60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea route maker

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Busan
— 7 nights
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
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Andong
— 2 nights
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Yeongju
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Chuncheon
— 4 nights
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Seoul
— 14 nights
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Daejeon
— 6 nights
Train to Dongdaegu Station, Fly to Cheju
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 12 nights
Fly to Sofia, Train to Plovdiv

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Busan

— 7 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busan: Changwon (Masan Agu-jjim Street, Yeojwacheon Stream, &more), Oedo Botania (in Geoje) and Sebyeonggwan Hall (in Tongyeong). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, see the interesting displays at Busan Museum, walk around Yongdusan Park, and get outside with Gwangalli Beach.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Busan trip maker.

Plovdiv, Bulgaria to Busan is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Gyeongju

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gyeongju: Ulsan (Seoknamsa Temple, Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, &more), Donghwasa (in Daegu) and Gyeongsan (Gatbawi Rock & Bangokji Reservoir). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Hyanggyo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gyeongju trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Busan to Gyeongju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in April, you will find days in Gyeongju are little chillier (14°C), and nights are a bit warmer (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Andong

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and then steep yourself in history at Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School, steep yourself in history at Andong imcheonggak, and then take in the views from Weolyeonggyo Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Andong trip planning app.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Andong are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Museums

Yeongju

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Museom Village, then contemplate the long history of Sosuseowon Confucian Academy, and then stop by Seonbichon Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongnyangsa Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buseoksa Temple.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yeongju tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Andong to Yeongju. When traveling from Andong in April, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yeongju: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sokcho.

Things to do in Yeongju

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sokcho

— 5 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sokcho: Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple & Hajodae) and Gangneung (Jeongdongjin Beach & Gyeongpodae). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, Head underground at Geumganggul Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinheungsa Temple, and enjoy the sea views from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Sokcho travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Yeongju to Sokcho with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petite France (in Gapyeong-gun) and Wonju (Guryongsa Temple & Museum SAN). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, wander the streets of Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street, get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Chuncheon online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Chuncheon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Seoul

— 14 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.
Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park (in Bucheon), Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and Korean Folk Village (in Yongin). Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and walk around Namsan Park.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Seoul trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Seoul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a subway; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Daejeon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Daejeon

— 6 nights
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Buyeo-gun (Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple, Busosanseong Fortress, &more), Gongju (Gongsanseong & Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall) and Jeonju (Gyeonggijeon Shrine, Jeonju Hanok Village, &more). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanbat Arboretum, explore the world behind art at Daejeon Museum of Art, and admire the natural beauty at Yurim Park.

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Traveling by car from Seoul to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in May, Daejeon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 12 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Gasiri Wind Power Plant, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). Spend the 27th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, walk around Sarabong Park, admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, and see the interesting displays at Jeju National Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jeju road trip website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Daejeon to Jeju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.