29 days in South Korea Itinerary

29 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Chuncheon
— 1 night
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
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Andong
— 1 night
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Daejeon
— 3 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Suncheon
— 2 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 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.
Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary builder tool.

Milan, Italy to Seoul is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Seoul is 8 hours. Traveling from Milan in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seoul, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.
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Chuncheon — 1 night

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gugok Pokpo, and then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chuncheon tour planning site.

Getting from Seoul to Chuncheon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from Seoul in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Chuncheon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 3 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Get out of town with these interesting Sokcho side-trips: Yangyang-gun (Hajodae, Hyuhyuam, &more). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, get outside with Biryong Falls, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinheungsa Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sokcho online trip maker.

Drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sokcho when traveling from Chuncheon in October, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Buyongdae, then get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Andong driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Sokcho to Andong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 3 nights

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daejeon: Gapsa temple (in Gongju), Buyeo-gun (Buyeo National Museum & Busosanseong Fortress) and Songnisan National Park (in Boeun-gun). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, examine the collection at Currency Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Daejeon Observatory.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Daejeon tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Andong to Daejeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Andong in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Daejeon, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, then explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Bomun Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju trip app.

Take a train from Daejeon to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive 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: get outside with Haeundae Beach, make a trip to Gwangandaegyo Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa, and hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan road trip website.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Busan sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Suncheon.
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Suncheon — 2 nights

Korea's Ecological Capital.

Establishing a name for itself as "Korea's Ecological Capital," Suncheon sits nestled on the southwest coastline of the Korean peninsula, a haven of scenic beauty.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, take in the spiritual surroundings of Songgwangsa Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bonghwa Mountain and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Suncheon day trip app.

Getting from Busan to Suncheon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Suncheon: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 6 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.
Step out of Jeju with an excursion to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, delve into the lush surroundings at Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jeju day trip planning site.

Fly from Suncheon to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Jeju when traveling from Suncheon in October, with lows around 23°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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