60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea itinerary planner

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Seoul
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Seoul
— 8 nights
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Chuncheon
— 5 nights
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Sokcho
— 6 nights
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Jeongseon-gun
— 3 nights
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Cheongju
— 3 nights
Drive
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Buan-gun
— 5 nights
Drive to Kunsan Air Base, Fly to Jeju
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 16 nights
Fly
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
Drive
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Busan
— 8 nights
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Seoul

— 8 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.
Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul online day trip planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Seoul is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bratislava to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bratislava in June since evenings lows in Seoul dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chuncheon

— 5 nights
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chuncheon: Danyang-gun (Aqua World & Gosu Cave), Gapyeong-gun (Homyeong Lake & Jarasum Island) and Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Nami Island, examine the collection at Chuncheon Makguksu Museum, take in the natural beauty of World Oncheon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a subway. In July in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Sokcho

— 6 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sokcho: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Gangneung (Tongil Park (Unification Park), Jeongdongjin Beach, &more) and Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple, Hajodae, &more). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, cool off at Seorak Waterpia, admire the sheer force of Cheondang Falls, and visit a coastal fixture at Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sokcho road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jeongseon-gun.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jeongseon-gun

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeongseon-gun: Danyang-gun (Ondal Gwangwangji & Guinsa Temple), Yeongwol-gun (Jangneung & Byeolmaro Observatory) and Taebaek (Geomnyongso Pond & Taebaek Coal Museum).

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Jeongseon-gun trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sokcho to Jeongseon-gun. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cheongju.

Things to do in Jeongseon-gun

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cheongju

— 3 nights
Cheongju is the capital and largest city of North Chungcheong Province in South Korea.HistoryCheongju has been an important provincial town since ancient times.During Hideyoshi's Invasions of Korea, Cheongju was the site of the Battle of Chongju, during which the Korean forces re-took the city from the Japanese forces in an important early victory.The government of the province relocated here from Chungju in 1908.The opening of the Chungbuk-line in 1926 sparked regional development. Get out of town with these interesting Cheongju side-trips: Songnisan National Park (in Boeun-gun), Magoksa Temple (in Gongju) and Anseong Namsadang Training Center (in Anseong). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Sangdangsanseong Fortress, steep yourself in history at Cheongnamdae, and have fun and explore at Cheongju National Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cheongju trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Jeongseon-gun to Cheongju with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Buan-gun.

Things to do in Cheongju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Buan-gun

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Gochang-gun (Seonunsa Temple, Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites, &more), Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon) and Naejangsa Temple (in Jeongeup).

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Buan-gun trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cheongju to Buan-gun with the Route module. In July in Buan-gun, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Buan-gun

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 16 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.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Gasiri Wind Power Plant, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, walk around Hallim Park, and kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju route maker app.

Explore your travel options from Buan-gun to Jeju with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · 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.
Explore Gyeongju's surroundings by going to Daegu (Seomun Market, Donghwasa, &more), Ulsan (Boksoondoga, Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, &more) and Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Gyeongju online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Jeju to Gyeongju by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Busan

— 8 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: Tongyeong (Sebyeonggwan Hall, Seopilang Gongwon, &more) and Geoje (Gonggoji & Oedo Botania). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Busan trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Busan, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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.