31 days in East Asia Itinerary

31 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 3 nights
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Gangneung
— 4 nights
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Taebaek
— 1 night
Drive
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Andong
— 4 nights
Drive
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Busan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Damyang-gun
— 4 nights
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Jeongseon-gun
— 2 nights
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Seoul
— 1 night
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Nami Island (in Chuncheon), Kalbongsan Recreational Forest (in Gapyeong-gun) and Everland (in Yongin). Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul travel itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brisbane to Seoul. Traveling from Brisbane in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Seoul: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pyeongchang-gun.
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Pyeongchang-gun — 3 nights

A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Woljeongsa Temple and then hit the slopes at Phoenix Snow Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangwonsa and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Pyeongchang-gun trip planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Pyeongchang-gun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Gangneung.
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Gangneung — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gangneung side-trips: Seoraksan National Park (in Sokcho), Mureung Valley (in Donghae) and Hwanseongul Cave (in Samcheok). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple, contemplate the long history of Gyeongpodae, get curious at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, and appreciate the views at Osaek Jujeongol Valley.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gangneung sightseeing tool.

Traveling by train from Pyeongchang-gun to Gangneung takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Taebaek.
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Taebaek — 1 night

Taebaek is a city in Gangwon province, South Korea. To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Taebaek trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gangneung to Taebaek. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Andong.
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Andong — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Andong: Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Yeongju (Sosuseowon Confucian Academy & Buseoksa Temple) and Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Andong trip itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taebaek to Andong. In June, daily temperatures in Andong can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for Busan on the 21st (Tue).
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Busan — 5 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Explore Busan's surroundings by going to Gyeongju (Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond & Gyeongju National Museum). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, make a trip to Nakdong Estuary Eco Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa, and head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Busan tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Andong to Busan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Andong in June: highs in Busan hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Damyang-gun.
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Damyang-gun — 4 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Damyang-gun: Gochangeupseong Fortress (in Gochang-gun), Naesosa Temple (in Buan-gun) and Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Hwaeomsa Temple).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Damyang-gun online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Busan to Damyang-gun. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Damyang-gun when traveling from Busan in June, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Jeongseon-gun.
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Jeongseon-gun — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Jeongseon 5-day Market and then explore the fascinating underground world of Jeongseon Hwaam Cave.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jeongseon-gun trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Damyang-gun to Jeongseon-gun. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to Seoul.
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Seoul — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seoul online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Jeongseon-gun to Seoul with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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