60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea holiday planner
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Busan
— 7 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Daejeon
— 6 nights
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Gwangju
— 5 nights
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Suncheon
— 5 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 10 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Seoul
— 8 nights
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Busan — 7 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Step out of Busan to go to Ulsan and see Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, examine the collection at Busan Museum, get great views at Taejongdae, and hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Busan journey builder tool.

Saarbrucken, Germany to Busan is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Saarbrucken to Busan is 8 hours. In September, Busan is somewhat warmer than Saarbrucken - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 6 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 find plenty of places to visit near Gyeongju: Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon), Ulsan (Seoknamsa Temple, Taehwagang National Garden, &more) and Donghwasa (in Daegu). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gyeongju trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Daejeon side-trips: Tapsa Temple (in Jinan-gun), Boeun-gun (Songnisan National Park & Beopjusa Temple) and Cheongju (Cheongju National Museum & Cheongnamdae). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Currency Museum, look and learn at Daejeon Observatory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwanchoksa Temple, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Daejeon trip planner.

Getting from Gyeongju to Daejeon by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Gyeongju in October: highs in Daejeon hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 5 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Change things up with these side-trips from Gwangju: Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun), Buan-gun (Buan Celadon Museum & Naesosa Temple) and Gochang-gun (Seonunsa Temple & Gochangeupseong Fortress). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Mudeungsan National Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple and don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gwangju journey tool.

Traveling by car from Daejeon to Gwangju takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Daejeon in October, expect nights in Gwangju to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suncheon: Ssanggyesa Temple (in Hadong-gun), Gurye-gun (Hwaeomsa Temple & Saseongam Temple 四聖庵) and Jinjuseong (in Jinju). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Boriam Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gwanghallu Pavilion, and step off the mainland to explore Odongdo.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Suncheon visit planning tool.

Getting from Gwangju to Suncheon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Suncheon are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Jeongbang Waterfall, Cheonjiyeon Falls, &more). Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Jeju trip planning website.

You can fly from Suncheon to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Suncheon in October since evenings lows in Jeju dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Andong side-trips: Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Gosu Cave (in Danyang-gun) and Yeongju (Sosuseowon Confucian Academy & Buseoksa Temple). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Juwangsan National Park. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, steep yourself in history at Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Andong Old Market.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our 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 slightly colder evenings in Andong when traveling from Jeju in October, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.
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Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:

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: Pyeongchang-gun (Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall & Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang), Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple & Uisangdae) and Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum (in Gangneung). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and get outside with Biryong Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sokcho trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Andong to Sokcho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) 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.
Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, walk around Namsan Park, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel 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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