60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Daegu
— 4 nights
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Busan
— 7 nights
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Ulsan
— 1 night
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
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Andong
— 4 nights
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 4 nights
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Gangneung
— 5 nights
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Chuncheon
— 4 nights
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Seoul
— 8 nights
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Paju
— 1 night
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Incheon
— 1 night
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Daejeon
— 5 nights
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Cheongju
— 2 nights
Drive to Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513), Fly to Jeju International Airport
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
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Daegu

The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Explore Daegu's surroundings by going to Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon), Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan) and Seongju-gun (Gayasan Wildflower Botanical Garden & Hangae Maeul). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haeinsa, admire the natural beauty at Daegu Arboretum, explore the activities along Suseongmot Lake, and stroll around Apsan Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Daegu trip planner.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Daegu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sofia to Daegu, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Daegu sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Daegu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

7
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Busan

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Busan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Daegu to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Busan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ulsan.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Ulsan

Gateway to the Yeongnam Alps

A powerhouse of industry not just for South Korea but the world, Ulsan offers up a thriving metropolis dominated by trade but interspersed with some undisturbed scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): walk around Taehwa River Seepri Bamboo Grove, then explore the activities along Taehwagang National Garden, and then walk around Daewangam Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ulsan road trip tool.

You can drive from Busan to Ulsan in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Busan in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Ulsan, with highs around 14°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Ulsan

Parks · Nature

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Gyeongju

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.
Gyeongju is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, explore the world behind art at Silla Arts And Science Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ulsan to Gyeongju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

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Andong

Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture

Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Andong: Buseoksa Temple (in Yeongju), Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun) and Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, take in the views from Wollyeongo Bridge, contemplate the long history of Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy, and examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Andong online route maker.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Andong can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Pyeongchang-gun

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 Danyang-gun (Guinsa Temple, Gosu Cave, &more) and Baekseok Falls (in Jeongseon-gun). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Odaesan National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa Temple, take a peaceful walk through Lee Hyo Seok Literature Forest, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Pyeongchang-gun trip planner.

You can drive from Andong to Pyeongchang-gun in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gangneung.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Gangneung

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gangneung: Sokcho (Seoraksan National Park, Ulsanbawi Rock, &more) and Naksansa Temple (in Yangyang-gun). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, stroll around Tongil Park (Unification Park), contemplate the long history of Gyeongpodae, and examine the collection at Ojukheon.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gangneung trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pyeongchang-gun to Gangneung in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Chuncheon

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chuncheon: Gapyeong-gun (The Garden of Morning Calm, Petite France, &more). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, take a stroll through Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street, walk around Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon trip planner.

Drive from Gangneung to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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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 8th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Changdeokgung Palace, explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from N Seoul Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Seoul online itinerary planner.

Drive from Chuncheon to Seoul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In May, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paju.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Paju

Northwest of the capital, Paju has become known for its cultural attractions, history, and proximity to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
On the 13th (Thu), stroll around Unjeong Lake Park and then contemplate the long history of DMZ Haemaru Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paju online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Paju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In May, daily temperatures in Paju can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Incheon.

Things to do in Paju

Historic Sites · Parks

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Incheon

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Jjajangmyeon Museum, don't miss a visit to Chinatown, then stroll around Incheon Jayu Park, and finally stroll around Songdo Central Park.

Plan my trip to Incheon with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Paju to Incheon in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a subway. While traveling from Paju, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Incheon, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Daejeon.

Things to do in Incheon

Parks · Museums

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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: Jeonju (Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, Gyeonggijeon Shrine, &more) and Gongju (Gongju National Museum, Gongsanseong, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Currency Museum, make a trip to Daejeon National Cemetery, delve into the lush surroundings at Jangtaesan Natural Forest, and take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Daejeon trip planner.

You can drive from Incheon to Daejeon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Incheon in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Daejeon: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cheongju.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Cheongju

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Cheongnamdae, explore the engaging exhibits at Cheongju National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Sangdangsanseong Fortress.

Make your Cheongju itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daejeon to Cheongju. In May, daily temperatures in Cheongju can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Cheongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Jeju, Jeju Island

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Udo, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, learn more about the world around you at Jeju World Natural Heritage Center, and don't miss a visit to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jeju itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Cheongju to Jeju with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.