60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Kunsan Air Base, Drive to Buyeo-gun
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Buyeo-gun
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gwangju
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 8 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
Drive
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Andong
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yeongju
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gangneung
— 5 nights
Drive
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Seoul
— 7 nights
Drive
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Gwangju
— 7 nights
Drive to Gimpo International Airport, Fly to Accra

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Buyeo-gun

— 4 nights
Buyeo National Museum and Busosanseong Fortress are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Buyeo-gun's surroundings by going to Gongju (Magoksa Temple, Gongju National Museum, &more), Muchangpo Beach (in Boryeong) and Seosan (Ganwolam Temple & Buseoksa Temple).

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Buyeo-gun travel route planning site.

Accra, Ghana to Buyeo-gun is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Accra to Buyeo-gun, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gwangju.

Things to do in Buyeo-gun

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Gwangju

— 5 nights
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Hwaeomsa Temple and Unjusa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon), Gochang-gun (Gochangeupseong Fortress & Seonunsa Temple) and Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 (in Gurye-gun). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, walk around Peace Park, and visit Dongmyeong-dong Cafe Street.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gwangju journey planner.

You can drive from Buyeo-gun to Gwangju in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Buyeo-gun in July, plan for slightly colder days in Gwangju, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Gwaneumsa Temple and O’sulloc Tea Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Halla Mountain). There's much more to do: stroll through Hamdeok Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sehwa Beach, examine the collection at Jeju National Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave.

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Getting from Gwangju to Jeju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Busan

— 6 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan Gamcheon Culture Village and Busan Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Miryang City Museum (in Miryang) and Oedo Botania (in Geoje). There's much more to do: stroll through Haeundae Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Busan tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In July, daytime highs in Busan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

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.
Get some cultural insight at Bulguksa Temple and Gyeongju National Museum. Explore Gyeongju's surroundings by going to Yeongildae Beach (in Pohang), Ulsan (Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, Ulsan Daegok Museum, &more) and Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Seokguram, browse the eclectic array of goods at Seomun Market, explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and contemplate the long history of Oksanseowon Confucian Academy.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip planner.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Andong Folk Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Andong side-trips: Cheongsong-gun (Juwangsan National Park & Jusanji Pond), Gounsa Temple (in Uiseong-gun) and Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram) (in Gunwi-gun). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School, examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, and walk around Sunrise Park.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Andong route builder tool.

Getting from Gyeongju to Andong by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Yeongju

— 5 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Sosuseowon Confucian Academy and Jangneung. Get out of town with these interesting Yeongju side-trips: Danyang-gun (Guinsa Temple, Gosu Cave, &more), Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun) and Yeongwol-gun (Byeolmaro Observatory & Cheonglyeongpo).

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yeongju driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Andong to Yeongju with the Route module. In August in Yeongju, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Gangneung.

Things to do in Yeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Naksansa Temple and Baekdamsa Temple. Explore Gangneung's surroundings by going to Donghae (Mureung Valley & Chuam Beach), Pyeongchang-gun (Sangwonsa & Woljeongsa Temple) and Seoraksan National Park (in Sokcho). There's still lots to do: get curious at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Cheonjin Beach, stroll through Jeongdongjin Beach, and kick back and relax at Gangmun Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gangneung online route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yeongju to Gangneung. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Seoul

— 7 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street. There's lots more to do: stop by Insadong, don't miss a visit to Jongmyo Shrine, explore the world behind art at Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seoul tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gangneung to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Gwangju

— 7 nights
Gwangju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, a suburb southeast of Seoul. Get some cultural insight at Hwaseong Fortress and Icheon Ceramics Village. Explore Gwangju's surroundings by going to Icheon Termeden (in Icheon), MMCA - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (in Gwacheon) and Suwon (Dongbukgongsimdon & Hwaseong Haenggung Palace). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gagwonsa Temple, deepen your understanding at Anseong Namsadang Training Center, get in on the family fun at Everland, and admire the natural beauty at Hoam Art Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gwangju trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seoul to Gwangju. August in Gwangju sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gwangju

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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.