31 days in South Korea Itinerary

31 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip planner
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
Drive
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Andong
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seoul
— 7 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Jeongbang Waterfall, Cheonjiyeon Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, see the interesting displays at Jeju National Museum, walk around Sarabong Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple.

For maps and tourist information, use the Jeju trip app.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in September: high temperatures in Jeju hover around 30°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.
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Busan — 5 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: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach.

Plan my day in Busan using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Jeju in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Busan, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan), Daegu (Donghwasa, Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, &more) and Ulsan (Taehwagang National Garden, Jangsaengpo Whale Culture Village, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seokguram, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Gyeongju trip maker site.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in September, expect nights in Gyeongju to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Andong.
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Andong — 3 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 Andong's surroundings by going to Buseoksa Temple (in Yeongju) and Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Andong Hahoe Folk Village, make a trip to Rock-carved Standing Buddha, examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Andong online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Andong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) 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.
Go for a jaunt from Sokcho to Yangyang-gun to see Naksansa Temple about 30 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, get outside with Biseondae Rocks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinheungsa Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Biryong Falls.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sokcho tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Andong to Sokcho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Sokcho, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Seoul.
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Seoul — 7 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.
Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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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