59 days in South Korea Itinerary

59 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 13 nights
2
Busan
— 3 nights
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
4
Daejeon
— 2 nights
5
Gangneung
— 2 nights
6
Sokcho
— 2 nights
7
Chuncheon
— 2 nights
8
Paju
— 2 nights
9
Incheon
— 2 nights
10
Seoul
— 4 nights
11
Andong
— 7 nights
12
Gwangju
— 6 nights
13
Suncheon
— 4 nights
14
Seogwipo, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
15
Donghae
— 1 night

13
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Jeju is known for nature, parks, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Jeju is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Jeju is 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Jeju Olle Trail Routes
Highlights from your plan
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Gwakji Gwamul Beach ©
Gwakji Gwamul Beach

3
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: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, don't miss a visit to BIFF Square, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency VR - Busan Nampo, and take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Busan online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

2
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.
On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, and then steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bomun Lake.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju road trip planner.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in August, expect nights in Gyeongju to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Daejeon.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cheomseongdae Observatory ©
Cheomseongdae Observatory
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

2
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Spring, then snap pictures at Expo Bridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hanbat Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Skyroad, meet the residents at Daejeon O-World, and then admire the masterpieces at Daejeon Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Daejeon holiday builder site.

You can take a train from Gyeongju to Daejeon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Gyeongju in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Daejeon: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gangneung.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Yuseong Hot Spring ©
Yuseong Hot Spring
Currency Museum ©
Currency Museum
Daejeon Museum of Art ©
Daejeon Museum of Art

2
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.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Woljeongsa, then take a leisurely stroll along Jumunjin Breakwater, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jeongdongjin Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ojukheon, then steep yourself in history at Gyeongpodae, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gyeongpo Beach.

You can plan Gangneung trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Daejeon to Gangneung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gangneung

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Woljeongsa
Highlights from your plan
Jeongdongjin Beach ©
Jeongdongjin Beach
Woljeongsa
Woljeongsa
Gyeongpodae ©
Gyeongpodae

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park and then trek along Ulsanbawi Rock. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sokcho Jungang Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, then gain interesting insight with Abai Village, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sokcho road trip site.

You can drive from Gangneung to Sokcho in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

2
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.
On the 24th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park, then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then admire the natural beauty at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, stop by Chuncheon Myeongdong Street, and then stop by Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chuncheon online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sokcho to Chuncheon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paju.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street ©
Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Nami Island ©
Nami Island

2
nights
Paju

Paju ©
Northwest of the capital, Paju has become known for its cultural attractions, history, and proximity to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
On the 26th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery G-an and then contemplate the long history of DMZ Haemaru Village. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Third Tunnel, then don't miss a visit to Dorasan Station, and then explore the activities along Ilsan Lake Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paju online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Paju takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a subway. In August in Paju, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Incheon.

Things to do in Paju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Ilsan Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
DMZ Haemaru Village ©
DMZ Haemaru Village
Ilsan Lake Park ©
Ilsan Lake Park
The Third Tunnel ©
The Third Tunnel

2
nights
Incheon

Incheon ©
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
On the 28th (Fri), walk around Songdo Central Park, don't miss a visit to Chinatown, then snap pictures at Incheon Bridge, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Sinpo International Market. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Masian Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eulwangni Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Muuido Island.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Incheon online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Paju to Incheon in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a subway. August in Incheon sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Incheon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Muuido Island ©
Muuido Island
Incheon Bridge ©
Incheon Bridge
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

4
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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, wander the streets of Myeongdong Shopping Street, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seoul day trip planner.

Seoul is just a stone's throw from Incheon. In August, daytime highs in Seoul are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Andong: Buseoksa Temple (in Yeongju), Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park (in Mungyeong) and Danyang-gun (Gosu Cave & Guinsa Temple). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Juwangsan National Park, snap pictures at Wollyeongo Bridge, contemplate the long history of Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy, and get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Andong online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Seoul to Andong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seoul in September, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Andong. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gwangju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Danyang-gun, Cheongsong-gun, Buseoksa Temple, Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park ©
Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park
Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park

6
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Take a break from Gwangju with a short trip to Naejangsan National Park in Sunchang-gun, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park, explore the activities along Pungam Reservoir, visit Dongmyeong-dong Cafe Street, and examine the collection at Gwangju National Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Andong to Gwangju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Suncheon.

Things to do in Gwangju

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Naejangsan National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mudeungsan National Park ©
Mudeungsan National Park
Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple ©
Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple
Gwangju National Museum ©
Gwangju National Museum

4
nights
Suncheon

Suncheon
Establishing a name for itself as "Korea's Ecological Capital," Suncheon sits nestled on the southwest coastline of the Korean peninsula, a haven of scenic beauty.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suncheon: Yeosu (Manseongri Black Sand Beach, Odongdo, &more) and Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum (in Boseong-gun). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Songgwangsa Temple, see the interesting displays at Seonamsa Seongbo Museum, don't miss a visit to Suncheon Open Film Set, and admire the natural beauty at Suncheon Bay Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Suncheon driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Gwangju to Suncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Suncheon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Suncheon

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Yeosu, Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum
Highlights from your plan
Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve
Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve
Odongdo ©
Odongdo
Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple

3
nights
Seogwipo, Jeju Island

Seogwipo
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Halla Mountain. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Cheonjiyeon Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Seongsan Ilchulbong, and then get outside with Gwangchigi Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seogwipo trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Suncheon to Seogwipo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seogwipo when traveling from Suncheon in September, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Donghae.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
O’sulloc Tea Museum ©
O’sulloc Tea Museum

1
night
Donghae

Donghae ©
On the 23rd (Wed), Head underground at Hwanseongul Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Chotdaebawi (Candlestick Rock), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chuam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): Head underground at Cheongok Cave and then make a trip to Mukho Port.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Donghae trip simple and quick.

Explore your travel options from Seogwipo to Donghae with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seogwipo in September, with highs in Donghae at 23°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Donghae

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hwanseongul Cave
Highlights from your plan
Hwanseongul Cave ©
Hwanseongul Cave
Chuam Beach ©
Chuam Beach
Mukho Port ©
Mukho Port

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