43 days in South Korea Itinerary

43 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 7 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 4 nights
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Donghae
— 2 nights
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Cheongju
— 2 nights
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Gongju
— 3 nights
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
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Busan
— 6 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 11 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Everland (in Yongin) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). Pack the 29th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Myeong-dong Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seoul trip planner.

Lucknow, India to Seoul is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lucknow to Seoul is 3.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lucknow in December, with highs in Seoul at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Must see
N Seoul Tower
4.2
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Neighborhood
Insadong
4.1

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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 5th (Tue), explore the activities along Gugok Pokpo, head off the coast to Nami Island, and then appreciate the history behind Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Gangchon Rail Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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Island
Nami Island
4.3
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Religious Site
Cheongpyeongsa
4.3
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Theme Park
Gangchon Rail Park
4.3

4
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Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Venture out of the city with trips to Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Woljeongsa Temple (in Pyeongchang-gun) and Yangyang-gun (Osaek Jujeongol Valley & Naksansa Temple). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, go for a walk through Cheonjin Beach, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and head outdoors with Ulsanbawi Rock.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sokcho online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Sokcho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Donghae.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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National Park
Seoraksan National Park
4.8
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Religious Site
Naksansa Temple
4.6
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Outdoor Activity
Osaek Jujeongol Valley
4.3

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Donghae

Donghae ©
On the 11th (Mon), Head underground at Hwanseongul Cave, appreciate the views at Mureung Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Donghae City Suhyup Seafood Distribution Center. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Chuam Beach, don't miss a visit to Mukho Port, and then head outdoors with Mangsang Beac.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Donghae travel planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sokcho to Donghae. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cheongju.

Things to do in Donghae

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Valley
Mureung Valley
5.0
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Outdoor Activity
Mangsang Beac
4.3

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Cheongju

Cheongju ©
Cheongju is the capital and largest city of North Chungcheong Province in South Korea.HistoryCheongju has been an important provincial town since ancient times.During Hideyoshi's Invasions of Korea, Cheongju was the site of the Battle of Chongju, during which the Korean forces re-took the city from the Japanese forces in an important early victory.The government of the province relocated here from Chungju in 1908.The opening of the Chungbuk-line in 1926 sparked regional development. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botapsa Temple, then take in the pleasant sights at Sangdangsanseong Fortress, and then get engrossed in the history at Cheongju National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Cheongju Early Printing Museum, then contemplate the long history of Cheongnamdae, and then identify plant and animal life at Dugguhbi Saengtae Munhwagwan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheongju trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Donghae to Cheongju with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Cheongju are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Gongju.

Things to do in Cheongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

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Scenic Walking Area
Sangdangsanseong Fortress
4.3
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Children’s Museum
Cheongju National Museum
4.4

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gongju: Buyeo-gun (Nakhwaam Rock & Buyeo National Museum) and Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Gongsanseong, see the interesting displays at Gongju National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magoksa Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gongju trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Cheongju to Gongju with the Route module. January in Gongju sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Gongju

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Gongsanseong
4.4
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Religious Site
Gwanchoksa Temple
4.8
Specialty Museum
Buyeo National Museum
4.4

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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.
Explore Gyeongju's surroundings by going to Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun), Ulsan (Ulsan Daegok Museum, Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, &more) and Daegu (Sanghwa Yi's Old House, Seomun Market, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, and admire the masterpieces at Art Sonje Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gongju to Gyeongju. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gyeongju when traveling from Gongju in January, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Bulguksa Temple
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Gyeongju National Museum
4.5
Flea Market
Seomun Market
4.0

6
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Busan

Busan ©
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: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, hunt for treasures at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, and head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Busan vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in January, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (7°C), and nights are little chillier (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Haedong Yonggung Temple
4.1

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (O’sulloc Tea Museum, Halla Mountain, &more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, and go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Seongsan Ilchulbong
4.6
National Park
Halla Mountain
4.5

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