60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip planner

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Seoul
— 8 nights
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Sokcho
— 6 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Busan
— 7 nights
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Suncheon
— 4 nights
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— 23 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hwaseong Fortress and Trickeye Museum Seoul. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Deoksugung will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Hwaseong Haenggung Palace (in Suwon). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take a stroll through Insadong, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul online road trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Seoul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mumbai to Seoul, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect nights in Seoul to be slightly colder, around 21°C, while days are much colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 9:

Sokcho

— 6 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Get a sense of the local culture at Naksansa Temple and Baekdamsa Temple. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ojukheon and Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sokcho: Woljeongsa Temple (in Pyeongchang-gun) and Gangneung (Gyeongpo Beach, Jeongdongjin Beach, &more). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, stroll through Biryong Falls, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bongpo Beach.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sokcho trip tool.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sokcho, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Cheongnyangsa Temple are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Buseoksa Temple and Bongjeongsa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Andong: Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram) (in Gunwi-gun), Gosu Cave (in Danyang-gun) and Sosuseowon Confucian Academy (in Yeongju). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Juwangsan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Andong vacation planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Andong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Andong are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:

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.
Gyeongju National Museum and Sanghwa Yi's Old House will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gyeongju Historic Area and Cheonmachong Tomb. Explore Gyeongju's surroundings by going to Ulsan (Taehwagang National Garden, Jeongja Beach, &more), Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon) and Daegu (Donghwasa, The First Presbyterian Church of Daegu, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Hyanggyo, look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, and appreciate the history behind Seokguram.

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You can drive from Andong to Gyeongju in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:

Busan

— 7 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Visiting Gwangalli Beach and Dadaepo Beach will get you outdoors. Busan Museum and Bokcheon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest in Ulsan (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at UN Memorial Cemetery, stroll through Songjeong Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, and visit Busan Gamcheon Culture Village.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Busan attractions planner.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Suncheon.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — Nov 2:

Suncheon

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hyangiram Hermitage and Suncheon Hyanggyo. Visit Jinjuseong and Nagan Eupseong Folk Village for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Suncheon side-trips: Gurye-gun (Hwaeomsa Temple & Saseongam Temple 四聖庵) and Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple.

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

Traveling by car from Busan to Suncheon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Suncheon: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Jeju.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 23 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dongmun Market and The Islander. Step off the beaten path and head to Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff and Hamdeok Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Daeyoo Land, Yakchunsa Temple, &more). Spend the 9th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, kick back and relax at Hyeopjae Beach, admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, and walk around Bijarim Forest.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jeju road trip tool.

You can fly from Suncheon to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 29:

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.