19 days in Daegu, Busan & Gwangju Itinerary

19 days in Daegu, Busan & Gwangju Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea attractions planner

Make it your trip
Train
1
Daegu
— 6 nights
Train
2
Busan
— 6 nights
Drive
3
Gwangju
— 6 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4

Daegu

— 6 nights
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Daegu Art Museum and Sanghwa Yi's Old House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyesan Catholic Church and Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daegu: Upo Wetland (in Changnyeong-gun) and Andong (Sinsedong Mural Village & Andong Folk Village). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Gayasan National Park. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Daegu Arboretum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine, take a stroll through Daegu Otgol Village, and contemplate the waterfront views at Suseongmot Lake.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Daegu tour planner.

Seoul to Daegu is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Daegu are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Busan.

Things to do in Daegu

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 17:

Busan

— 6 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You'll get in some beach time at Haeundae Beach and Dadaepo Beach. For shopping fun, head to Busan Gamcheon Culture Village or Haeundae Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Seoknamsa Temple (in Ulsan), Tongdosa Temple (in Yangsan) and Gimhae (Gimhae National Museum & Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Tower Gallery, examine the collection at Trick Eye Museum, stroll through Gwangalli Beach, and make a trip to Yongdusan Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan tour planner.

Traveling by train from Daegu to Busan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Busan are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gwangju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:

Gwangju

— 6 nights
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Head to Asia Culture Center and Asia Culture Centerfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bulgapsa Temple and Gochangeupseong Fortress. Explore Gwangju's surroundings by going to Baekyangsa Temple (in Jangseong-gun) and Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Mudeungsan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Yangdong Market, examine the collection at Gwangju Museum of Art, get into the urban bustle at U.Square Cultural Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gwangju trip planning tool.

Drive from Busan to Gwangju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Busan in November: highs in Gwangju hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29: