60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 7 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Yeongju
— 2 nights
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Mungyeong
— 1 night
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Daejeon
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
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Busan
— 7 nights
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Jinju
— 1 night
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Yeosu
— 3 nights
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Gwangju
— 6 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 16 nights
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Seoul — 7 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.
Pack the 12th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and stroll through Changdeokgung Palace.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary planner.

Muscat, Oman to Seoul is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Seoul, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Muscat in July, with highs in Seoul at 34°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 5 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sokcho: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Woljeongsa Temple (in Pyeongchang-gun) and Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple, Namae Port, &more). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's still lots to do: make a splash at Seorak Waterpia, trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, kick back and relax at Cheonjin Beach, and take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sokcho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yeongju.
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Yeongju — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buseoksa Temple and then steep yourself in history at Sosuseowon Confucian Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mt. Chungryang Hiking trails and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongnyangsa Temple.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yeongju road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Sokcho to Yeongju with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Yeongju can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mungyeong.
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Mungyeong — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Buljung Natural Recreation Forest and then don't miss a visit to Mungyeongsaejae Open Set.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mungyeong trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yeongju to Mungyeong. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gongju (Gapsa temple, Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress, &more), Cheongju (Cheongnamdae & Cheongju National Museum) and Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, admire the masterpieces at Lee Ungno Museum, get curious at National Science Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maninsan Mountain.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Daejeon trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mungyeong to Daejeon. In July, daytime highs in Daejeon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gyeongju: Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun), Daegu (Donghwasa, Sanghwa Yi's Old House, &more) and Gyeongsan (Gatbawi Rock & Yeungnam University Love Road). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, appreciate the history behind Royal Tomb of King Jinpyeong, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju tour builder.

You can take a train from Daejeon to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Busan.
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Busan — 7 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: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Busan online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in August, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jinju.
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Jinju — 1 night

Jinju is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the activities along Geumhoji, walk around Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum, and then step into the grandiose world of Jinjuseong.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jinju holiday planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Busan to Jinju. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yeosu.
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Yeosu — 3 nights

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A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
Explore Yeosu's surroundings by going to Suncheon (Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, Seonamsa Temple, &more) and Namhae-gun (Namhae Pyeonbaek Recreational Forest & Boriam Temple). There's more to do: head off the coast to Odongdo and get engrossed in the history at Geobukseon Mohyeong Cheheomjang.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yeosu trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jinju to Yeosu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 6 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gwangju: Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun), Boseong-gun (Street of Memories - Deungnyang Station & Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon) and Songgwangsa Temple (in Suncheon). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, see the interesting displays at Gwangju National Museum, and walk around Gwangjuho Lake Eco Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Gwangju trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Yeosu to Gwangju in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gwangju can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 16 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 (Gasiri Wind Power Plant, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, and walk around Sarabong Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Jeju tour planner.

Fly from Gwangju to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sun).
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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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