 6 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Seoul to Paju to see DMZ Haemaru Village about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, make a trip to N Seoul Tower, explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul online trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Seoul. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Seoul at 34°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Chuncheon

— 2 nights
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Chuncheon is known for nature, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, get from here to there with Soyang Lake, take a stroll through Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street, and visit Chuncheon Myeongdong Street.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chuncheon trip planner.

Getting from Seoul to Chuncheon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Transportation

Andong

— 2 nights

Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture

Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, then contemplate the long history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and then snap pictures at Wollyeongo Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Andong trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Andong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Museums

Busan

— 6 nights
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: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Busan tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Andong to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hapcheon-Gun.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Spas

Hapcheon-Gun

— 2 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Hapcheon-Gun side-trips: Gayasan Wildflower Botanical Garden (in Seongju-gun), Upo Wetland (in Changnyeong-gun) and Goryeong-gun (Goryeong Daegaya Historic Site & Daegaya Museum).

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hapcheon-Gun road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Busan to Hapcheon-Gun. In August, daily temperatures in Hapcheon-Gun can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Hapcheon-Gun

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gyeongju

— 8 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gyeongju: Daegu (Donghwasa, Seomun Market, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, cool off at California Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and engage your brain at Silla Arts And Science Museum.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hapcheon-Gun to Gyeongju. When traveling from Hapcheon-Gun in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Gyeongju, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Suncheon.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Suncheon

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Suncheon side-trips: Yeosu (Geobukseon Mohyeong Cheheomjang, Odongdo, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Songgwangsa Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, stroll around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, and gain insight at Suncheon Hyanggyo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Suncheon trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Suncheon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Boseong-gun.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Boseong-gun

— 1 night
To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boseong-gun trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Suncheon to Boseong-gun with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Boseong-gun can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll set off for Haenam-gun on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Boseong-gun

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Haenam-gun

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haenam-gun: Mokpo (Mokpo Bridge, Yudal Mountain, &more).

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Haenam-gun trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boseong-gun to Haenam-gun. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Haenam-gun

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gwangju

— 2 nights
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gwangju trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Haenam-gun to Gwangju. In August, daytime highs in Gwangju are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gwangju

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Seoul

— 1 night
On the 30th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongeunsa Temple, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, and then shop like a local with Namdaemun Market. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then examine the collection at National Folk Museum of Korea.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seoul planner.

Traveling by train from Gwangju to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gwangju in August: highs in Seoul hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites