60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  7​h
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Gwangju
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Daejeon
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Busan
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Gyeongju
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Andong
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Sokcho
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Chuncheon
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Seoul
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Taipei

9
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Seongsan Ilchulbong, & more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Halla Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, admire the natural beauty at Spirited Garden, and explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jeju road trip planning website .

Taipei, Taiwan to Jeju is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Korea Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Taipei in October; daily highs in Jeju reach 24°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

6
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gwangju: Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun), Jeonju (Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall & Jeonju Hanok Village) and Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naesosa Temple, step into the grandiose world of Gochangeupseong Fortress, explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at 5.18 Memorial Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gwangju online travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Gwangju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In November in Gwangju, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Daejeon.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Suncheon, Gochang-gun, Gurye-gun, Jeonju, Naesosa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Naesosa Temple ©
Naesosa Temple
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Unjusa ©
Unjusa

6
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Explore Daejeon's surroundings by going to Gongju (Gapsa temple & Gongsanseong), Boeun-gun (Songnisan National Park & Beopjusa Temple) and Cheongju (Cheongnamdae, Cheongju National Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs, contemplate the long history of Yu Gwan-sun Memorial Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwanchoksa Temple, and make a trip to Tapjeongho lake.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Daejeon online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Gwangju to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Gwangju in November since evenings lows in Daejeon dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cheongju, Boeun-gun, Nonsan, Gongju, Cheonan
Highlights from your plan
Sangdangsanseong Fortress ©
Sangdangsanseong Fortress
Yuseong Hot Springs ©
Yuseong Hot Springs
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum

7
nights
Busan

Busan ©
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 Sebyeonggwan Hall (in Tongyeong) and Oedo Botania (in Geoje). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, and make a trip to Yongdusan Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Busan travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Daejeon to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Daejeon in November; daily highs in Busan reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sebyeonggwan Hall, Oedo Botania
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

6
nights
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
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 Gyeongsan (Gatbawi & Bangokji), Ulsan (Ulsan Daegok Museum, Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, & more) and Daegu (Donghwasa, Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju attractions website .

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Busan in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Daegu, Ulsan, Gyeongsan, Eunhaesa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

6
nights
Andong

Andong ©
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: Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park (in Mungyeong), Cheongsong-gun (Jusanji Pond & Juwangsan National Park) and Yeongju (Buseoksa Temple & Sosuseowon Confucian School). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, see the interesting displays at Andong Folk Museum, Head underground at Gosu Cave, and make a trip to Guinsa Temple.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Andong trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Gyeongju to Andong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Andong, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cheongsong-gun, Danyang-gun, Yeongju, Cheongnyangsa Temple, Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple

5
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pyeongchang-gun (Woljeongsa & Sangwonsa), Gangneung (Jeongdongjin Beach & Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum) and Yangyang-gun (Hajodae, Namae Port, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park, enjoy the sea views from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baekdamsa Temple, and head outdoors with Ulsanbawi Rock.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sokcho vacation planner.

You can drive from Andong to Sokcho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Gangneung, Pyeongchang-gun, Baekdamsa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

6
nights
Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
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: Pyeongchang-gun (Phoenix Snow Park, Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, & more), Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju) and Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Nami Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, see the interesting displays at Gangwondo Forest Museum, and take in the natural beauty of World Oncheon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Chuncheon travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Chuncheon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pyeongchang-gun, Guryongsa Temple, The Garden of Morning Calm, Jeongseon 5-day Market, Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon
Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Phoenix Snow Park ©
Phoenix Snow Park

8
nights
Seoul

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Myeongdong Shopping Street, wander the streets of Insadong, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seoul tour planner.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Seoul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In December, daytime highs in Seoul are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, DMZ Haemaru Village
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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