36 days in South Korea Itinerary

36 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 3 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
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Daegu
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Andong
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boeun-gun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Daejeon
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Geoje
— 3 nights
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Yeosu
— 1 night
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
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Seoul
— 5 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.
Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, don't miss a visit to Seoullo 7017, see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul, and admire the landmark architecture of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP).

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip itinerary builder tool.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Vilnius in September, you will find days in Seoul are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Chuncheon.
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Chuncheon — 2 nights

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park, head off the coast to Nami Island, and then make a trip to Petite France. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, visit Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street, and then take a stroll through Chuncheon Myeongdong Street.

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Drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in September: highs in Chuncheon hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 2 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinheungsa Temple.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sokcho trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chuncheon in September: highs in Sokcho hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Donghwasa, take a peaceful walk through Daegu Arboretum, and then walk around Apsan Park. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, hunt for treasures at Seomun Market, then get in on the family fun at E-World, and finally make a trip to Kim Gwangseok Street.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Daegu travel route planner.

You can fly from Sokcho to Daegu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sokcho in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Daegu, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Art Sonje Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Seokguram. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Hyanggyo, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gyeongju visit website.

You can take a train from Daegu to Gyeongju in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Daegu in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Andong.
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Andong — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Byeongsan Seowon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and then see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum, and then snap pictures at Weolyeonggyo Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Andong sightseeing planner.

Drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Andong are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Boeun-gun.
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Boeun-gun — 2 nights

On the 1st (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Songnisan National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Boeun-gun online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Andong to Boeun-gun. In September, daily temperatures in Boeun-gun can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel 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.
On the 2nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Hanbat Arboretum, then take in the views from Expo Bridge, then take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Daejeon O-World. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong, and then see the interesting displays at Gongju National Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Daejeon trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boeun-gun to Daejeon. October in Daejeon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, see the interesting displays at Busan Museum, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Bokcheon Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Busan online road trip planner.

Getting from Daejeon to Busan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Daejeon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Geoje.
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Geoje — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Geoje: Tongyeong (Mireuksan Mountain, Yi Sun-shin Park, &more).

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Geoje trip app.

Getting from Busan to Geoje by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from Busan in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Geoje: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yeosu.
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Yeosu — 1 night

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A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hyangiram Hermitage, then head off the coast to Odongdo, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aqua Planet Yeosu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Yuseonwon, then walk around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, and then admire the natural beauty at Suncheon Bay Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yeosu sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Geoje to Yeosu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. October in Yeosu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & O’sulloc Tea Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Sangumburi Crater.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeju online route planner.

You can fly from Yeosu to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yeosu in October since evenings lows in Jeju dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Seoul.
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Seoul — 5 nights

Explore Seoul further: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to 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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