8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea tour planner

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Cheorwon-gun
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Gangneung
— 1 day
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Pyeongchang-gun
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Andong
— 1 night
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Daegu
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Busan
— 3 nights
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Boseong-gun
— 1 night
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Gwangju
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Jeonju
— 1 night
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Gongju
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Cheorwon-gun

On the 17th (Mon), examine the collection at Hangawon.

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Seoul to Cheorwon-gun is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gangneung.

Things to do in Cheorwon-gun

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Gangneung

— 1 day
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.
To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gangneung trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cheorwon-gun to Gangneung. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Pyeongchang-gun

A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
On the 18th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch and then examine the collection at Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyeongchang-gun trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Gangneung to Pyeongchang-gun in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Andong.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Andong

— 1 night

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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Andong trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pyeongchang-gun to Andong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Daegu on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Daegu

The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Daegu Safety Theme Park, contemplate the long history of Donghwasa, and then steep yourself in history at Sanghwa Yi's Old House.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Daegu day trip planning site.

You can drive from Andong to Daegu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Andong in June, expect nights in Daegu to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Busan.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites · Museums

Busan

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Busan Station Plaza, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, then kick back and relax at Songdo Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach.

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Getting from Daegu to Busan by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Daegu in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Boseong-gun.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Boseong-gun

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Yulpo Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Daewonsa Tibetan Museum, see the interesting displays at Jeolla Military Fortress Hamel Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Jeolla Naval Fortress Site, and finally see the interesting displays at The Museum of Guojok-Walnut.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Boseong-gun driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Busan to Boseong-gun. Traveling from Busan in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Boseong-gun, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Boseong-gun

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Gwangju

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gwangju online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boseong-gun to Gwangju. In June in Gwangju, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to Jeonju.

Things to do in Gwangju

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Jeonju

— 1 night
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Jeonju Arboretum and then get engrossed in the history at Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall.

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Take a train from Gwangju to Jeonju in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Gwangju in June since evenings lows in Jeonju dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gongju.

Things to do in Jeonju

Parks · Nature · Museums

Gongju

Gongju, also spelt Kongju, is a city in South Chungcheong province, South Korea.HistoryGongju was formerly named Ungjin and was the capital of Baekje from AD 475 to 538. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gongju itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jeonju to Gongju. When traveling from Jeonju in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Gongju, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gongju

Museums

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.