47 days in South Korea Itinerary

47 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 7 nights
2
Chuncheon
— 4 nights
3
Sokcho
— 5 nights
4
Danyang-gun
— 4 nights
5
Cheongju
— 3 nights
6
Gyeongju
— 4 nights
7
Busan
— 6 nights
8
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 12 nights

7
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.
Change things up with a short trip to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju (about 1h 25 min away). Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, stroll around Namsan Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seoul trip planner.

New York City, USA to Seoul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Seoul, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Seoul, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Chuncheon: Gapyeong-gun (Kalbongsan Recreational Forest & Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War), Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju) and Sangwonsa (in Pyeongchang-gun). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Nami Island, get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, and stop by Kim You-jeong House of Literature.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chuncheon trip planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. In June in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gapyeong-gun, Guryongsa Temple, Sangwonsa
Highlights from your plan
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Sangwonsa ©
Sangwonsa

5
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore Sokcho's surroundings by going to Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Gangneung (Daegwallyeong Museum, Jeongdongjin Beach, &more) and Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple & Hajodae). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Ulsanbawi Rock.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Sokcho online journey planner.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Danyang-gun.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gangneung, Yangyang-gun, Baekdamsa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Jeongdongjin Beach ©
Jeongdongjin Beach

4
nights
Danyang-gun

Danyang-gun ©
Get out of town with these interesting Danyang-gun side-trips: Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Yeongju (Sosuseowon Confucian School & Buseoksa Temple) and Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun).

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Danyang-gun travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sokcho to Danyang-gun. June in Danyang-gun sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cheongju.

Things to do in Danyang-gun

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Yeongju, Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park, Cheongnyangsa Temple, Jeongbangsa Temple, Jeongseon 5-day Market
Highlights from your plan
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple
Gosu Cave ©
Gosu Cave
Guinsa Temple ©
Guinsa Temple

3
nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Cheongju side-trips: Boeun-gun (Songnisan National Park & Beopjusa Temple) and Anseong Namsadang Training Center (in Anseong). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Sangdangsanseong Fortress, get great views at Suamgol Observatory, and steep yourself in history at Cheongnamdae.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cheongju tour builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Danyang-gun to Cheongju. In June, daytime highs in Cheongju are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Cheongju

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Boeun-gun, Anseong Namsadang Training Center
Highlights from your plan
Sangdangsanseong Fortress ©
Sangdangsanseong Fortress
Songnisan National Park ©
Songnisan National Park
Beopjusa Temple ©
Beopjusa Temple

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daegu (Donghwasa & Seomun Market) and Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, and examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

Plan a trip to Gyeongju easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cheongju to Gyeongju. Traveling from Cheongju in June, expect nights in Gyeongju to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, and get great views at Taejongdae.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Busan trip tool.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in June, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

12
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 (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). Spend the 17th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, head outdoors with Hamdeok Beach, engage your brain at Nexon Computer Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju travel route planning site.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 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 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

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