60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan
— 7 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Andong
— 6 nights
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Daejeon
— 5 nights
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Gwangju
— 5 nights
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Suncheon
— 3 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 12 nights
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Sokcho
— 6 nights
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Seoul
— 9 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like UN Memorial Cemetery and Busan Gamcheon Culture Village. Visit Gwangalli Beach and Dadaepo Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Busan to Ulsan to see Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, get engrossed in the history at Bokcheon Museum, see the interesting displays at Busan Museum, and kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Busan trip maker website.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Busan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Vilnius to Busan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vilnius in September, things will get a bit warmer in Busan: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Get some cultural insight at Gyeongju Historic Area and Bulguksa Temple. Get outdoors at Jeongja Beach and Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond. Explore Gyeongju's surroundings by going to Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon) and Daegu (Donghwasa & Seomun Market). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, make a trip to Daereungwon Tomb Complex, and examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju travel route site.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Gyeongju, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Andong.
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Andong — 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Buseoksa Temple. Popular historic sites such as Cheongnyangsa Temple and Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram) are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Andong: Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park (in Mungyeong), Sosuseowon Confucian Academy (in Yeongju) and Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa, hunt for treasures at Andong Old Market, and examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum.

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Drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Currency Museum and Yeojin Gallery of Buddhist Art will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Busosanseong Fortress and Gapsa temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Magoksa Temple (in Gongju), Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan) and Boeun-gun (Songnisan National Park & Beopjusa Temple). There's more to do: take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Daejeon trip tool.

Traveling by car from Andong to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Andong in October, plan for little chillier days in Daejeon, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 5 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Unjusa and Gwanghallu Pavilion will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Gochangeupseong Fortress and Naesosa Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Buan Celadon Museum (in Buan-gun) and Seonunsa Temple (in Gochang-gun). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Mudeungsan National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gwangju trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Daejeon to Gwangju by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Suncheon.
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Suncheon — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hyangiram Hermitage and Nagan Eupseong Folk Village. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hwaeomsa Temple and Seonamsa Temple. Step out of Suncheon to go to Gurye-gun and see Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Suncheon day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Gwangju to Suncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Suncheon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 12 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.
Visiting Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff and Hyeopjae Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hamdeok Beach and Woljeongri Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Alive Museum Jeju, Yakchunsa Temple, &more). Spend the 28th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Bijarim Forest, walk around Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, head outdoors with Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bangju Church.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jeju trip builder site.

You can fly from Suncheon to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Jeju when traveling from Suncheon in October, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 6 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Step out of the city life by going to Ulsanbawi Rock and Jeongdongjin Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gyeongpo Beach and Naksan Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sokcho side-trips: Ojukheon (in Gangneung), Naksansa Temple (in Yangyang-gun) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Gwongeumseong Fortress and take in the dramatic scenery at Biryong Falls.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sokcho trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Jeju to Sokcho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seoul.
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Seoul — 9 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 a sense of the local culture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Hwaseong Fortress and Bukhansan National Park. Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, enjoy breathtaking views from N Seoul Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use 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, daytime highs in Seoul are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the flight 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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