24 days in South Korea Itinerary

24 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Seoul
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Seoul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive
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Seoul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Suwon
— 1 day
Drive
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Seoul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 3 nights
Bus
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Gyeongju
— 1 day
Drive
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Busan
— 1 night
Fly
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Seoul
— 1 night
Drive
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Chuncheon
— 1 day
Drive
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Seoul
— 2 nights
Train
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Daejeon
— 1 day
Train
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Seoul
— 2 nights
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Seoul — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Deoksugung, then get to know the fascinating history of Changgyeonggung Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jogyesa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Grevin Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, then examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongeunsa Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seoul trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Brussels to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in October, things will get a bit warmer in Seoul: highs are around 22°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 1 night

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sokcho online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in October, Sokcho is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. You will leave for Seoul on the 19th (Wed).
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Seoul — 2 nights

Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, see the interesting displays at World Jewellery Museum, then don't miss a visit to Chinatown, and finally shop like a local with Namdaemun Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seoul online visit planner.

Getting from Sokcho to Seoul by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Suwon.
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Suwon — 1 day

City of Filial Piety

The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Suwoncheon, steep yourself in history at Changryongmun Gate, then get to know the fascinating history of Hwaseong Fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at Dongbukgongsimdon.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Suwon vacation planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Suwon in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.
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Seoul — 3 nights

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Suwon to Seoul takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 4 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 outdoors at Jeju Stone Park and Hallim Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Woljeongri Beach and Saryeoni Forest Path. Change things up with a short trip to O’sulloc Tea Museum in Seogwipo (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, walk around Handam Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Saebyeol Oreum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jeju trip planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. October in Jeju sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Busan.
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Busan — 3 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
For shopping fun, head to Jagalchi Market or Tower Gallery. Get outdoors at Dadaepo Beach and Jangsan Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Yeongnamlu (in Miryang) and Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun (in Gimhae). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, stroll around Yongdusan Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Hwangnyeongsan Mountain.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Busan day trip website.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Jeju in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Busan, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): appreciate the history behind Seokguram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Busan.
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Busan — 1 night

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Busan day trip planning app.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Seoul.
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Seoul — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Seodaemun Prison History Hall, hunt for treasures at Jungbu Market, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream, and finally look for gifts at LINE Friends Flagship Store Myeongdong Station.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seoul online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Busan to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Busan in November; daily highs in Seoul reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.
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Chuncheon — 1 day

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): head off the coast to Nami Island and then get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chuncheon online trip planner.

Drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In November, daytime highs in Chuncheon are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.
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Seoul — 2 nights

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seoul road trip website.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Seoul in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Daejeon.
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nightlife
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Daejeon — 1 day

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, browse the different shops at Daejeon Jungangno Underground Shopping Center, and then look and learn at Daejeon Observatory.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Daejeon online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Seoul to Daejeon in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Daejeon can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Seoul.
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Seoul — 2 nights

On the 5th (Sat), make a trip to Chinatown.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Daejeon to Seoul by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 6th (Sun), you're off to 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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