47 days in South Korea Itinerary

47 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Busan
— 5 nights
2
Gyeongju
— 4 nights
3
Andong
— 4 nights
4
Sokcho
— 4 nights
5
Chuncheon
— 4 nights
6
Seoul
— 8 nights
7
Daejeon
— 4 nights
8
Gwangju
— 4 nights
9
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 8 nights

5
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, make a trip to Yongdusan Park, kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, and wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Busan trip planning site.

Berlin, Germany to Busan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 8 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Ulsan (Taehwagang National Garden, Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, take some stellar pictures from Columnar Jointing Observation Deck, look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, and don't miss a visit to Daereungwon Tomb Complex.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Busan to Gyeongju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Ulsan
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

4
nights
Andong

Andong ©
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Andong side-trips: Gosu Cave (in Danyang-gun), Yeongju (Sosuseowon Confucian Academy & Buseoksa Temple) and Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, contemplate the long history of Dosanseowon Confucian School, and explore the striking landscape at Buyongdae.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Andong trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Yeongju, Gosu Cave, Cheongnyangsa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple
Gosu Cave ©
Gosu Cave

4
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Venture out of the city with trips to Songjiho Beach (in Goseong-gun), Naksansa Temple (in Yangyang-gun) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park, head outdoors with Ulsanbawi Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Bongpo Beach, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sokcho holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Andong to Sokcho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Sokcho are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goseong-gun, Naksansa Temple, Baekdamsa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Sinheungsa Temple ©
Sinheungsa Temple

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wonju (Guryongsa Temple & Museum SAN), Gapyeong-gun (Ewhawon & Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War) and Jungmisan Mountain Recreational Forest (in Yangpyeong-gun). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Nami Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, admire the natural beauty at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, and witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sokcho to Chuncheon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Chuncheon sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wonju, Gapyeong-gun, Jungmisan Mountain Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Museum SAN ©
Museum SAN

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Suwon (Hwaseong Haenggung Palace & Hwaseong Fortress). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, walk around Haneul Park, take a stroll through Myeongdong Shopping Street, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Seoul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. November in Seoul sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Daejeon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Suwon
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

4
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Change things up with these side-trips from Daejeon: Buyeo-gun (Baekje Royal Tombs (Neungsan-ri Ancient Tombs), Busosanseong Fortress, &more), Cheongju (Cheongju National Museum, Sangdangsanseong Fortress, &more) and Gongju (Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong & Gapsa temple). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Spring, admire the masterpieces at Daejeon Museum of Art, take in the views from Expo Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Currency Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Daejeon planner.

Getting from Seoul to Daejeon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gwangju.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Buyeo-gun, Cheongju, Gongju
Highlights from your plan
Sangdangsanseong Fortress ©
Sangdangsanseong Fortress
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum
Yuseong Hot Spring ©
Yuseong Hot Spring

4
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gwangju: Hwaeomsa Temple (in Gurye-gun), Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon) and Suncheon (Seonamsa Temple & Songgwangsa Temple). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mudeungsan National Park, steep yourself in history at Gyeonggijeon Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village.

Discover how to plan a Gwangju trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Daejeon to Gwangju in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Daejeon in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Gwangju. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Jeonju, Suncheon, Hwaeomsa Temple, Gwanghallu Pavilion
Highlights from your plan
Seonamsa Temple ©
Seonamsa Temple
Mudeungsan National Park ©
Mudeungsan National Park
Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple

8
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
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 (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Lightning Museum, &more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, delve into the lush surroundings at Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, and kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju online vacation planner.

You can fly from Gwangju to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

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