28 days in South Korea Itinerary

28 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 3 nights
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
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Gangneung
— 2 nights
Drive
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Andong
— 1 night
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Busan
— 4 nights
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
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Jeonju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seoul
— 1 day
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Seogwipo, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
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Seoul
— 5 nights
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Seoul — 3 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.
You've now added Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stop by Gentle Monster Parallel, wander the streets of Garosu-gil, then examine the collection at BK Plastic Surgery Museum, then don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jogyesa Temple. On your second day here, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Ewha Womans University, then admire the landmark architecture of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), then get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Gwanghwamun Gate.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seoul day trip app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Seoul. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 26°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 3 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
You've added Yeonggeumjeong, Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, Biryong Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gwongeumseong Fortress and Geumganggul Cave.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sokcho travel tool.

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, plan for little chillier nights in Sokcho, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gangneung.
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Gangneung — 2 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 8th (Thu), head outdoors with Gyeongpo Beach, make a trip to Namae Port, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jeongdongjin Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Ojukheon, then get curious at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Heogyun and Heonanseolheon Memorial Hall, and finally get outside with Sacheonjin Beach.

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You can drive from Sokcho to Gangneung in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Andong.
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Andong — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Andong Old Market and then get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Andong online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gangneung to Andong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Igidae Park and Taehwagang National Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Miryang (Miryang City Museum, Yeongnamlu, &more) and Gimhae (Tomb of King Suro, Gimhae National Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, look for gifts at Haeundae Market, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Busan visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Andong to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Andong in September, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 2 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gwangju itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gwangju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Busan in September, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Gwangju. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Jeonju.
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Jeonju — 2 nights

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 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hanji Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeondong Catholic Church, and then steep yourself in history at Pungnammun Gate. On your second day here, walk around Sangdong Lake Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeonju visit planner.

You can take a train from Gwangju to Jeonju in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Jeonju, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seoul.
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Seoul — 1 day

On the 19th (Mon), wander the streets of Garosu-gil.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jeonju to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jeonju in September, expect nights in Seoul to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Seogwipo.
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Seogwipo, Jeju Island — 3 nights

Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
On your second day here, examine the collection at O’sulloc Tea Museum, see the interesting displays at World Automobile Jeju Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Sanbangsan Mountain, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Songaksan Mountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seogwipo holiday planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Seogwipo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in September: highs in Seogwipo hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Seoul.
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Seoul — 5 nights

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Seoul Museum of History and Deoksugung. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Seongnam (Yuldong Park & Seongnam Jungang Park) and Hoam Art Museum (in Yongin). Explore Seoul further: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, appreciate the history behind Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin, stop by GN Perfume, and wander the streets of Insadong.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seoul day trip website.

Fly from Seogwipo to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Seogwipo in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Seoul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel 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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