37 days in South Korea Itinerary

37 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea route maker

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Busan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
Drive
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Andong
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sokcho
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seoul
— 6 nights
Train
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Daejeon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yeosu
— 3 nights
Fly
10
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
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Busan

— 4 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa, make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple, and hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Busan trip builder tool.

Plovdiv, Bulgaria to Busan is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Plovdiv to Busan, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:

Gyeongju

— 3 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.
Gyeongju is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, and contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju journey planner.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Busan in March: highs in Gyeongju hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

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 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School and then take in the views from Weolyeonggyo Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Andong trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Andong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in March, you will find days in Andong are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Yeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Yeongju

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sosuseowon Confucian Academy and then stop by Seonbichon Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Museom Village and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buseoksa Temple.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yeongju visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Andong to Yeongju. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sokcho.

Things to do in Yeongju

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Sokcho

— 4 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore Sokcho's surroundings by going to Gyeongpo Beach (in Gangneung), Naksansa Temple (in Yangyang-gun) and Woljeongsa Temple (in Pyeongchang-gun). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ulsanbawi Rock, make a trip to Daepo Port, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinheungsa Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sokcho online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Yeongju to Sokcho with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:

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 23rd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, then head off the coast to Nami Island, and then wander the streets of Chuncheon Myeongdong Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chuncheon road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Chuncheon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Chuncheon are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

Seoul

— 6 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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Seoul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Daejeon.

Things to do in Seoul

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 30:

Daejeon

— 3 nights
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Daejeon is known for nature, museums, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, explore the world behind art at Daejeon Museum of Art, make a trip to Skyroad, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Daejeon visit planner.

You can take a train from Seoul to Daejeon in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seoul in March since evenings lows in Daejeon dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Yeosu.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:

Yeosu

— 3 nights

http://tour.yeosu.go.kr/en

A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
Get out of town with these interesting Yeosu side-trips: Suncheon (Suncheon Bay Garden & Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve), Boseong-gun (Street of Memories - Deungnyang Station & Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon) and Jirisan National Park (in Hadong-gun). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Odongdo and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aqua Planet Yeosu.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yeosu trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Daejeon to Yeosu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect much hotter evenings in Yeosu when traveling from Daejeon in April, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Yeosu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 5 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.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Halla Mountain, &more). Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Udo, don't miss a visit to Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Ssangyong Cave, and kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jeju trip builder.

Getting from Yeosu to Jeju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:

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.