60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 8 nights
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Suncheon
— 3 nights
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Gwangju
— 5 nights
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Daejeon
— 5 nights
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Busan
— 6 nights
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Gyeongju
— 4 nights
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Andong
— 4 nights
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 4 nights
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
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Incheon
— 7 nights
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Seoul
— 10 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). Spend the 27th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Sehwa Beach, get outside with Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, and walk around Sarabong Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip itinerary planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Jeju is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Suncheon side-trips: Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun), Odongdo (in Yeosu) and Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Hwaeomsa Temple). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple and make a trip to Suncheon Open Film Set.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Suncheon trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Jeju to Suncheon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August in Suncheon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 5 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Venture out of the city with trips to Jeonju Hanok Village (in Jeonju), Gochang-gun (Seonunsa Temple & Gochangeupseong Fortress) and Naesosa Temple (in Buan-gun). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mudeungsan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Soswaewon Garden, and see the interesting displays at Mokpo Natural History Museum.

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You can drive from Suncheon to Gwangju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Gwangju can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Daejeon: Tapsa Temple (in Jinan-gun), Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress (in Gongju) and Cheongju (Cheongnamdae & Cheongju National Museum). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Songnisan National Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, steep yourself in history at Busosanseong Fortress, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, and admire the masterpieces at Daejeon Museum of Art.

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Getting from Gwangju to Daejeon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gwangju in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Daejeon, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Busan.
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Busan — 6 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oedo Botania (in Geoje) and Yangsan Tower (in Yangsan). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, walk around Yongdusan Park, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Busan driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Daejeon to Busan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Daejeon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Daegu (Donghwasa & Gukchaebosang Memorial Park), Ulsan (Daewangam Park, Boksoondoga, &more) and Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyeongju Hyanggyo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Busan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Andong: Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Yeongju (Sosuseowon Confucian Academy & Buseoksa Temple) and Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Gyeongbuk Provincial Government Office.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Andong day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Andong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pyeongchang-gun.
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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: Danyang-gun (Aqua World, Gosu Cave, &more) and Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa Temple, get to know the resident critters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, head outdoors with Phoenix Snow Park, and make a trip to Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyeongchang-gun online journey planner.

You can drive from Andong to Pyeongchang-gun in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Pyeongchang-gun are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 3 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sokcho: Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple & Osaek Jujeongol Valley) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, admire the sheer force of Biryong Falls, cool off at Seorak Waterpia, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sokcho online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Pyeongchang-gun to Sokcho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Pyeongchang-gun in September, Sokcho is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Incheon.
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Incheon — 7 nights

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Incheon: Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang (in Goyang), Bucheon (Bucheon Natural Ecological Park & Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park) and Jangneung (in Gimpo). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bomunsa Temple, take an in-depth tour of Bupyeong History Museum, steep yourself in history at Solmoe Shrine, and explore the world behind art at AMI Art Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Incheon road trip app.

You can drive from Sokcho to Incheon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Sokcho in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Incheon, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seoul.
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Seoul — 10 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.
Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju), Ilsan Lake Park (in Goyang) and Suwon (Hwaseong Haenggung Palace & Hwaseong Fortress). Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, visit Insadong, get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

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Seoul is just a short distance from Incheon. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Incheon in October since evenings lows in Seoul dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) 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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