38 days in South Korea Itinerary

38 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea visit planner

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Busan
— 5 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 9 nights
Fly to Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513), Drive to Boeun-gun
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Boeun-gun
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Andong
— 1 night
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Donghae
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 4 nights
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Chuncheon
— 1 night
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Pocheon
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 7 nights
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Busan

— 5 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village and Busan National University Daehak-ro. Escape the urban bustle at Haeundae Beach and Songjeong Beach. Step out of Busan with an excursion to Yeojwacheon Stream in Changwon--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Gwangalli Beach, kick back and relax at Songdo Beach, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, and get great views at Taejongdae.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Busan online trip builder.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Busan is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Busan, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in March, with highs in Busan at 57°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 9 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Jeju Folk Museum and Jeju National Museum. Get in touch with nature at Seongsan Ilchulbong and Udo. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Halla Mountain & Gwangchigi Beach). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Geomunoreum, and head outdoors with Hamdeok Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boeun-gun.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Boeun-gun

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Songnisan National Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Cheongnamdae, take in the pleasant sights at Sangdangsanseong Fortress, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Beopjusa Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Seon Byeong-guk House.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Boeun-gun route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jeju to Boeun-gun. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Boeun-gun

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gyeongju

— 3 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.
Visiting Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond and Gyeongju National Park will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum and contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb.

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Explore your travel options from Boeun-gun to Gyeongju with the Route module. When traveling from Boeun-gun in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Gyeongju, with highs around 54°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Andong

— 1 night

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 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Traditional Cultural Contents Museum, visit Andong Folk Village, then contemplate the long history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock-carved Standing Buddha.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Andong online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Andong sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Donghae.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Donghae

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the views at Mureung Valley and then Head underground at Hwanseongul Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): head outdoors with Mangsang Beach, then make a trip to Mukho Port, and then get outside with Chuam Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Donghae road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Andong to Donghae. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sokcho.

Things to do in Donghae

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Sokcho

— 4 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Escape the urban bustle at Seoraksan National Park and Gyeongpo Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sokcho: Sacheonjin Beach (in Gangneung) and Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple, Osaek Jujeongol Valley, &more). The adventure continues: hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sokcho Central Market, and take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sokcho holiday builder site.

Explore your travel options from Donghae to Sokcho with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Chuncheon

— 1 night
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 22nd (Mon), wander the streets of Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, then head off the coast to Nami Island, and finally go for a walk through Soyang River Sky Walk.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chuncheon trip planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Pocheon.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Pocheon

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Africa Museum of Original Art, take a peaceful walk through Korea National Arboretum, and then examine the collection at Hangaone (Hangwa Culture Museum).

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pocheon road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chuncheon to Pocheon with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Pocheon

Museums · Parks · Nature

Seoul

— 7 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.
You'll explore and learn at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Insadong and Changdeokgung Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Paju (The Third Tunnel & DMZ Haemaru Village) and Ilsan Lake Park (in Goyang). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, contemplate the long history of Gwanghuimun Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongeunsa Temple, and head outdoors with Buramsan Mountain.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seoul online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pocheon to Seoul. In April in Seoul, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.