60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan
— 6 nights
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
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Daejeon
— 6 nights
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Gwangju
— 5 nights
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Suncheon
— 4 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 10 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 4 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Seoul
— 8 nights
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Busan — 6 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busan: Oedo Botania (in Geoje) and Ottchil Artworks of Korea (in Tongyeong). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, stroll around Yongdusan Park, get outside with Gwangalli Beach, and snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Busan trip planning app.

Manchester, UK to Busan is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Busan is 9 hours. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect nights in Busan to be much warmer, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyeongju: Ulsan (Daewangam Park, Boksoondoga, &more), Daegu (Donghwasa & Gukchaebosang Memorial Park) and Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Gyeongju National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Hyanggyo, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju road trip planning site.

Getting from Busan to Gyeongju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Gyeongju, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 6 nights

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daejeon: Gongju (Gapsa temple & Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress), Tapsa Temple (in Jinan-gun) and Boeun-gun (Songnisan National Park & Beopjusa Temple). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, steep yourself in history at Cheongnamdae, take in the views from Expo Bridge, and take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Daejeon holiday builder website.

Getting from Gyeongju to Daejeon by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 5 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Explore Gwangju's surroundings by going to Naesosa Temple (in Buan-gun), Gochang-gun (Seonunsa Temple & Gochangeupseong Fortress) and Jeonju Hanok Village (in Jeonju). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Mudeungsan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unjusa, see the interesting displays at Mokpo Natural History Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Soswaewon Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gwangju online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Daejeon to Gwangju in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Daejeon in September, Gwangju is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Explore Suncheon's surroundings by going to Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon), Gurye-gun (Hwaeomsa Temple & Saseongam Temple 四聖庵) and Jinjuseong (in Jinju). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple, make a trip to Boriam Temple, and step off the mainland to explore Odongdo.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Suncheon trip maker app.

Drive from Gwangju to Suncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Suncheon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 10 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, head off the coast to Udo, enjoy the sand and surf at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, and head outdoors with Hyeopjae Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Suncheon to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Suncheon in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jeju, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to 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, see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum, steep yourself in history at Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Andong trip planner.

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jeju in September; daily highs in Andong reach 24°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Pyeongchang-gun side-trips: Danyang-gun (Aqua World, Gosu Cave, &more) and Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa Temple, see the interesting displays at Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall, get to know the resident critters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, and fly down the slopes at Phoenix Snow Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pyeongchang-gun tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Andong to Pyeongchang-gun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Andong, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pyeongchang-gun, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 5 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore Sokcho's surroundings by going to Gangneung (Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, Gyeongpodae, &more), Yangyang-gun (Osaek Jujeongol Valley & Naksansa Temple) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, admire the sheer force of Biryong Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sokcho vacation builder.

Drive from Pyeongchang-gun to Sokcho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, wander the streets of Insadong, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Seoul online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Seoul are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for 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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