56 days in South Korea Itinerary

56 days in South Korea Itinerary

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1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 19 nights
2
Jeonju
— 5 nights
3
Busan
— 7 nights
4
Gyeongju
— 5 nights
5
Sokcho
— 5 nights
6
Chuncheon
— 5 nights
7
Seoul
— 8 nights

19
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Spirited Garden and Black Pork Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Jeju Museum of War History & Peace and Trick Art Museum Korea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Teddy Bear Museum Jeju, Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, &more). Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: walk around Hallim Park, kick back and relax at Woljeongri Beach, take a peaceful walk through Bijarim Forest, and get outside with Hyeopjae Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jeju online tour itinerary planner.

Nashville, USA to Jeju is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 15 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jeonju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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

5
nights
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gyeonggijeon Shrine and Namwon Confucian School. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naesosa Temple and Gwanghallu Pavilion. Explore Jeonju's surroundings by going to Currency Museum (in Daejeon), Gochang-gun (Seonunsa Temple, Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites, &more) and Tapsa Temple (in Jinan-gun). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Damyang Juknokwon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Naejangsa Temple, get engrossed in the history at Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, and make a trip to Jeonju Hanok Village.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jeonju travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Jeju to Jeonju takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In June, daily temperatures in Jeonju can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Gochang-gun, Namwon, Damyang Juknokwon, Currency Museum, Naesosa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Naesosa Temple ©
Naesosa Temple
Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Damyang Juknokwon ©
Damyang Juknokwon

7
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Beomeosa Temple and UN Memorial Cemetery. Do your shopping at Jagalchi Market and Shinsegae Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Oedo Botania (in Geoje) and Mireuksan Mountain (in Tongyeong). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Songdo Beach, take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and get outside with Gwangalli Beach.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Jeonju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Oedo Botania, Mireuksan Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Mireuksan Mountain ©
Mireuksan Mountain

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cheonmachong Tomb and Gyeongju Historic Area. Get a sense of the local culture at Gyeongju National Museum and Gyeongju Gwaereung Tomb. Venture out of the city with trips to Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun) and Daegu (Seomun Market & Donghwasa). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Anapji Pond, contemplate the long history of Seokguram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girimsa Temple, and engage your brain at Silla Arts And Science Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Daegu, Juwangsan National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

5
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Ojukheon and Daegwallyeong Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Naksansa Temple and Baekdamsa Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Sokcho side-trips: Gangneung (Gyeongpo Beach & Jeongdongjin Beach) and Naksan Beach (in Yangyang-gun). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Ulsanbawi Rock, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sokcho Jungang Market, admire the sheer force of Biryong Falls, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sokcho road trip website.

Getting from Gyeongju to Sokcho by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gangneung, Yangyang-gun, Baekdamsa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Ojukheon ©
Ojukheon
Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chuncheon Art Gallery and Cheongpyeongsa. Explore hidden gems such as Gangchon Rail Park and World Oncheon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chuncheon: Gapyeong-gun (Ewhawon & The Garden of Morning Calm), Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju) and Sangwonsa (in Pyeongchang-gun). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, walk around Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, examine the collection at Chuncheon Makguksu Museum, and visit Kim You-jeong House of Literature.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chuncheon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Chuncheon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gapyeong-gun, Guryongsa Temple, Sangwonsa
Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Gangchon Rail Park ©
Gangchon Rail Park
The Garden of Morning Calm ©
The Garden of Morning Calm

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and Seoul Museum of History. Get some historical perspective at Changdeokgung Palace and DMZ Haemaru Village. Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, and take a stroll through Insadong.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seoul trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Seoul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In July, daytime highs in Seoul are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to 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
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park

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