36 days in South Korea Itinerary

36 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
Fly
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Daegu
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Andong
— 2 nights
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Boeun-gun
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Daejeon
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 5 nights
Drive
10
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 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), make a trip to Hongik University Street, and hunt for treasures at Kwangjang Market.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul day trip planning tool.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Vilnius to Seoul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vilnius in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Seoul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car 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 1st (Sat): find something for the whole family at Gangchon Rail Park, then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then get in on the family fun at Petite France. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, then wander the streets of Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street, and then wander the streets of Chuncheon Myeongdong Street.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chuncheon trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Seoul to Chuncheon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from Seoul in September, you will find days in Chuncheon are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 2 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, then trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinheungsa Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sokcho trip maker site.

Drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chuncheon in October since evenings lows in Sokcho dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Donghwasa, then admire the natural beauty at Daegu Arboretum, and then walk around Apsan Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): walk around Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Seomun Market, then get in on the family fun at E-World, and finally don't miss a visit to Kim Gwangseok Street.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Daegu trip planner.

You can fly from Sokcho to Daegu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Daegu when traveling from Sokcho in October, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Art Sonje Museum, contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyeongju Hyanggyo, then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Daegu to Gyeongju in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Daegu in October since evenings lows in Gyeongju dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Byeongsan Seowon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and then examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, then examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum, and then take in the views from Weolyeonggyo Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Andong travel route tool.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Andong can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boeun-gun.
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Boeun-gun — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Songnisan National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Boeun-gun day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Andong to Boeun-gun. When traveling from Andong in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Boeun-gun: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) 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 12th (Wed), identify plant and animal life 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 learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daejeon O-World. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress, contemplate the long history of Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong, and then examine the collection at Gongju National Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Daejeon trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Boeun-gun to Daejeon with the Route module. October in Daejeon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) 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: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, and don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Busan road trip app.

Traveling by train from Daejeon to Busan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Daejeon in October, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Geoje.
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Geoje — 3 nights

Explore Geoje's surroundings by going to Tongyeong (Mireuksan Mountain, Yi Sun-shin Park, &more).

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Geoje holiday site.

Getting from Busan to Geoje by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Busan in October, expect nights in Geoje to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hyangiram Hermitage, head off the coast to Odongdo, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aqua Planet Yeosu. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Yuseonwon, then walk around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Suncheon Bay Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yeosu road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Geoje to Yeosu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & O’sulloc Tea Museum). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Saebyeol Oreum.

Find out how to plan Jeju trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Yeosu to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Yeosu in October, Jeju is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Seoul.
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Seoul — 5 nights

Explore Seoul further: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, make a trip to Insadong, and get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seoul day trip tool.

You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) 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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