12 days in South Korea Itinerary

12 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seogwipo, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
2
Busan
— 2 nights
3
Gyeongju
— 1 night
4
Andong
— 2 nights
5
Sokcho
— 2 nights
6
Seoul
— 1 night

3
nights
Seogwipo, Jeju Island

Seogwipo ©
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Seongeup Folk Village and Yakchunsa Temple will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff and Cheonjiyeon Falls will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hallim Park in Jeju (about 1h 10 min away). There's more to do: examine the collection at Alive Museum Jeju and admire the sheer force of Jeongbang Waterfall.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seogwipo tour planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seogwipo is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Seogwipo is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Jeju
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Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Seongeup Folk Village ©
Seongeup Folk Village
Yakchunsa Temple ©
Yakchunsa Temple

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at UN Memorial Cemetery, kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Busan day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Seogwipo to Busan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, car, and train. March in Busan sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

1
night
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the activities along Anapji Pond, then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Historic Area, contemplate the long history of Oksanseowon Confucian Academy, and then steep yourself in history at Yangdong Folk Village.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju day trip site.

Getting from Busan to Gyeongju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:
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Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Yangdong Folk Village ©
Yangdong Folk Village
Oksanseowon Confucian Academy ©
Oksanseowon Confucian Academy

2
nights
Andong

Andong ©
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, then steep yourself in history at Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Andong vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Andong: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Dosanseowon Confucian School ©
Dosanseowon Confucian School
Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy ©
Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): Head underground at Geumganggul Cave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, and then enjoy the sea views from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sokcho trip planner.

You can drive from Andong to Sokcho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory ©
Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Namsangol Hanok Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongeunsa Temple, and then get to know the fascinating history of Changgyeonggung Palace.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seoul tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Deoksugung ©
Deoksugung
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace
Gwanghwamun Gate ©
Gwanghwamun Gate

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