12 days in South Korea Itinerary

12 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Drive
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Daejeon
— Few hours
Train
2
Busan
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Andong
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Gangneung
— 1 night
Drive
6
Seoul
— 3 nights

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Daejeon

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Expo Bridge has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): snap pictures at Expo Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Daejeon itinerary maker site.

Seoul to Daejeon is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Daejeon are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Busan.
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Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Busan

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jagalchi Market, Gijang Market, Haeundae Market, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Gijang Market, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, watch the show of lights at Busan Fireworks Festival, then get engrossed in the history at Gimhae National Museum, and finally stop by Kiel Lotte Gwangbok Store. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Busan Harbor Bridge, then get outside with Songdo Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Namcheon Cathedral of the Holy Cross, and finally hunt for treasures at Bujeon Market.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Busan trip planner.

Getting from Daejeon to Busan by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Daejeon in February, with highs in Busan at 10°C and lows at 0°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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2
nights
Gyeongju

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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyeongju Hyanggyo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jukdo Market, then examine the collection at The National Lighthouse Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Homigot Sunrise Plaza.

Make your Gyeongju itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Busan, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

3
nights
Andong

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gounsa Temple, wander the streets of Museom Village, then steep yourself in history at House of Goseong Lee's Tapdong Branch, and finally contemplate the long history of Andong imcheonggak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Yiyuksa Literary Museum, see the interesting displays at Confucian Culture Museum, then wander the streets of Andong Gunja Village, and finally examine the collection at Traditional Cultural Contents Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Andong trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Andong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Gangneung.

Things to do in Andong

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:

1
night
Gangneung

A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get outside with Jeongdong-Simgok Badabuchae-gil Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Gangmun Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Heogyun and Heonanseolheon Memorial Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Gangneung Jungang Market and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sacheonjin Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gangneung trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Andong to Gangneung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Gangneung

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
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3
nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Achasan Mountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seoul Central Mosque, and then get engrossed in the history at Seodaemun Prison History Hall.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul vacation app.

Getting from Gangneung to Seoul by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
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.