27 days in South Korea Itinerary

27 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip planner

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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Gangneung
— 3 nights
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Gyeongju
— 4 nights
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Hapcheon-Gun
— 1 night
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Jeonju
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 4 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
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Seoul

— 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Panmunjom. Head to Times Square Mall and Majang Meat Marketfor some retail therapy. Visiting Mulhyanggi Arboretum and Gwanaksan Mountain will get you outdoors. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Suwon (Janganmun Gate, Hwahongmun Gate, &more) and Donggureung (in Guri). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Seoul Museum of History, buy something for everyone on your list at GOTO Mall, delve into the distant past at Seoul City Wall, and stroll around Banpo Hangang Park.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Seoul vacation tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Seoul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Auckland to Seoul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in March, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gangneung.

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Gangneung

— 3 nights
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
On the 6th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Sacheonjin Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): stroll through Gangmun Beach and then take an in-depth tour of Heogyun and Heonanseolheon Memorial Hall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gangneung trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Gangneung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Gangneung

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Gyeongju

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond. Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Tomb of King Taejong Muyeol and Oksanseowon Confucian Academy. Popular historic sites such as Golgulsa Temple and Girimsa Temple are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Pohang (Jukdo Market & Oeosa Temple of Unjesan Mountain) and Unmunsa Temple (in Cheongdo-gun). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gyeongju trip planner.

You can fly from Gangneung to Gyeongju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Hapcheon-Gun.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Hapcheon-Gun

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Baram Hunjuk Misulkwan and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Odosan Nature Recreation Forest.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hapcheon-Gun online tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Gyeongju to Hapcheon-Gun with the Route module. When traveling from Gyeongju in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Hapcheon-Gun, with highs around 24°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jeonju.

Things to do in Hapcheon-Gun

Nature · Museums · Parks
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Jeonju

— 3 nights
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Anmyeonam Temple as well as Royal Portrait Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Nambu Market and Geumsansa Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hanbyeokdang Pavilion and Korea Traditional Culture Center. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hanji Museum, don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moak Mountain.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jeonju road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hapcheon-Gun to Jeonju. When traveling from Hapcheon-Gun in April, plan for little chillier days in Jeonju, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Shopping

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Busan

— 4 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yeojwacheon Stream and Trick Eye Museum. Head to Kiel Lotte Gwangbok Store and Tower Galleryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road in Changwon (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dadaepo Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Songjeong Beach, and stroll around Igidae Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Jeonju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

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Jeju, Jeju Island

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Haenyeo Museum and Gwaneumsa Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort and Roe Deer Observation Center. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Jeju Stone Park, kick back and relax at Sehwa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and trek along Saryeoni Forest Path.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jeju trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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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.