60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 7 nights
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Chuncheon
— 5 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Daejeon
— 6 nights
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
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Busan
— 7 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 9 nights
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Suncheon
— 5 nights
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Gwangju
— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Hyowon Park). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower, and stroll around Namsan Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Seoul. October in Seoul sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.
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Chuncheon — 5 nights

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Explore Chuncheon's surroundings by going to The 2nd Tunnel (in Cheorwon-gun), Jarasum Island (in Gapyeong-gun) and Pyeongchang-gun (Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang & Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Chiaksan National Park. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War, and see the interesting displays at Chuncheon Art Gallery.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chuncheon road trip website.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chuncheon when traveling from Seoul in October, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sokcho side-trips: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Hajodae (in Yangyang-gun) and Gangneung (Jeongdongjin Beach & Jeongdong-Simgok Badabuchae-gil Trail). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinheungsa Temple, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Geumganggul Cave.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sokcho online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Sokcho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chuncheon in October since evenings lows in Sokcho dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Andong: Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun), Yeongju (Sosuseowon Confucian Academy & Buseoksa Temple) and Danyang-gun (Guinsa Temple, Dodamsambong Peaks, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Andong online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Andong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Andong can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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 (Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress, Gongju National Museum, &more), Buyeo-gun (Buyeo National Museum, Busosanseong Fortress, &more) and Gagwonsa Temple (in Cheonan). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Songnisan National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwanchoksa Temple, and look and learn at Daejeon Observatory.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Daejeon day trip website.

You can drive from Andong to Daejeon in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Daejeon when traveling from Andong in November, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough 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: Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan), Daegu (Heeum - Museum of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, Donghwasa, &more) and Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seoknamsa Temple, and explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gyeongju travel route planner.

You can take a train from Daejeon to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Daejeon, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Explore Busan's surroundings by going to Oedo Botania (in Geoje) and Sebyeonggwan Hall (in Tongyeong). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, and snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan itinerary builder site.

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 November, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Genius Loci, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Sangumburi Crater, get outside with Hamdeok Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jeju trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Suncheon.
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Suncheon — 5 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: Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Hwaeomsa Temple), Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon) and Hadong-gun (Pyeongsari Park & Ssanggyesa Temple). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Jinjuseong, make a trip to Gwangyang Maehwa Village, get to know the fascinating history of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Songgwangsa Temple.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 5 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gwangju: Jeonju (Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, Jeonju Hanok Village, &more), Naesosa Temple (in Buan-gun) and Bulgapsa Temple (in Yeonggwang-gun). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Unjusa, walk around Peace Park, delve into the distant past at Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mudeungsan National Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gwangju trip planner.

Traveling by car from Suncheon to Gwangju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Gwangju can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow 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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