19 days in South Korea Itinerary

19 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
Fly + Train:  15 h
1
Seoul
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Yeongwol-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Andong
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Busan
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
7
Haenam-gun
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h
8
Seogwipo, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Zurich

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.
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.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul tour itinerary planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Seoul is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. 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
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Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace
Namsangol Hanok Village ©
Namsangol Hanok Village
Garosu-gil ©
Garosu-gil

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
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, photos, reviews, 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

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naksansa Temple, Baekdamsa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory ©
Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory

1
night
Yeongwol-gun

Yeongwol-gun ©
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 find where to stay, reviews, photos, 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
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Cheonglyeongpo ©
Cheonglyeongpo
Jangneung ©
Jangneung
Korean Peninsula-shaped Cliffs (Seonam Village) ©

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.
On the 31st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Imcheonggak House, 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 (Historic Site of Ocheon). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy, steep yourself in history at Andong Hahoe Folk Village, then wander the streets of Museom Village, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Andong travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yeongwol-gun to Andong. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Museom Village
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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
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 2nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji 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.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju trip builder.

Getting from Andong to Gyeongju by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; 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 Nature Parks
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Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Yangdong Folk Village ©
Yangdong Folk Village

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
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, get outside with 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.

Plan a Busan trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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 Outdoors
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UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Geumjung Mt. fortress ©
Geumjung Mt. fortress
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple

1
night
Haenam-gun

Haenam-gun ©
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.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, 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

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gangjin-gun, Wolchulsan National Park
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Wolchulsan National Park ©
Wolchulsan National Park
Mihwangsa Temple ©
Mihwangsa Temple

5
nights
Seogwipo, Jeju Island

Seogwipo ©
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 Yakchunsa Temple and Alive Museum Jeju. 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). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Hwangwooji Coast, take in the dramatic scenery at Cheonjiyeon Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Halla Mountain, and go for a walk through Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seogwipo attractions planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haenam-gun to Seogwipo. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jeju
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Yakchunsa Temple ©
Yakchunsa Temple
Saebyeol Oreum ©
Saebyeol Oreum
Alive Museum Jeju ©
Alive Museum Jeju

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