60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  18 h
1
Busan
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Jeju
— 9 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Gwangju
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Jeonju
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Daejeon
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Daegu
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h
7
Gyeongju
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
8
Andong
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Chuncheon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Seoul
— 7 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  15 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

6
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Take a break from Busan with a short trip to Oedo Botania in Geoje, about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, stop by Gamcheon Culture Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Busan online trip itinerary maker.

Minneapolis, USA to Busan is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in December, with highs in Busan at 48°F and lows at 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Oedo Botania
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

9
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (O’sulloc Tea Museum, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, head off the coast to Udo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, and stroll around Sarabong Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju journey planning tool.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Island
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

5
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Explore Gwangju's surroundings by going to Suncheon (Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, Seonamsa Temple, &more), Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun) and Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hwaeomsa Temple, step into the grandiose world of Gochangeupseong Fortress, walk around Mudeungsan National Park, and explore the ancient world of Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gwangju road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Gwangju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Gwangju are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Jeonju.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Suncheon, Gochang-gun, Gurye-gun, Unjusa, Soswaewon
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Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple
Unjusa ©
Unjusa
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 ©
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵

5
nights
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Explore Jeonju's surroundings by going to Sangnim Park (in Hamyang-gun), Buan-gun (Buan Celadon Museum, Naesosa Temple, &more) and Byeokgolje Museum of Agricutural Culture (in Gimje). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tapsa Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gwanghallu Pavilion, don't miss a visit to Hakindang, and take an in-depth tour of Mireuksaji National Museum.

Plan a trip to Jeonju easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Gwangju to Jeonju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gwangju in December, you will find days in Jeonju are somewhat warmer (43°F), and nights are about the same (29°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Daejeon.

Things to do in Jeonju

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Buan-gun, Iksan, Chowon Studio, Sangnim Park, Imsil Cheese Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Jeonju Sori Culture Center ©
Jeonju Sori Culture Center
Naesosa Temple ©
Naesosa Temple
Tapsa Temple ©
Tapsa Temple

6
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Get out of town with these interesting Daejeon side-trips: Gakwonsa Temple (in Cheonan), Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan) and Gongju (Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall, Gongsanseong, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Beopjusa Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maninsan Mountain, see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, and contemplate the long history of Nakhwaam Rock.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Daejeon trip maker website.

You can drive from Jeonju to Daejeon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jeonju in December, Daejeon is little chillier at night with lows of 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Daegu.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gongju, Buyeo-gun, Cheongju, Musangsa Temple, Beopjusa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Beopjusa Temple ©
Beopjusa Temple
Currency Museum ©
Currency Museum
Magoksa Temple ©
Magoksa Temple

5
nights
Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Goryeong-gun (Goryeong Daegaya Historic Site & Daegaya Museum), Changnyeong-gun (Upo Wetland & Hwawangsan Mountain) and Haeinsa (in Hapcheon-Gun). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Donghwasa, make a trip to Dalseung Korea-Japan Friendship Center, examine the collection at Miryang City Museum, and walk around Apsan Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Daegu tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Daejeon to Daegu by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Daejeon in January, with highs in Daegu at 42°F and lows at 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Goryeong-gun, Changnyeong-gun, Miryang, Jikjisa Temple, Haeinsa
Highlights from your plan
Haeinsa ©
Haeinsa
Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Seomun Market
Seomun Market

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon) and Ulsan (Boksoondoga, Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyeongju Hyanggyo Confucian School, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Daegu to Gyeongju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Daegu in January, expect nights in Gyeongju to be somewhat warmer, around 32°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ulsan, Eunhaesa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Yeongju (Buseoksa Temple & Sosuseowon Confucian School) and Danyang-gun (Guinsa Temple & Gosu Cave). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Taebaeksan National Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Andong Hahoe Folk Village, explore the striking landscape of Juwangsan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, and stroll around Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Andong tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Gyeongju to Andong by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Andong can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Andong

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yeongju, Danyang-gun, Cheongnyangsa Temple, Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, Taebaeksan National Park
Highlights from your plan
Gosu Cave ©
Gosu Cave
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chuncheon: Pyeongchang-gun (Phoenix Snow Park & Lee Hyo Seok Literature Forest), Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju) and Inje-gun (Wondaeri Birch Forest, Bangtaesan Recreational Forest, &more). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Nami Island, see the interesting displays at Gangwondo Forest Museum, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War, and take in the pleasant sights at Gongjicheon Recreation Area.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Andong to Chuncheon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Andong in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Chuncheon, with lows around 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inje-gun, Pyeongchang-gun, Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon, The Garden of Morning Calm, Osaek Jujeongol Valley
Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Phoenix Snow Park ©
Phoenix Snow Park
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

Plan trip to Seoul with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Chuncheon to Seoul by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a subway. In January, daytime highs in Seoul are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, DMZ Haemaru Village
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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