42 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 4 nights
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Suncheon
— 3 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 7 nights
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Andong
— 4 nights
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Daejeon
— 4 nights
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Gyeongju
— 4 nights
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Busan
— 5 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Suwon (Seonamgangnu Pavilion & Hwaseong Fortress). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea, and admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul holiday planner.

Accra, Ghana to Seoul is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Accra to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Accra in October, expect nights in Seoul to be a bit cooler, around 21°C, while days are colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to 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.
On the 5th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Petite France, step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Jarasum Island. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, and then examine the collection at Animation Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. November in Chuncheon sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 4 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore Sokcho's surroundings by going to Bangtaesan Recreational Forest (in Inje-gun) and Yangyang-gun (Hajodae & Namae Port). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, explore the fascinating underground world of Geumganggul Cave, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinheungsa Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sokcho itinerary maker.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Suncheon.
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Suncheon — 3 nights

Korea's Ecological Capital.

Establishing a name for itself as "Korea's Ecological Capital," Suncheon sits nestled on the southwest coastline of the Korean peninsula, a haven of scenic beauty.
Explore Suncheon's surroundings by going to Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun), Gurye-gun (Hwaeomsa Temple & Saseongam Temple 四聖庵) and 5.18 Memorial Park (in Gwangju). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple, admire the natural beauty at Yuseonwon, and get to know the fascinating history of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village.

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You can fly from Sokcho to Suncheon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Suncheon sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 7 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.
Go for a jaunt from Jeju to Seogwipo to see Seongsan Ilchulbong about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Hyeopjae Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Bijarim Forest, and stroll around Sarabong Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Jeju trip builder tool.

You can fly from Suncheon to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Andong.
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Andong — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Andong: Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Yeongju (Buseoksa Temple & Sosuseowon Confucian Academy) and Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, snap pictures at Weolyeonggyo Bridge, see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum, and contemplate the long history of Okyeonjeongsa House.

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Traveling by flight from Jeju to Andong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. November in Andong sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 4 nights

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daejeon: Sangdangsanseong Fortress (in Cheongju), Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan) and Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Songnisan National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, see the sky in a new way at National Science Museum, examine the collection at Currency Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maninsan Mountain.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Daejeon trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Andong to Daejeon in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Daejeon when traveling from Andong in November, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan) and Daegu (Donghwasa, Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju holiday website.

Traveling by train from Daejeon to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Daejeon in November, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Take a break from Busan with a short trip to Oedo Botania in Geoje, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, and stroll around Yongdusan Park.

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

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in December: highs in Busan hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough 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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