19 days in South Korea Itinerary

19 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 1 night
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
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Yeongwol-gun
— 1 night
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Andong
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 2 nights
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Haenam-gun
— 1 night
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Drive to Muan International Airport, Fly to Jeju International Airport, Drive to Seogwipo
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Seogwipo, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
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Seoul

— 1 night
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.
On the 26th (Tue), stop by Garosu-gil, steep yourself in history at Gwanghuimun Gate, get to know the fascinating history of Changgyeonggung Palace, then explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, and finally examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Deoksugung, appreciate the history behind Gwanghwamun Gate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Myeong-dong Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Namsangol Hanok Village, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongeunsa Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul tour itinerary planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Seoul. In March, daytime highs in Seoul are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:

Sokcho

— 2 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, make a trip to Daepo Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baekdamsa Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Gwongeumseong Fortress.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sokcho trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Yeongwol-gun.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Yeongwol-gun

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Korean Peninsula-shaped Cliffs (Seonam Village), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonglyeongpo, then contemplate the long history of Jangneung, and finally see the interesting displays at Byeolmaro Observatory.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yeongwol-gun trip itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Sokcho to Yeongwol-gun with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Andong.

Things to do in Yeongwol-gun

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:

Andong

— 2 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.
On the 31st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Andong imcheonggak, delve into the lush surroundings at Ahndong Hoban Nature Forest, then contemplate the long history of Dosanseowon Confucian School, and finally visit Andong Gunja Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Andong Hahoe Folk Village, wander the streets of Museom Village, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Andong online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yeongwol-gun to Andong. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

Gyeongju

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, then steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, then contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Tomb of Queen Seondeok, then contemplate the long history of Yangdong Folk Village, and finally steep yourself in history at Oksanseowon Confucian Academy.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju trip builder.

Getting from Andong to Gyeongju by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Busan

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwangalli Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Geumjung Mt. fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge, stroll around Yongdusan Park, then don't miss a visit to BIFF Square, then get great views at Taejongdae, and finally walk around UN Memorial Cemetery.

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Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in April: highs in Busan hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Haenam-gun.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Haenam-gun

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daeheungsa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihwangsa Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baengnyeonsa Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Dasan Chodang (Dasan Jeong Yak-yong historical site). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wolchulsan National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Haenam-gun journey site.

Explore your travel options from Busan to Haenam-gun with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Haenam-gun

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

Seogwipo, Jeju Island

— 5 nights
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff and Yakchunsa Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Teddy Bear Museum Jeju and O’sulloc Tea Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Seogwipo side-trips: Jeju (Saebyeol Oreum, Hyeopjae Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Jeongbang Waterfall, take a peaceful walk through Halla Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Hwangwooji Coast, and examine the collection at Alive Museum Jeju.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seogwipo tour planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Haenam-gun to Seogwipo. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:

South Korea travel guide

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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.