55 days in South Korea Itinerary

55 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 17 nights
2
Yeosu
— 4 nights
3
Hapcheon-Gun
— 1 night
4
Changnyeong-gun
— 1 night
5
Busan
— 6 nights
6
Gyeongju
— 5 nights
7
Cheongsong-gun
— 1 night
8
Andong
— 4 nights
9
Gangneung
— 6 nights
10
Seoul
— 8 nights

17
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Escape the urban bustle at Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff and Hyeopjae Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yongmeori Beach and Hamdeok Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Yakchunsa Temple, Alive Museum Jeju, &more). Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Hallasan, delve into the lush surroundings at Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, walk around Hallim Park, and explore the striking landscape at Geomunoreum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jeju route planning site.

Phoenix, USA to Jeju is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Phoenix to Jeju, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yeosu.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
Highlights from your plan
Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff ©
Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach

4
nights
Yeosu

Yeosu ©
A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hyangiram Hermitage and Geobukseon Mohyeong Cheheomjang. Get a sense of the local culture at Nagan Eupseong Folk Village and Ssanggyesa Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yeosu: Hwagae Market (in Hadong-gun), Gurye-gun (Hwaeomsa Temple & Saseongam Temple 四聖庵) and Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve (in Suncheon). It doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon.

Plan a Yeosu trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Jeju to Yeosu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Yeosu can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hapcheon-Gun.

Things to do in Yeosu

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Hadong-gun, Gurye-gun, Suncheon, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
Highlights from your plan
Hyangiram Hermitage ©
Hyangiram Hermitage
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
Nagan Eupseong Folk Village ©
Nagan Eupseong Folk Village

1
night
Hapcheon-Gun

Hapcheon-Gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Odosan Nature Recreation Forest, then contemplate the long history of Haeinsa, and then stroll around Hwangmaesan County Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hapcheon-Gun online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yeosu to Hapcheon-Gun. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Yeosu in April since evenings lows in Hapcheon-Gun dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Changnyeong-gun.

Things to do in Hapcheon-Gun

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hwangmaesan County Park ©
Hwangmaesan County Park
Haeinsa ©
Haeinsa

1
night
Changnyeong-gun

Changnyeong-gun ©
Although many Changnyeong-gun tours revolve around its distinctive cultural legacy that dates back to the early Three Kingdoms period, there are still plenty of things to do for those pursuing great outdoors.
On the 7th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Changnyeong Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Upo Wetland.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Changnyeong-gun online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hapcheon-Gun to Changnyeong-gun. In April, daily temperatures in Changnyeong-gun can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Changnyeong-gun

Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Upo Wetland ©
Upo Wetland

6
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Gwangalli Beach and Songjeong Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yeojwacheon Stream and Dadaepo Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Songdo Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and walk around UN Memorial Cemetery.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Busan trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Changnyeong-gun to Busan. In April, daytime highs in Busan are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yeojwacheon Stream
Highlights from your plan
Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Dadaepo Beach ©
Dadaepo Beach

5
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.
Visit Gyeongju Historic Area and Cheomseongdae Observatory for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Cheonmachong Tomb and Gyeongju National Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Ulsan (Daewangam Park & Ulsan Daegok Museum) and Daegu (Seomun Market & Donghwasa). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, admire the masterpieces at Art Sonje Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju planning site.

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in April, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cheongsong-gun.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Ulsan, Daegu
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area

1
night
Cheongsong-gun

Cheongsong-gun ©
On the 19th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Juwangsan National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cheongsong-gun trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Gyeongju to Cheongsong-gun with the Route module. In April in Cheongsong-gun, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Andong.

Things to do in Cheongsong-gun

Nature
Highlights from your plan
Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Yiyuksa Literary Museum and Hahoe Mask Museum. Get some historical perspective at Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Sosuseowon Confucian Academy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Andong: Buseoksa Temple (in Yeongju) and Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Andong Gunja Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa, explore the striking landscape at Buyongdae, and see the interesting displays at Andong Folk Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Andong route planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cheongsong-gun to Andong. In April in Andong, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gangneung.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Gangneung

Gangneung ©
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Step out of the city life by going to Gyeongpo Beach and Ulsanbawi Rock. Get a sense of the local culture at Naksansa Temple and Woljeongsa. Explore Gangneung's surroundings by going to Chuam Beach (in Donghae), 산1-107 Hoenggye-ri, Daegwalnyeong-myeon (in Pyeongchang-gun) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Ojukheon, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Jeongdongjin Beach, and steep yourself in history at Gyeongpodae.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gangneung visit website.

Getting from Andong to Gangneung by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sokcho, Pyeongchang-gun, Chuam Beach, Baekdamsa Temple, Naksansa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ojukheon ©
Ojukheon

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.
Shop till you drop at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Market. Escape the urban bustle at Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Go for a jaunt from Seoul to Paju to see DMZ Haemaru Village about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Myeong-dong Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul, and contemplate the long history of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Gangneung to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

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