60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Busan
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gyeongju
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Changnyeong-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Andong
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Cheongju
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Daejeon
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Sokcho
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Seoul
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

9
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Escape the urban bustle at Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort and Geomunoreum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hallim Park and Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Yongmeori Beach, Alive Museum, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach, stroll through Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dongmun Market, and trek along Hallasan Seongpanak.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jeju online holiday maker .

Minneapolis, USA to Jeju is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Jeju. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Yongmeori Beach ©
Yongmeori Beach
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

8
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Visit UN Memorial Cemetery and Hongbeopsa for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Gwangalli Beach and Haeundae Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busan: Oedo Botania (in Geoje) and Changwon (Paryongsan, Paryongsan Doltab, & more). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 15th (Fri) at some of the best spas. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Songdo Beach, don't miss a visit to Gwangandaegyo Bridge, stroll through Dadaepo Beach, and stroll around Dongbaekseom Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Busan trip builder website .

Fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Changwon, Oedo Botania
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Anapji Pond and Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cheonmachong Tomb and Cheomseongdae Observatory. Change things up with these side-trips from Gyeongju: Ulsan (Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden, Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, & more), Daegu (Shinsegae Department Store Daegu, Donghwasa, & more) and Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon). Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Gyeongju National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip builder site .

Getting from Busan to Gyeongju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Busan in May, expect nights in Gyeongju to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Changnyeong-gun.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daegu, Ulsan, Eunhaesa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Yangdong Folk Village ©
Yangdong Folk Village

1
night
Changnyeong-gun

Changnyeong-gun ©
On the 28th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Changnyeong Shilla Jinheungwang Cheokgyeongbi, identify plant and animal life at Upo Wetland, then stroll through Hwawangsan Mountain, and finally take an in-depth tour of Changnyeong Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Changnyeong-gun online attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gyeongju to Changnyeong-gun. Traveling from Gyeongju in May, expect nights in Changnyeong-gun to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are warmer, around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Changnyeong-gun

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Upo Wetland ©
Upo Wetland
Hwawangsan Mountain ©
Hwawangsan Mountain

7
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon). Let the collections at Yugyo Munhwa Museum and Andong Folk Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Andong side-trips: Cheongsong-gun (Juwangsan National Park & Jusanji Pond), Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun) and Yeongju (Buseoksa Temple & Sosuseowon Confucian School). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Sobaeksan National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Dosanseowon Confucian School, stroll around Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, and hunt for treasures at Danyang Market.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Andong trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Changnyeong-gun to Andong by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Changnyeong-gun in May, expect nights in Andong to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are colder, around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cheongju.

Things to do in Andong

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Danyang-gun, Cheongsong-gun, Yeongju, Cheongnyangsa Temple, Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram)
Highlights from your plan
Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Dosanseowon Confucian School ©
Dosanseowon Confucian School

3
nights
Cheongju

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Independence Hall of Korea and Dugguhbi Saengtae Munhwagwan. Get some cultural insight at Beopjusa Temple and Cheongju National Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheongju: Anseong Namsadang Training Center (in Anseong), Songnisan National Park (in Boeun-gun) and Gakwonsa Temple (in Cheonan). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cheongnamdae and go for a walk through Sangdangsanseong Fortress.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Cheongju journey tool .

Explore your travel options from Andong to Cheongju with the Route module. While traveling from Andong, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cheongju, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Daejeon.

Things to do in Cheongju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boeun-gun, Cheonan, Anseong Namsadang Training Center
Highlights from your plan
Beopjusa Temple ©
Beopjusa Temple
The Independence Hall of Korea ©
The Independence Hall of Korea
Gakwonsa Temple ©
Gakwonsa Temple

7
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Get outdoors at Hanbat Arboretum and Gaehwa Art Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeonggijeon Shrine and Magoksa Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Daejeon side-trips: Buyeo-gun (Baekje Royal Tombs (Neungsan-ri Ancient Tombs), Busosanseong, & more), Jeonju (Jeonju Sori Culture Center & Jeonju Fan Culture Center) and Tapsa Temple (in Jinan-gun). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs, admire the masterpieces at Lee Ungno Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mireuksaji National Museum, and examine the collection at Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Daejeon holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cheongju to Daejeon. In June, daily temperatures in Daejeon can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gongju, Buyeo-gun, Jeonju, Mireuksaji National Museum, Tapsa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Gwanchoksa Temple ©
Gwanchoksa Temple
Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum

7
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Naksansa Temple and Gwongeumseong Fortress will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gyeongpo Beach and Sokcho Jungang Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sokcho: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Hongcheon Theme Park (in Hongcheon-gun) and Gangneung (Ojukheon, Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, & more). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, see the interesting displays at Goseong Tal Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheonjin Beach, and kick back and relax at Bongpo Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sokcho itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Daejeon to Sokcho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gangneung, Goseong-gun, Pyeongchang-gun, Yangyang-gun, Baekdamsa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

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.
Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Gyeongdong Marketfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace. Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, and take an in-depth tour of Deoksugung.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip planning site .

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

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