10 days in South Korea Itinerary

10 days in South Korea Itinerary

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10 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Seoul
— Few hours
2
Sokcho
— 2 nights
3
Chuncheon
— 1 day
4
Seoul
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Jeonju
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Seoul
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  11​h
End: Jakarta

few
hours
Seoul

Seoul
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.
To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Seoul travel route planning website .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Seoul is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Seoul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jakarta in October, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 21°C at night. You'll set off for Sokcho on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Parks Shopping
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2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Geumganggul Cave, Yeonggeumjeong, Gwongeumseong Fortress, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): wander the streets of Abai Village, then don't miss a visit to Yeonggeumjeong, and then hunt for treasures at Sokcho Jungang Market.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sokcho day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in October, Sokcho is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Trails
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Geumganggul Cave ©
Geumganggul Cave

1
day
Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Garden of Morning Calm as well as Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street. On the 28th (Mon), head off the coast to Nami Island, then admire the natural beauty at The Garden of Morning Calm, and then take a stroll through Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chuncheon trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Chuncheon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chuncheon when traveling from Sokcho in October, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Garden of Morning Calm
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street ©
The Garden of Morning Calm ©
The Garden of Morning Calm

1
night
Seoul

Seoul ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yonsei University Museum. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Yonsei University Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seoul holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Seoul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. Traveling from Chuncheon in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seoul, with lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Jeonju.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums
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Yonsei University Museum ©
Yonsei University Museum

1
night
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Naejangsan National Park. On the 29th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, steep yourself in history at Gyeonggijeon Shrine, examine the collection at Royal Portrait Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeondong Catholic Church, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Nambu Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Pungnammun Gate. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Naejangsan National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jeonju driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Seoul to Jeonju by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jeonju when traveling from Seoul in October, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeonju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naejangsan National Park
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Naejangsan National Park ©
Naejangsan National Park
Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Jeondong Catholic Church ©
Jeondong Catholic Church

4
nights
Seoul

Seoul ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Starfield Library, Ewha Womans University, Haneul Park, and other attractions. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Changdeokgung Palace and Hwaseong Fortress for their historical value. Explore Seoul further: make a trip to Insadong, look for gifts at Nihee, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seoul route website .

Traveling by train from Jeonju to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Jeonju in October, Seoul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hwaseong Fortress
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Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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