58 days in South Korea Itinerary

58 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Fly to Incheon International Airport, Drive to Seosan
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Seosan
— 3 nights
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Seoul
— 8 nights
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Sokcho
— 4 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Daejeon
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
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Busan
— 9 nights
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Suncheon
— 4 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 13 nights
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Seosan — 3 nights

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ganwolam Temple and Buseoksa Temple. Solmoe Shrine and Chusa House (Kim Jeong-hui House) will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Seosan side-trips: The West Sea Protection Hall (in Pyeongtaek), AMI Art Museum (in Dangjin) and Yesan-gun (Yesan Apple Wine & Sudeoksa Temple).

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Cairo, Egypt to Seosan is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Seosan, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seoul.
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Seoul — 8 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.
Let the collections at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Leeum Art Museum capture your imagination. Changdeokgung Palace and Hwaseong Fortress will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Suwon (Suwon Jeil Church & Hwaseong Haenggung Palace). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, stop by Insadong, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, and admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seosan to Seoul. In October, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 4 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Popular historic sites such as Naksansa Temple and Sinheungsa Temple are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jeongdongjin Beach and Naksan Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum (in Gangneung) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach and cool off at Seorak Waterpia.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sokcho holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in October, Sokcho is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Andong.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park. Popular historic sites such as Buseoksa Temple and Sosuseowon Confucian Academy are in your itinerary. Explore Andong's surroundings by going to Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram) (in Gunwi-gun) and Sainam Rock (in Danyang-gun). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, and steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Andong journey builder app.

You can drive from Sokcho to Andong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive 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.
Appreciate the collections at Currency Museum and Yeojin Gallery of Buddhist Art. Visit Busosanseong Fortress and Beopjusa Temple for their historical value. Explore Daejeon's surroundings by going to Gongju (Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress, Gapsa temple, &more), Cheongnamdae (in Cheongju) and Nakhwaam Rock (in Buyeo-gun). And it doesn't end there: laugh and play at Spavis, snap pictures at Expo Bridge, look and learn at Daejeon Observatory, and pause for some serene contemplation at Daeheungdong Catholic Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Daejeon travel planner.

Drive from Andong to Daejeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Andong in October: highs in Daejeon hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Gyeongju National Museum and Sanghwa Yi's Old House. Get some historical perspective at Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram. Explore Gyeongju's surroundings by going to Ulsan (Seoknamsa Temple, Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, &more), Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon) and Donghwasa (in Daegu). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golgulsa Temple, take an in-depth tour of Shilla Arts and Science Museum, and steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju day trip planner.

You can take a train from Daejeon to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Busan.
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Busan — 9 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
For shopping fun, head to Jagalchi Market or Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Haedong Yonggungsa and Busan Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Gimhae (Surowangbi-reung, Gimhae National Museum, &more), Miryang City Museum (in Miryang) and Tongdosa Temple (in Yangsan). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, head outdoors with Dadaepo Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Bokcheon Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Suncheon.
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Suncheon — 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Hwaeomsa Temple and Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 are in your itinerary. Unjusa and Honbul Literary House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suncheon: Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon) and Cheoneunsa Temple (in Gurye-gun). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Songgwangsa Temple and get outside with Waon Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Suncheon day trip planner.

Getting from Busan to Suncheon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Suncheon, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 13 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.
Do your shopping at Dongmun Market and Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema. O’sulloc Tea Museum and Bangju Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, get outside with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip planning 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. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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