60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip itinerary planner

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 8 nights
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 5 nights
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Sokcho
— 4 nights
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Chuncheon
— 3 nights
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Gapyeong-gun
— 6 nights
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Seoul
— 9 nights
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Yongin
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
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Changwon
— 7 nights
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Busan
— 7 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 8 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.
Take a break from Jeju with a short trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Sarabong Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bangju Church, whizz through the canopy at Zipline Jeju, and get in on the family fun at Eco Land Theme Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju sightseeing planner.

Semarang, Indonesia to Jeju is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Semarang to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 Pyeongchang-gun's surroundings by going to Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju), Guinsa Temple (in Danyang-gun) and Jangneung (in Yeongwol-gun). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Phoenix Snow Park, stroll through High1 Ski Resort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeongbangsa Temple, and contemplate the long history of Sosuseowon Confucian Academy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pyeongchang-gun journey planner.

Fly from Jeju to Pyeongchang-gun in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sokcho

— 4 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sokcho: Gangneung (Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum & Gangmun Beach), Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun) and Yangyang-gun (Osaek Jujeongol Valley & Naksansa Temple). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's much more to do: cool off at Seorak Waterpia, hike along Biryong Falls, and kick back and relax at Songjiho Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sokcho holiday builder site.

Getting from Pyeongchang-gun to Sokcho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chuncheon

— 3 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've now added Nami Island to your itinerary. Take a break from Chuncheon with a short trip to Sutasa Temple in Hongcheon-gun, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, take in the natural beauty of World Oncheon, examine the collection at Chuncheon Makguksu Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chuncheon visit planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gapyeong-gun.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gapyeong-gun

— 6 nights
You've now added Petite France to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gapyeong-gun: Pocheon (Bidulginang Waterfalls, Bears Town Resort, &more), Yangpyeong-gun (Angela Garden, Saneum Natural Recreation Forest, &more) and JaeIn Waterfall (in Yeoncheon-gun).

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gapyeong-gun journey builder site.

Gapyeong-gun is very close to Chuncheon. In March, daily temperatures in Gapyeong-gun can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Gapyeong-gun

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Seoul

— 9 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Insadong, Changdeokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, and other attractions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and MMCA - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (in Gwacheon). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream, admire the masterpieces at Seoul Museum of Art, walk around Banpo Hangang Park, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gapyeong-gun to Seoul in an hour. Other options are to take a subway; or take a bus. March in Seoul sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yongin.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Yongin

— 5 nights
Located within the capital's urban sprawl, Yongin stands as a city in its own right, but has come to be considered a suburb of Seoul.
Everland has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Yongin: Daejeon (Expo Bridge, Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, &more), Suwon (Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, &more) and Icheon Termeden (in Icheon). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Korean Folk Village and see the interesting displays at Samsung Transportation Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yongin trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Seoul to Yongin in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and subway. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Yongin

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gyeongju: Ulsan (Ulsan Daegok Museum, Boksoondoga, &more) and Daegu (Alive Aquarium Daegu, Seomun Market, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, get in on the family fun at Gyeongju World, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, and identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju online journey planner.

Drive from Yongin to Gyeongju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yongin in April: highs in Gyeongju hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Changwon.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Changwon

— 7 nights
Changwon is the capital city of Gyeongsangnam-do, on the southeast coast of South Korea. Your day by day itinerary now includes Jinhae Gunhangje Festival as well as Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Changwon: Tongyeong (Sebyeonggwan Hall, Seopilang Gongwon, &more), Upo Wetland (in Changnyeong-gun) and Miryang City Museum (in Miryang). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Oedo Botania, take in the awesome beauty at Bonghwa Mountain, steep yourself in history at Jinjuseong, and take in the pleasant sights at Hoewonhyeon Fortress Site.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Changwon planner.

Getting from Gyeongju to Changwon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, Changwon is somewhat warmer than Gyeongju - with highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Changwon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Busan

— 7 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Haeundae Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Yangsan (Beopgi Fountainhead & Yangsan Water Park). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwangalli Beach, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art, and enjoy the sand and surf at Songjeong Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Changwon to Busan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Changwon in April, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Busan. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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.