60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Fly to Kunsan Air Base, Drive to Buyeo-gun
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Buyeo-gun
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gwangju
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 8 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
Drive
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Andong
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yeongju
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gangneung
— 5 nights
Drive
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Seoul
— 7 nights
Drive
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Gwangju
— 7 nights
Drive to Gimpo International Airport, Fly to Accra

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Buyeo-gun

— 4 nights
Gongsanseong and Buyeo National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Buyeo-gun side-trips: Seosan (Ganwolam Temple & Buseoksa Temple), Muchangpo Beach (in Boryeong) and Gongju (Magoksa Temple, Gongju National Museum, &more).

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Buyeo-gun online travel planner.

Accra, Ghana to Buyeo-gun is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Accra in September; daily highs in Buyeo-gun reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gwangju.

Things to do in Buyeo-gun

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Gwangju

— 5 nights
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Get some cultural insight at Seonamsa Temple and Naesosa Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon), Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun) and Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Hwaeomsa Temple). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Gochangeupseong Fortress, get to know the fascinating history of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songgwangsa Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gwangju trip site.

Getting from Buyeo-gun to Gwangju by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Gwangju, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Jeju.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Spirited Garden and Jeju National Museum. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Halla Mountain, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Hamdeok Beach, kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and admire the masterpieces at Jeju Folk Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jeju day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Gwangju to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Gwangju in September, Jeju is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 18:

Busan

— 6 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Beomeosa Temple and Bokcheon Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Oedo Botania (in Geoje) and Miryang City Museum (in Miryang). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, walk around Yongdusan Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Busan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Jeju in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Busan, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 24:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Bulguksa Temple and Ulsan Petroglyph Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyeongju: Daegu (Daegu Safety Theme Park, Donghwasa, &more), Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon) and Yeongildae Beach (in Pohang). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girimsa Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju travel route builder website.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Busan in September: highs in Gyeongju hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:

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 some cultural insight at Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Hahoe Mask Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Andong: Gounsa Temple (in Uiseong-gun), Cheongsong-gun (Juwangsan National Park & Jusanji Pond) and Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram) (in Gunwi-gun). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum, head outdoors with Yeongdeok BlueRoad, contemplate the long history of Okyeonjeongsa House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Andong road trip planning tool.

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 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

Yeongju

— 5 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Buseoksa Temple and Cheongnyangsa Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Yeongwol-gun (Byeolmaro Observatory, Jangneung, &more) and Danyang-gun (Guinsa Temple, Gosu Cave, &more).

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yeongju trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Andong to Yeongju. While traveling from Andong, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yeongju, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gangneung.

Things to do in Yeongju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:

Gangneung

— 5 nights
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Woljeongsa Temple and Baekdamsa Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gangneung: Donghae (Mureung Valley & Chuam Beach), Sangwonsa (in Pyeongchang-gun) and Seoraksan National Park (in Sokcho). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Gyeongpodae, enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach, get outside with Gangmun Beach, and engage your brain at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangneung driving holiday site.

Explore your travel options from Yeongju to Gangneung with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Insadong, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and steep yourself in history at Deoksugung.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seoul online journey planner.

You can drive from Gangneung to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Seoul

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 21:

Gwangju

— 7 nights
Gwangju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, a suburb southeast of Seoul. Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gwangju: Suwon (Dongbukgongsimdon & Hwaseong Haenggung Palace), Icheon (Icheon Termeden & Icheon Ceramics Village) and MMCA - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (in Gwacheon). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gagwonsa Temple, head off the coast to Nami Island, contemplate the long history of Mirinae Holy Site, and explore the world behind art at Hoam Art Museum.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Gwangju road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Seoul to Gwangju with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seoul in October since evenings lows in Gwangju dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gwangju

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 28:

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.