60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 10 nights
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Suncheon
— 3 nights
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Gwangju
— 5 nights
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Daejeon
— 6 nights
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Seoul
— 8 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 5 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
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Busan
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 10 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). Spend the 27th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, step off the mainland to explore Udo, kick back and relax at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, and head outdoors with Hyeopjae Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jeju trip maker app.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Suncheon.
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 30:

Suncheon — 3 nights

Korea's Ecological Capital.

Establishing a name for itself as "Korea's Ecological Capital," Suncheon sits nestled on the southwest coastline of the Korean peninsula, a haven of scenic beauty.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suncheon: Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun), Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Hwaeomsa Temple) and Odongdo (in Yeosu). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple, stroll around Jukdobong Park, and don't miss a visit to Suncheon Open Film Set.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Suncheon trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Jeju to Suncheon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 5 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Change things up with these side-trips from Gwangju: Naesosa Temple (in Buan-gun), Jeonju Hanok Village (in Jeonju) and Gochang-gun (Seonunsa Temple & Gochangeupseong Fortress). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Soswaewon Garden, examine the collection at Mokpo Natural History Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Gwanghallu Pavilion.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gwangju trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Suncheon to Gwangju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Daejeon.
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Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:

Daejeon — 6 nights

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tapsa Temple (in Jinan-gun), Gongju (Gapsa temple & Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress) and Boeun-gun (Beopjusa Temple & Songnisan National Park). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Currency Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Yeojin Gallery of Buddhist Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwanchoksa Temple, and snap pictures at Expo Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Daejeon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gwangju to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gwangju in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Daejeon, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Seoul.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:

Seoul — 8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Gwanggyosan Mountain). Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, and stop by Myeongdong Shopping Street.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by train from Daejeon to Seoul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Sokcho.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 21:

Sokcho — 5 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sokcho: Gangneung (Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, Gyeongpodae, &more), Yangyang-gun (Osaek Jujeongol Valley & Naksansa Temple) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, get outside with Biryong Falls, and visit a coastal fixture at Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sokcho trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Sokcho. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pyeongchang-gun.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Pyeongchang-gun — 5 nights

A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pyeongchang-gun: Hwanseongul Cave (in Samcheok), Danyang-gun (Aqua World, Gosu Cave, &more) and Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa Temple, hunt for treasures at Jeongseon 5-day Market, head outdoors with Phoenix Snow Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Pyeongchang-gun online holiday planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Pyeongchang-gun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sokcho in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Pyeongchang-gun. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Andong.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Andong: Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun), Yeongju (Buseoksa Temple & Sosuseowon Confucian Academy) and Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Andong Hahoe Folk Village, examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, and get to know the fascinating history of Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Andong journey builder website.

You can drive from Pyeongchang-gun to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Pyeongchang-gun in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Andong, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.
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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.
Explore Gyeongju's surroundings by going to Daegu (Donghwasa & Gukchaebosang Memorial Park), Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan) and Ulsan (Daewangam Park, Boksoondoga, &more). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Gyeongju National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Hyanggyo, and pause for some photo ops at Seokguram.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gyeongju trip builder app.

You can drive from Andong to Gyeongju in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Busan.
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Busan — 7 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Ipgok County Park (in Haman-gun), Miryang City Museum (in Miryang) and Oedo Botania (in Geoje). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Bokcheon Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan trip builder site.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Busan sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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South Korea travel guide

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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.
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