60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Busan
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Gwangju
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Daejeon
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h
5
Daegu
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Andong
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Sokcho
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Chuncheon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Seoul
— 8 nights
Train + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Toronto

7
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Gyeongju (Gyeongju National Museum, Anapji Pond, & more) and Oedo Botania (in Geoje). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Haeundae Beach, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and stroll around Yongdusan Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Busan trip itinerary maker tool .

Toronto, Canada to Busan is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Korea Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Busan, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gyeongju, Oedo Botania
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

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). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, head outdoors with Hamdeok Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, and find something for the whole family at Hallim Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jeju trip planner .

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
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: Namwon (Seodo Station & Gwanghallu Pavilion), Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun) and Gurye-gun (Hwaeomsa Temple & Saseongam Temple 四聖庵). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple, explore the historical opulence of Gochangeupseong Fortress, and make a trip to Jeonju Hanok Village.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gwangju trip 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. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Daejeon.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Namwon, Jeonju, Gurye-gun, Suncheon, Naesosa Temple
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Gwanghallu Pavilion ©
Gwanghallu Pavilion
Mudeungsan National Park ©
Mudeungsan National Park
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©

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 Cheongnamdae (in Cheongju), Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun) and Boeun-gun (Songnisan National Park & Beopjusa Temple). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwanchoksa Temple, see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, and make a trip to Mokcheokgyo Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Daejeon holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Gwangju to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gwangju in July, you will find days in Daejeon are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are little chillier (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Daegu.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boeun-gun, Buyeo National Museum, Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest, Tapsa Temple, Gwanchoksa Temple
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:
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Beopjusa Temple ©
Beopjusa Temple
Yuseong Hot Springs ©
Yuseong Hot Springs
Songnisan National Park ©
Songnisan National Park

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 out of town with these interesting Daegu side-trips: Goryeong-gun (Daegaya Museum & Goryeong Daegaya Historic Site), Gyeongju (Seokguram, Bulguksa Temple, & more) and Haeinsa (in Hapcheon-Gun). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Donghwasa, appreciate the history behind Gatbawi, walk around Apsan Park, and see the interesting displays at Miryang City Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Daegu trip planner.

You can take a train from Daejeon to Daegu in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Daegu, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Andong.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gyeongju, Goryeong-gun, Gyeongsan, Haeinsa, Eunhaesa Temple
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 5:
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Haeinsa ©
Haeinsa

5
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 out of town with these interesting Andong side-trips: Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun), Yeongju (Buseoksa Temple & Sosuseowon Confucian School) and Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park (in Mungyeong). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Andong Hahoe Folk Village, ponder the world of politics at Gyeongsangbukdo City Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongnyangsa Temple, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gosu Cave.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Andong trip planner.

You can drive from Daegu to Andong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Andong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeongju, Danyang-gun, Juwangsan National Park, Cheongnyangsa Temple, Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park ©
Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park
Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park

6
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sokcho: Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple, Hajodae, & more), Gangneung (Jumunjin Breakwater, Tongil Park (Unification Park), & more) and Pyeongchang-gun (Sangwonsa & Woljeongsa). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, admire the sheer force of Biryong Falls, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and hike along Ulsanbawi Rock.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sokcho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Andong to Sokcho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gangneung, Yangyang-gun, Pyeongchang-gun, Cheonjin Beach, Baekdamsa Temple
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 16:
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chuncheon: Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju), Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun) and Pyeongchang-gun (Phoenix Snow Park, Lee Hyo Seok Literature Forest, & more). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Nami Island, take in the pleasant sights at Gongjicheon Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at Gangwondo Forest Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Chuncheon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyeongchang-gun, Jeongseon 5-day Market, Guryongsa Temple
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, make a trip to N Seoul Tower, and wander the streets of Insadong.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Seoul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. August in Seoul sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, DMZ Haemaru Village
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 29:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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