60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip planner
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Seoul
— 7 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Donghae
— 1 night
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 3 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 21 nights
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Gwangju
— 4 nights
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Daejeon
— 6 nights
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Gyeongju
— 4 nights
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Busan
— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Your inner history buff will appreciate Changdeokgung Palace and Namsangol Hanok Village. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, wander the streets of Insadong, and don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul road trip planning site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Seoul, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mexico City in February, with highs in Seoul at 5°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) 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 outdoors at Seoraksan National Park and Jeongdongjin Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Gyeongpo Beach and Gangmun Beach. Explore Sokcho's surroundings by going to Yangyang-gun (Osaek Jujeongol Valley & Naksansa Temple) and Gangneung (Jumunjin Beach & Yeongjin Beach). And it doesn't end there: hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Bongpo Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Cheonjin Beach, and take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sokcho visit 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 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Donghae.
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Donghae — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get outside with Mangsang Beach, appreciate the views at Mureung Valley, and then kick back and relax at Chuam Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Donghae route planner.

Explore your travel options from Sokcho to Donghae with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pyeongchang-gun.
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Pyeongchang-gun — 3 nights

A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Buseoksa Temple and Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall. Take a break from the city and head to Phoenix Snow Park and Yangbaek Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Pyeongchang-gun: Jeongseon-gun (High1 Ski Resort & Jeongseon 5-day Market) and Gosu Cave (in Danyang-gun).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyeongchang-gun tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Donghae to Pyeongchang-gun with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 21 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.
Bangju Church and Gwaneumsa Temple will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hamdeok Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, delve into the lush surroundings at Bijarim Forest, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, and stroll around Handam Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeju day trip planning app.

Getting from Pyeongchang-gun to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 4 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hwaeomsa Temple and Songgwangsa Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Mudeungsan National Park and Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon. Get out of town with these interesting Gwangju side-trips: Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon), Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun) and Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 (in Gurye-gun). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gwangju trip planner.

Fly from Jeju to Gwangju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daytime highs in Gwangju are 1°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough 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.
Visit Beopjusa Temple and Gapsa temple for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cheongnamdae and Daeheungdong Catholic Church. Explore Daejeon's surroundings by going to Gongju (Magoksa Temple & Gyeryongsan National Park), Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun) and Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest (in Geumsan-gun). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Songnisan National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, take a peaceful walk through Jangtaesan Natural Forest, take in the views from Expo Bridge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maninsan Mountain.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Daejeon travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Gwangju to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gwangju in April, expect cooler with lows of 6°C in Daejeon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Juwangsan National Park and Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bulguksa Temple and Donghwasa. Venture out of the city with trips to Daegu (Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park & Seomun Market). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju trip planning site.

Take a train from Daejeon to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Daejeon in April, you will find days in Gyeongju are little chillier (14°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village and Haedong Yonggungsa. Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Tongyeong (Jeonhyeoklim Art Museum & Seopilang Gongwon), Miryang City Museum (in Miryang) and Gimhae Folk Museum (in Gimhae). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trek along Hwawangsan Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Songdo Beach, and stop by Haeundae Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Busan trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Busan, with highs around 22°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough 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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