58 days in South Korea Itinerary

58 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Gwangju
— 1 night
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Chuncheon
— 3 nights
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Yangyang-gun
— 3 nights
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Gangneung
— 1 night
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 4 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Busan
— 6 nights
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Daejeon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cheongju
— 4 nights
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 12 nights
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Seoul — 4 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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, take a stroll through Myeongdong Shopping Street, and visit Insadong.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seoul day trip planning tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Seoul is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Korean Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in March: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Gwangju.
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Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:

Gwangju — 1 night

Gwangju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, a suburb southeast of Seoul. On the 8th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Namhansanseong Fortress and then walk around Namhansanseong Provincial Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gwangju vacation builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seoul to Gwangju. In March, daytime highs in Gwangju are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chuncheon.
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Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:
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Chuncheon — 3 nights

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Step out of Chuncheon with an excursion to Petite France in Gapyeong-gun--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, take a stroll through Chuncheon Myeongdong Street, examine the collection at Chuncheon National Museum, and take in the natural beauty of World Oncheon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gwangju to Chuncheon. March in Chuncheon sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Yangyang-gun.
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Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Yangyang-gun — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Yangyang-gun: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun) and Sokcho (Dongmyeong Port, Sokch Seorak Sunrise Park, &more).

Planning Yangyang-gun trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Chuncheon to Yangyang-gun by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gangneung.
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Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Gangneung — 1 night

A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Gyeongpo Beach, get curious at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Gyeongpodae.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Gangneung travel planner.

You can drive from Yangyang-gun to Gangneung in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Pyeongchang-gun.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

Pyeongchang-gun — 4 nights

A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pyeongchang-gun: Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju), Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun) and Danyang-gun (Yangbaek Waterfall, Aqua World, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa Temple, see the interesting displays at Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall, wander the wide-open spaces of Daegwanryeong Samyang Ranch, and get to know the resident critters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pyeongchang-gun trip builder.

Take a train from Gangneung to Pyeongchang-gun in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Andong.
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Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:

Andong — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun) and Yeongju (Buseoksa Temple & Sosuseowon Confucian Academy). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, visit Andong Folk Village, examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum, and take in the views from Weolyeonggyo Bridge.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Andong holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Pyeongchang-gun to Andong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyeongju: Daegu (Daegu Safety Theme Park, Donghwasa, &more) and Ulsan (Seoknamsa Temple, Ulsan Grand Park, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, and pause for some photo ops at Seokguram.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gyeongju travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Andong to Gyeongju by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Andong, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Busan.
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Find places to stay Mar 24 — 30:

Busan — 6 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: get outside with Haeundae Beach, take a stroll through Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Busan journey maker.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Gyeongju, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 5 nights

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Get out of town with these interesting Daejeon side-trips: Jeonju (Jeondong Catholic Church, Jeonju Hanok Village, &more), Gongju National Museum (in Gongju) and Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, take in the views from Expo Bridge, don't miss a visit to Skyroad, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bomunsan Mountain.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Daejeon online trip planner.

Getting from Busan to Daejeon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Busan in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Daejeon, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cheongju.
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Cheongju — 4 nights

Cheongju is the capital and largest city of North Chungcheong Province in South Korea.HistoryCheongju has been an important provincial town since ancient times.During Hideyoshi's Invasions of Korea, Cheongju was the site of the Battle of Chongju, during which the Korean forces re-took the city from the Japanese forces in an important early victory.The government of the province relocated here from Chungju in 1908.The opening of the Chungbuk-line in 1926 sparked regional development. Venture out of the city with trips to Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park (in Mungyeong), Oeam Folk Village (in Asan) and Beopjusa Temple (in Boeun-gun). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Sangdangsanseong Fortress, steep yourself in history at Cheongnamdae, take in panoramic vistas at Suamgol Observatory, and examine the collection at Cheongju Early Printing Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Cheongju travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Daejeon to Cheongju. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 2 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Damyang Metasequoia Road, then stroll around Damyang Juknokwon, and then examine the collection at Korea Bamboo Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park and then take in panoramic vistas at Sajik Park & Observatory.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Gwangju road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cheongju to Gwangju. Traveling from Cheongju in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gwangju, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Jeju.
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Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Jeju, Jeju Island — 12 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Udo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, hit the bull's-eye at 9.81 Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip builder site.

You can fly from Gwangju to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough 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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