60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Busan
— 6 nights
2
Gyeongju
— 4 nights
3
Andong
— 5 nights
4
Pyeongchang-gun
— 4 nights
5
Sokcho
— 5 nights
6
Seoul
— 8 nights
7
Daejeon
— 5 nights
8
Gwangju
— 5 nights
9
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 15 nights

6
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: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village, get great views at Taejongdae, and snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan trip planner.

Antakya, Turkey to Busan is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Antakya to Busan, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Antakya in August: highs in Busan hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

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

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ulsan (Ulsan Petroglyph Museum & Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest), Gyeongsan (Gatbawi & Bangokji) and Donghwasa (in Daegu). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, make a splash at California Beach, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, and explore the activities along Anapji Pond.

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You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ulsan, Gyeongsan, Donghwasa
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa

5
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: Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun), Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun) and Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park (in Mungyeong). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Andong Hahoe Folk Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buseoksa Temple, make a trip to Rock-carved Standing Buddha, and examine the collection at Confucian Culture Museum.

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Drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in August, you will find days in Andong are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeongju, Juwangsan National Park, Cheongnyangsa 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

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun), Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju) and Danyang-gun (Mancheonha Skywalk & Aqua World). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa, don't miss a visit to Alpensia Ski Jump Lounge, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, and see the interesting displays at Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyeongchang-gun trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Andong to Pyeongchang-gun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Danyang-gun, Jeongseon 5-day Market, Guryongsa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Woljeongsa
Woljeongsa
Sangwonsa ©
Sangwonsa
Aqua World ©
Aqua World

5
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
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 (Namae Port, Hajodae, &more), Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum (in Gangneung) and Inje-gun (Baekdamsa Temple & Oseam Temple). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's lots more to do: cool off at Seorak Waterpia, trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, don't miss a visit to Yeonggeumjeong, and kick back and relax at Cheonjin Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sokcho sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pyeongchang-gun to Sokcho in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Inje-gun, Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, Cheonjin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Baekdamsa Temple ©
Baekdamsa Temple

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.
Pack the 1st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, stroll around Namsan Park, and take a stroll through Insadong.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seoul trip builder site.

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Daejeon.

Things to do in Seoul

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

5
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daejeon: Buyeo-gun (Busosanseong & Buyeo National Museum), Gongju (Gongsanseong & Gapsa temple) and Geumsan-gun (Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest & Garden of Sky). There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Spring, take in the awesome beauty at Maninsan Mountain, look and learn at Daejeon Observatory, and steep yourself in history at Cheongnamdae.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Daejeon route planning app.

You can drive from Seoul to Daejeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seoul in September since evenings lows in Daejeon dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gwangju.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Buyeo-gun, Gongju, Geumsan-gun, Cheongju
Highlights from your plan
Yuseong Hot Spring ©
Yuseong Hot Spring
Currency Museum ©
Currency Museum
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum

5
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Explore Gwangju's surroundings by going to Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun), Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun) and Songgwangsa Temple (in Suncheon). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mudeungsan National Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wolbongseowon, examine the collection at Gwangju National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Gwangju visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Daejeon to Gwangju takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Daejeon in September, Gwangju is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gurye-gun, Unjusa, Soswaewon, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, Songgwangsa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple
Mudeungsan National Park ©
Mudeungsan National Park
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon

15
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Ttarabi Oreum, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, get outside with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, and walk around Sarabong Park.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju journey site.

Traveling by flight from Gwangju to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Gwangju in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Jeju, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Island
Highlights from your plan
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Gwakji Gwamul Beach ©
Gwakji Gwamul Beach

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