60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Seoul
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Hanam
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Chuncheon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Sokcho
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Donghae
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Daejeon
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Daegu
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h
8
Gyeongju
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Busan
— 8 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 11 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: London

7
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 Namdaemun Marketfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Dongbukgongsimdon). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and steep yourself in history at Changdeokgung Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul tour planner.

London, UK to Seoul is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Seoul is 9 hours. In December, Seoul is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanam.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Suwon, DMZ Haemaru Village
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

1
night
Hanam

Hanam ©
Hanam is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. On the 10th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Statue of Peace, then get engrossed in the history at Hanam Museum of History, and then browse the different shops at Starfield Hanam.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hanam trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seoul to Hanam. In December in Hanam, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Hanam

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Statue of Peace
Highlights from your plan
Starfield Hanam ©
Starfield Hanam

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Cheongpyeongsa and Hongcheon Theme Park. Step out of the city life by going to Nami Island and Phoenix Snow Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chuncheon: Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War (in Gapyeong-gun), Pyeongchang-gun (Lee Hyo Seok Literature Forest & Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang) and Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Guryongsa Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon, and delve into the lush surroundings at Wondaeri Birch Forest.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hanam to Chuncheon. In December, daily temperatures in Chuncheon can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyeongchang-gun, Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War, Wondaeri Birch Forest, Guryongsa Temple, Hongcheon Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Phoenix Snow Park ©
Phoenix Snow Park
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa

5
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Get in touch with nature at Seoraksan National Park and Bongpo Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Gangmun Beach and Gyeongpo Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bangtaesan Recreational Forest (in Inje-gun), Yangyang-gun (Naksan Beach, Naksansa Temple, &more) and Songjiho Beach (in Goseong-gun). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Ulsanbawi Rock, take in panoramic vistas at Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, hike along Biryong Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sokcho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Sokcho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Donghae.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Goseong-gun, Gangneung, Bangtaesan Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach

2
nights
Donghae

Donghae ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Mureung Valley and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hwanseongul Cave. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Mangsang Beac, Head underground at Cheongok Cave, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chuam Beach.

To plan Donghae vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sokcho to Donghae. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Daejeon.

Things to do in Donghae

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hwanseongul Cave
Highlights from your plan
Chuam Beach ©
Chuam Beach
Mureung Valley ©
Mureung Valley
Hwanseongul Cave ©
Hwanseongul Cave

7
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Get outdoors at Songnisan National Park and Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gongsanseong and Buyeo National Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daejeon: Gongju (Gapsa temple, Magoksa Temple, &more), Beopjusa Temple (in Boeun-gun) and Cheongju (Cheongnamdae & Dugguhbi Saengtae Munhwagwan). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, look and learn at Daejeon Observatory, contemplate the waterfront views at Tapjeongho lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanbat Arboretum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Daejeon journey planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Donghae to Daejeon. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Daegu.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gongju, Boeun-gun, Nonsan, Cheongju, Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest
Highlights from your plan
Songnisan National Park ©
Songnisan National Park
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum
Gongsanseong ©
Gongsanseong

6
nights
Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Get in touch with nature at Upo Wetland and Hwawangsan Mountain. Goryeong Daegaya Historic Site and Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Daegu side-trips: Haeinsa (in Hapcheon-Gun), Daegaya Museum (in Goryeong-gun) and Gatbawi (in Gyeongsan). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Seomun Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gounsa Temple, steep yourself in history at Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park, and explore the galleries of House of Seo Sangdon.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Daegu trip itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Daejeon to Daegu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Daegu when traveling from Daejeon in December, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Goryeong-gun, Changnyeong-gun, Haeinsa, Gounsa Temple, Miryang City Museum
Highlights from your plan
Haeinsa ©
Haeinsa
Upo Wetland ©
Upo Wetland
Seomun Market
Seomun Market

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.
Get outdoors at Juwangsan National Park and Jusanji Pond. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram. Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon) and Ulsan (Boksoondoga, Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyeongju Hyanggyo Confucian School, explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju day trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Daegu to Gyeongju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Daegu in January, you will find days in Gyeongju are a bit cooler (1°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ulsan, Cheongsong-gun, Eunhaesa Temple
Highlights from your plan
Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

8
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
We've included these beaches for you: Haeundae Beach and Dadaepo Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gamcheon Culture Village and Haedong Yonggung Temple. Go for a jaunt from Busan to Geoje to see Oedo Botania about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Busan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gyeongju in January, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (7°C), and nights are little chillier (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Oedo Botania
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village

11
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Manjanggul Cave. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gwakji Gwamul Beach and Hyeopjae Beach. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Gasiri Wind Power Plant, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Geomunoreum, identify plant and animal life at Roe Deer Observation Center, walk around Sarabong Park, and head off the coast to Udo.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jeju trip planner.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong

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