60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea tour planner

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Seoul
— 9 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Daejeon
— 6 nights
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Suncheon
— 3 nights
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Boseong-gun
— 2 nights
Drive to Muan International Airport, Fly to Jeju
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 14 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Busan
— 8 nights
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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.
Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, and wander the streets of Insadong.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary maker app.

Toronto, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Seoul is 14 hours. Traveling from Toronto in May, things will get a bit warmer in Seoul: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Sokcho

— 5 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sokcho: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Woljeongsa Temple (in Pyeongchang-gun) and Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple & Osaek Jujeongol Valley). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, admire the sheer force of Yukdam Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Biryong Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yeongjin Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sokcho online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Andong

— 5 nights

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: Yeongju (Yeongju Insam Museum & Buseoksa Temple), Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun) and Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram) (in Gunwi-gun). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, contemplate the long history of Dosanseowon Confucian School, appreciate the history behind Statue of Peace, and snap pictures at Weolyeonggyo Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Andong trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Andong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Andong sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Daejeon.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Daejeon

— 6 nights
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daejeon: Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan), Nakhwaam Rock (in Buyeo-gun) and Musangsa Temple (in Gyeryong). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress, see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beopjusa Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maninsan Mountain.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Daejeon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Andong to Daejeon in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Andong in May, you will find days in Daejeon are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are slightly colder (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Suncheon.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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 Suncheon's surroundings by going to Hadong-gun (Pyeongsari Park & Ssanggyesa Temple) and Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Hwaeomsa Temple). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple, walk around Jukdobong Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Suncheon day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Daejeon to Suncheon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Daejeon in May, expect nights in Suncheon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boseong-gun.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Boseong-gun

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Hwalseong Sanseong Sanlim Yokjang, stroll through Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, and then steep yourself in history at Boseong Ganggol Traditional Village. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Wood Land and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unjusa.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Boseong-gun day trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Suncheon to Boseong-gun. Traveling from Suncheon in May, expect Boseong-gun to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Boseong-gun

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 14 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Gasiri Wind Power Plant, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, take a peaceful walk through Bijarim Forest, and admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boseong-gun to Jeju. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Daegu (Dalseong Park, Seomun Market, &more), Gyeongsan (Gatbawi Rock & Bangokji Reservoir) and Ulsan (Seoknamsa Temple & Ulsan Grand Park). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Gyeongju National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, and steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Hyanggyo.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Gyeongju takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Busan

— 8 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Geoje (Gonggoji & Oedo Botania). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, walk around Yongdusan Park, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Songjeong Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can 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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in June: highs in Busan hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.