35 days in South Korea Itinerary

35 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea journey planner
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Seoul
— 3 nights
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Daejeon
— 1 night
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Jeonju
— 2 nights
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Yeosu
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 3 nights
Train to Singyeongju Station, Bus to Pohang
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Pohang
— 3 nights
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Seoul
— 18 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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 17 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in July, with highs in Seoul at 85°F and lows at 74°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 1 night

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Daedong Sky Park. On the 14th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Hanbat Arboretum, take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, and then get great views at Daedong Sky Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Daejeon journey planner.

You can take a train from Seoul to Daejeon in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Daejeon sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F at night. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nambu Market, Jeonju Hanok Village and Gyeonggijeon Shrine. On the 15th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Gyeonggijeon Shrine, don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Nambu Market. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Royal Portrait Museum and then stroll around Deokjin Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jeonju trip site.

You can drive from Daejeon to Jeonju in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Jeonju are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yeosu.
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Yeosu — 3 nights

A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
You've now added Nangman Pocha Street (Cart Bars) to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Suncheon (Nagan Eupseong Folk Village & Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve) and Boriam Temple (in Namhae-gun). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Odongdo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hyangiram Hermitage, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aqua Planet Yeosu.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yeosu road trip site.

You can drive from Jeonju to Yeosu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Jeonju in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Yeosu: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 78°F at night. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zero Latency VR - Busan Nampo as well as Food Tours. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haeundae Beach, don't miss a visit to BIFF Square, kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, and examine the collection at Trick Eye Museum.

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Traveling by car from Yeosu to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Yeosu in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Busan: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 73°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Pohang.
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Pohang — 3 nights

Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and a main seaport in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. Get out of town with these interesting Pohang side-trips: Gyeongju (Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Yeongildae Beach and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jukdo Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pohang day trip planning website.

Getting from Busan to Pohang by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Seoul.
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Seoul — 18 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Songdo Central Park (in Incheon), Ilsan Lake Park (in Goyang) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. See even more of Seoul: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Bongeunsa Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seoul day trip planner.

You can fly from Pohang to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to 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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