60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 13 nights
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Cheongju
— 3 nights
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Daejeon
— 5 nights
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Busan
— 7 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 4 nights
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Yangyang-gun
— 3 nights
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Chuncheon
— 4 nights
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Seoul
— 8 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 13 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gidang Art Museum, &more). Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Udo, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and explore the world behind art at Jeju Folk Museum.

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Toronto, Canada to Jeju is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cheongju.
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Cheongju — 3 nights

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheongju: Beopjusa Temple (in Boeun-gun) and Anseong Namsadang Training Center (in Anseong). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Sangdangsanseong Fortress, examine the collection at Cheongju Early Printing Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Suamgol Observatory, and explore the engaging exhibits at Cheongju National Museum.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cheongju trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jeju to Cheongju. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 5 nights

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daejeon: World Heritage Network (in Sokcho), Gongju (Gongju National Museum & Gyeryongsan National Park) and Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Sky, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wolmyeongdong, and don't miss a visit to Daejeon National Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Daejeon trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cheongju to Daejeon. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train 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.
Explore Busan's surroundings by going to Munsin Art Museum (in Changwon) and Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum (in Jinju). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple, and walk around Yongdusan Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Busan day trip planner.

Getting from Daejeon to Busan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Daejeon in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 3°C in Busan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gyeongju: Ulsan (Seoknamsa Temple, Ulsan Daegok Museum, &more), Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan) and Daegu (Heeum - Museum of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, Seomun Market, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gyeongju journey maker.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in April, plan for little chillier days in Gyeongju, with highs around 14°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Andong: Sosuseowon Confucian Academy (in Yeongju), Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park (in Mungyeong) and Cheongsong-gun (Juwangsan National Park & Jusanji Pond). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa, and take in the dramatic natural features at Buyongdae.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Andong planning tool.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pyeongchang-gun.
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Pyeongchang-gun — 4 nights

A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pyeongchang-gun: Aqua World (in Danyang-gun), Jangneung (in Yeongwol-gun) and Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Woljeongsa Temple, wander the wide-open spaces of Daegwanryeong Yangtte Ranch, see the interesting displays at Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall, and delve into the lush surroundings at Lee Hyo Seok Literature Forest.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pyeongchang-gun attractions planning tool.

Drive from Andong to Pyeongchang-gun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yangyang-gun.
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Yangyang-gun — 3 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Yangyang-gun side-trips: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun) and Sokcho (Biryong Falls, Sinheungsa Temple, &more).

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yangyang-gun online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Pyeongchang-gun to Yangyang-gun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chuncheon.
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Chuncheon — 4 nights

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sutasa Temple (in Hongcheon-gun), Museum SAN (in Wonju) and Gapyeong-gun (Jarasum Island & Interactive Art Museum). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, see the interesting displays at Animation Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chuncheon holiday planner.

Getting from Yangyang-gun to Chuncheon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Chuncheon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seoul.
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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.
Seoul is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and walk around Namsan Park.

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You can drive from Chuncheon to Seoul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) 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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