31 days in South Korea Itinerary

31 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 2 nights
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Gangneung
— 2 nights
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Andong
— 3 nights
Bus
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Daegu
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Busan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
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Jeonju
— 3 nights
Drive
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Daejeon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Incheon
— 2 nights
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Seoul — 2 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.
On the 23rd (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Jungbu Market, see the interesting displays at 3D Black Art Museum, and then look for gifts at LINE Friends Flagship Store Myeongdong Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take a stroll through Ikseon-dong Hanok Street, examine the collection at National Palace Museum of Korea, then see the interesting displays at Love Museum, and finally stroll around Haneul Park.

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Sydney, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in October: highs in Seoul hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive 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 25th (Wed), head outdoors with Sacheonjin Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Heogyun and Heonanseolheon Memorial Hall, and then trek along Jeongdong-Simgok Badabuchae-gil Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Namae Port, then get outside with Yeongjin Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Jumunjin Lighthouse, and finally explore the activities along Sodol Adeul Bawi Park.

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Getting from Seoul to Gangneung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Gangneung when traveling from Seoul in October, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Andong imcheonggak and Seonseonghyun Gaeksa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Andong Taesamyo and Gounsa Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Andong: Yeongju Insam Museum (in Yeongju) and Birobong Peak (in Danyang-gun). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Rock-carved Standing Buddha, take a stroll through Andong Gunja Village, examine the collection at Confucian Culture Museum, and hunt for treasures at Andong Old Market.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Andong trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Gangneung to Andong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Andong can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Daegu.
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Daegu — 2 nights

The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): wander the streets of Bongsan Culture Street, explore the wide array of goods at Shinsegae Department Store Daegu, then examine the collection at Sanghwa Yi's Old House, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Hyundai Department Store Daegu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eunhaesa Temple, explore the world behind art at Yeungnam University Museum, and then do a tasting at Cheongdo Wine Tunnel.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Daegu road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Andong to Daegu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Daegu when traveling from Andong in October, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a 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 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gyeongju National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Posco Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jukdo Market, and then head outdoors with Yeongildae Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip planner.

Getting from Daegu to Gyeongju by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Daegu in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Gyeongju, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.
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Busan — 3 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Tower Gallery and Busan Modern History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Dadaepo Beach and Kiel Lotte Gwangbok Store. Explore Busan's surroundings by going to Yeongnamlu (in Miryang) and Gimhae (Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun, Tomb of King Suro, &more). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Seomyeon Underground Shopping Center, see the interesting displays at Trick Eye Museum, snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Jangsan Mountain.

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Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and Black Pork Street. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort and Saryeoni Forest Path. Step out of Jeju with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Seogwipo--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at The Islander, stroll around Jeju April 3rd Peace Park, contemplate the long history of Samseonghyeol, and engage your brain at Nexon Computer Museum.

Before you visit Jeju, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 2 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Geumseongsanseong Fortress, see the interesting displays at WooJaeGil Art Museum, then explore the world behind art at Uijae Museum of Korean Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Gwangjucheon Stream, then take a stroll around U.Square Cultural Center, and then wander the streets of Dongmyeong-dong Cafe Street.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gwangju visit planning app.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Gwangju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November in Gwangju, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Jeonju.
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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.
Head to Jeonju Crafts Exhibition Hall and Jeonju Traditional Hanji Centerfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Geumsansa Temple and Mireuksaji National Museum. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Moak Mountain, take an in-depth tour of Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chungnyun Mall, and wander the streets of Chonbuk National Universit Gujeongmun.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeonju tour itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Gwangju to Jeonju in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Jeonju when traveling from Gwangju in November, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 2 nights

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then buy something for everyone on your list at Daejeon Jungangno Underground Shopping Center, then look and learn at Daejeon Observatory, and finally steep yourself in history at Hoedeok Dongchundang. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gapsa temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Daejeon National Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Asia Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Daejeon online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Jeonju to Daejeon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jeonju in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Daejeon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Incheon.
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Incheon — 2 nights

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Korea Manhwa Museum, then stroll around Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park, then explore the galleries of Bucheon Natural Ecological Park, and finally walk around Incheon Grand Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sinpo International Market, then stop by Square 1, and then see the interesting displays at Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Incheon trip planner.

Getting from Daejeon to Incheon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Daejeon in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Incheon, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to 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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