58 days in South Korea Itinerary

58 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Seoul
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Seoul
— 7 nights
Drive
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Chuncheon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gangneung
— 4 nights
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 4 nights
Drive
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Andong
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
Drive
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Busan
— 6 nights
Train
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Daejeon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cheongju
— 2 nights
Drive to Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513), Fly to Jeju
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 14 nights
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Seoul

— 7 nights
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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Seoul trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Seoul. In March, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Chuncheon

— 4 nights
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chuncheon: Sutasa Temple (in Hongcheon-gun), Interactive Art Museum (in Gapyeong-gun) and Pocheon (Hangaone (Hangwa Culture Museum) & Bidulginang Waterfalls). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Nami Island, hunt for treasures at Sokcho Central Market, explore the activities along JaeIn Waterfall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chuncheon journey planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In March, daily temperatures in Chuncheon can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Gangneung.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Gangneung

— 4 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yangyang-gun (Osaek Jujeongol Valley, Naksansa Temple, &more) and Donghae (Mureung Valley & Chuam Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Jeongdongjin Beach, stroll around Tongil Park (Unification Park), make a trip to Jumunjin Breakwater, and head outdoors with Anmok Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gangneung trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Gangneung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyeongchang-gun

— 4 nights
A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Explore Pyeongchang-gun's surroundings by going to Jeongseon Hwaam Cave (in Jeongseon-gun), Cheonglyeongpo (in Yeongwol-gun) and Danyang-gun (Gosu Cave & Aqua World). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa Temple, see the interesting displays at Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall, and get to know the resident critters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pyeongchang-gun trip planning website.

You can take a train from Gangneung to Pyeongchang-gun in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Andong

— 4 nights

Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture

Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun) and Yeongju (Sosuseowon Confucian Academy & Buseoksa Temple). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa, and stroll around Woongbu Park.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Andong sightseeing site.

Getting from Pyeongchang-gun to Andong by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. March in Andong sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Gyeongju

— 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Ulsan (Boksoondoga, Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, &more), Daegu (Donghwasa, Sanghwa Yi's Old House, &more) and Gyeongsan (Gatbawi Rock & Bangokji Reservoir). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area, and pause for some photo ops at Seokguram.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gyeongju trip planning tool.

You can drive from Andong to Gyeongju in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Busan

— 6 nights
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 in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple, and take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Busan route planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in April, expect nights in Busan to be slightly colder, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Daejeon.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Daejeon

— 5 nights
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Explore Daejeon's surroundings by going to Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan), Beopjusa Temple (in Boeun-gun) and Geumsan-gun (Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest & Garden of Sky). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Buyeo National Museum, make a trip to Daejeon National Cemetery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maninsan Mountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gapsa temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Daejeon trip planner.

Traveling by train from Busan to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Daejeon when traveling from Busan in April, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Cheongju.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Cheongju

— 2 nights
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 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Cheongju Early Printing Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Sangdangsanseong Fortress, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Cheongju National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dugguhbi Saengtae Munhwagwan, then steep yourself in history at Cheongnamdae, and then view the masterpieces at Musim Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cheongju road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Daejeon to Cheongju with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Cheongju are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Cheongju

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 14 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Udo, delve into the lush surroundings at Bijarim Forest, kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Jeju Folk Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cheongju to Jeju. You will leave for home on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.