60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 13 nights
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Suncheon
— 3 nights
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Gwangju
— 6 nights
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Daejeon
— 6 nights
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Seoul
— 8 nights
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 5 nights
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Gangneung
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Busan
— 7 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 13 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 (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Davinci Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, admire the striking features of Bangju Church, find something for the whole family at Eco Land Theme Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju tour itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Jeju is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Suncheon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Suncheon

— 3 nights

Korea's Ecological Capital.

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suncheon: Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Hwaeomsa Temple), Odongdo (in Yeosu) and Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songgwangsa Temple, make a trip to Suncheon Open Film Set, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Suncheon online route planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Suncheon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March, daytime highs in Suncheon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gwangju.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Gwangju

— 6 nights
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gwangju: Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun), Jeonju (Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center, Jeonju Hanok Village, &more) and Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naesosa Temple, see the interesting displays at Gwangju National Museum, walk around Gwangjuho Lake Eco Park, and explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gwangju trip planner.

Drive from Suncheon to Gwangju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Suncheon in March: high temperatures in Gwangju hover around 1°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Daejeon.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Daejeon

— 6 nights
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daejeon: Boeun-gun (Beopjusa Temple & Songnisan National Park), Cheongju (Cheongnamdae & Cheongju National Museum) and Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest (in Geumsan-gun). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, see the sky in a new way at Daejeon Observatory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwanchoksa Temple, and don't miss a visit to Gungdong Rodeo Street.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Daejeon trip planner.

Drive from Gwangju to Daejeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gwangju in March, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Daejeon: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Step out of Seoul with an excursion to Korean Folk Village in Yongin--about 1h 15 min away. Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul day trip app.

Drive from Daejeon to Seoul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Seoul, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pyeongchang-gun

— 5 nights
A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pyeongchang-gun: Yeongwol-gun (Byeolmaro Observatory & Gimsatgat Sites), High1 Ski Resort (in Jeongseon-gun) and Danyang-gun (Gosu Cave & Guinsa Temple). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Phoenix Snow Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, steep yourself in history at Sosuseowon Confucian Academy, and see the interesting displays at Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pyeongchang-gun road trip tool.

Drive from Seoul to Pyeongchang-gun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gangneung.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gangneung

— 5 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gangneung: Donghae (Mangsang Beach & Chuam Beach) and Seoraksan National Park (in Sokcho). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Jeongdongjin Beach, steep yourself in history at Gyeongpodae, and hike along Jeongdong-Simgok Badabuchae-gil Trail.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangneung vacation planner.

Drive from Pyeongchang-gun to Gangneung in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Gyeongju

— 6 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyeongju: Ulsan (Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden & Seoknamsa Temple), Daegu (Daegu Art Museum, Seomun Market, &more) and Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, and contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Gyeongju road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Gangneung to Gyeongju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April in Gyeongju, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Busan

— 7 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Explore Busan's surroundings by going to Oedo Botania (in Geoje) and Tongyeong (Sebyeonggwan Hall, Seopilang Gongwon, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, examine the collection at Busan Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To find out how to plan a trip to Busan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in April: highs in Busan hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

South Korea travel guide

4.2
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.