59 days in South Korea Itinerary

59 days in South Korea Itinerary

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59 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Seoul
1
Seoul
— 14 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Daejeon
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Incheon
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Daegu
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Chuncheon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Suwon
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Yongin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Gangneung
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Sokcho
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Pyeongchang-gun
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
13
Suncheon
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + subway:  2​h 45​min
14
Seongnam
— 3 nights
+2
subway + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
15
Jeju
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h 30​min
16
Pohang
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Seoul

14
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 museums, shopping, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, take a stroll through Insadong, and explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seoul travel route planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513). Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Daejeon.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

2
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): try out the rides at Expo Park, make a trip to Skyroad, and then meet the residents at Daejeon O-World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanbat Arboretum, explore the world behind art at Daejeon Museum of Art, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs.

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You can take a train from Seoul to Daejeon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Daejeon when traveling from Seoul in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yuseong Hot Springs ©
Yuseong Hot Springs
Hanbat Arboretum
Hanbat Arboretum
Expo Park ©
Expo Park

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 24th (Thu), walk around Yongdusan Park, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, then enjoy the sea views from Yeongdo Lighthouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Haeundae Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, then ponder the design of Busan Station Plaza, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Busan planner .

You can take a train from Daejeon to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Daejeon in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Incheon.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

3
nights
Incheon

Incheon ©
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Incheon is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Muuido Island, snap pictures at Incheon Bridge, walk around Songdo Central Park, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Peace.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Incheon online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Busan to Incheon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Incheon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Daegu.

Things to do in Incheon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bucheon
Highlights from your plan
Songdo Central Park ©
Songdo Central Park
Muuido Island ©
Muuido Island
Incheon Bridge ©
Incheon Bridge

3
nights
Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Donghwasa, walk around Daegu Duryu Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haeinsa. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at E-World, then make a trip to 83 Tower, and then walk around Apsan Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Daegu online attractions planner .

Getting from Incheon to Daegu by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Daegu are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daegu

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haeinsa
Highlights from your plan
E-World ©
E-World
Haeinsa ©
Haeinsa
Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa

3
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.
Gyeongju is known for historic sites, nature, museums, theme parks, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park, explore the activities along Bomun Lake, and appreciate the history behind Seokguram.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Daegu to Gyeongju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Daegu in October since evenings lows in Gyeongju dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at The Garden of Morning Calm, step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then appreciate the history behind Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park, then examine the collection at Animation Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon trip maker website .

Drive from Gyeongju to Chuncheon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gyeongju in October since evenings lows in Chuncheon dip to 11°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Suwon.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gapyeong-gun
Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
The Garden of Morning Calm ©
The Garden of Morning Calm

3
nights
Suwon

Suwon ©
The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
Step out of Suwon to go to Asan and see Paradise Spa Dogo, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Hwaseong Fortress, get curious at Samsung Innovation Museum, contemplate the long history of Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Suwon Jeil Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Suwon online road trip planner .

You can drive from Chuncheon to Suwon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Chuncheon in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Suwon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Yongin.

Things to do in Suwon

Historic Sites Baths Spas

Side Trip

Paradise Spa Dogo
Highlights from your plan
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace ©
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
Yeonmudae (Dongjangdae) ©
Yeonmudae (Dongjangdae)

3
nights
Yongin

Yongin ©
Located within the capital's urban sprawl, Yongin stands as a city in its own right, but has come to be considered a suburb of Seoul.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hoam Art Museum and then find something for the whole family at Everland. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to WawoojeongsaTemple and then contemplate the long history of Korean Folk Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yongin online visit planner .

Yongin is very close to Suwon. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gangneung.

Things to do in Yongin

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Gakwonsa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Korean Folk Village ©
Korean Folk Village
Everland ©
Everland
Gakwonsa Temple ©
Gakwonsa Temple

3
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.
Explore Gangneung's surroundings by going to Samcheok (Jangho Port & Hwanseongul Cave). There's lots more to do: get curious at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, steep yourself in history at Gangneung Seongyojang, take an in-depth tour of Heogyun and Heonanseolheon Memorial Hall, and see the interesting displays at Daegwallyeong Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gangneung day trip planning tool .

Drive from Yongin to Gangneung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Samcheok
Highlights from your plan
Jeongdongjin Beach ©
Jeongdongjin Beach
Hwanseongul Cave ©
Hwanseongul Cave

3
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sokcho Jungang Market, then wander the streets of Abai Village, and then trek along Ulsanbawi Rock.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sokcho travel route website .

You can drive from Gangneung to Sokcho in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Sokcho, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Pyeongchang-gun

Pyeongchang-gun ©
A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Odaesan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa, wander the wide-open spaces of Daegwanryeong Yangtte Ranch, meet the residents at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Snow Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pyeongchang-gun trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Pyeongchang-gun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Pyeongchang-gun are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Suncheon.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Snow Park ©
Phoenix Snow Park
Woljeongsa ©
Woljeongsa
Odaesan National Park ©
Odaesan National Park

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): head off the coast to Odongdo, walk around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to Suncheon Open Film Set. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Suncheon trip planner .

You can drive from Pyeongchang-gun to Suncheon in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seongnam.

Things to do in Suncheon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, Odongdo
Highlights from your plan
Odongdo ©
Odongdo
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Seonamsa Temple ©
Seonamsa Temple

3
nights
Seongnam

Seongnam ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Seongnam: Gwacheon (MMCA - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul Grand Park, & more).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seongnam online route maker .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Suncheon to Seongnam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Seongnam when traveling from Suncheon in October, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seongnam

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gwacheon
Highlights from your plan
Seoul Grand Park ©
Seoul Grand Park
Yuldong Park ©
Yuldong Park

3
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
On the 30th (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at Seongeup Folk Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Seongsan Ilchulbong, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Gwakji Gwamul Beach, see the interesting displays at O’sulloc Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Halla Mountain.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju holiday app .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Seongnam to Jeju in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Seongnam in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Jeju, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Pohang.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain

3
nights
Pohang

Pohang ©
Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and a main seaport in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. Take a break from Pohang with a short trip to Juwangsan National Park in Cheongsong-gun, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jukdo Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bogyungsa Temple, see the interesting displays at The Posco Museum, and don't miss a visit to Homigot Sunrise Plaza.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Jeju to Pohang in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In November in Pohang, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pohang

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Juwangsan National Park
Highlights from your plan
Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Oeosa Temple ©
Oeosa Temple
Jukdo Market
Jukdo Market

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