38 days in South Korea Itinerary

38 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Suwon
— 2 nights
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Anseong
— 1 night
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Andong
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Daegu
— 1 night
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Hapcheon-Gun
— 1 night
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Jinan-gun
— 1 night
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Jeonju
— 1 night
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
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Gurye-gun
— 2 nights
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Hadong-gun
— 1 night
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Jinju
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 4 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
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Seoul
— 5 nights
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Seoul — 4 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: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, stop by Insadong, and get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Seoul at 26°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Suwon.
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Suwon — 2 nights

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 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, then don't miss a visit to Hwaseong Fortress, and then steep yourself in history at Paldalmun Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Korean Folk Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Suwon road trip planning website.

You can drive from Seoul to Suwon in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Anseong.
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Anseong — 1 night

Anseong is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, 80km south of Seoul. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Anseong Namsadang Training Center, then contemplate the long history of Mirinae Holy Site, and then get to know the resident critters at NACF Anseong Farmland.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anseong day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Suwon to Anseong with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Suwon in October since evenings lows in Anseong dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Andong.
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Andong — 2 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.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Dosanseowon Confucian School, then examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum, and then take in the views from Weolyeonggyo Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and then contemplate the long history of Byeongsan Seowon.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Andong trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Anseong to Andong. Traveling from Anseong in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Andong, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 2 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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyeongju Hyanggyo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, then contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gyeongju trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Andong to Gyeongju in 2 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Daegu.
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Daegu — 1 night

The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Sanghwa Yi's Old House, then take a peaceful walk through Daegu Arboretum, then stroll around Apsan Park, and finally make a trip to Kim Gwangseok Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Seomun Market, find something for the whole family at E-World, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Donghwasa.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Daegu trip app.

You can take a train from Gyeongju to Daegu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Daegu when traveling from Gyeongju in October, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hapcheon-Gun.
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Hapcheon-Gun — 1 night

On the 14th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Odosan Nature Recreation Forest and then steep yourself in history at Haeinsa.

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Explore your travel options from Daegu to Hapcheon-Gun with the Route module. In October in Hapcheon-Gun, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jinan-gun.
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Jinan-gun — 1 night

On the 15th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapsa Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Maisan, and then appreciate the history behind Statue of Peace.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jinan-gun trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hapcheon-Gun to Jinan-gun. In October, daily temperatures in Jinan-gun can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Jeonju.
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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 16th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, then steep yourself in history at Omokdae and Imokdae, then don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeondong Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Pungnammun Gate, contemplate the long history of Gyeonggijeon Shrine, and then examine the collection at Royal Portrait Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jeonju travel tool.

Explore your travel options from Jinan-gun to Jeonju with the Route module. October in Jeonju sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 2 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. On the 18th (Tue), walk around Mudeungsan National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Soswaewon Garden, then steep yourself in history at May 18th National Cemetery, then walk around Peace Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of 1913 Songjeong Station Market.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gwangju road trip site.

Traveling by train from Jeonju to Gwangju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Gwangju can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gurye-gun.
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Gurye-gun — 2 nights

On the 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hwaeomsa Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheoneunsa Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gurye-gun day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gwangju to Gurye-gun. In October in Gurye-gun, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Hadong-gun.
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Hadong-gun — 1 night

On the 21st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Gwangyang Maehwa Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ssanggyesa Temple, and then look for gifts at Hwagae Market.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hadong-gun travel route app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gurye-gun to Hadong-gun. In October in Hadong-gun, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jinju.
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Jinju — 2 nights

Jinju is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): meet the residents at Jinyangho Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Jinjuseong, and then take an in-depth tour of Jinju National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chunggoksa Temple, then engage your brain at KAI Aerospace Museum, and then stroll around Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jinju trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Hadong-gun to Jinju with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Jinju can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Busan.
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Busan — 4 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for sightseeing, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at Busan Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Busan attractions site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jinju to Busan. In October, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). Spend the 31st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, view the masterpieces at The Islander, and don't miss a visit to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road).

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jeju trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Busan in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Jeju, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Seoul.
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Seoul — 5 nights

Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to Nami Island in Chuncheon, about 1h 40 min away. Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Explore Seoul further: explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, and contemplate the long history of Baek In-je's House.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sun).
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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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