19 days in South Korea Itinerary

19 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Busan
— 2 nights
2
Jeju
— 3 nights
3
Gunsan
— 1 night
4
Jeonju
— 1 night
5
Boseong-gun
— 1 night
6
Namhae-gun
— 1 night
7
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
8
Andong
— 2 nights
9
Sokcho
— 2 nights
10
Seoul
— 2 nights

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dongbaekseom Island and Gwangalli Beach. Step out of Busan to go to Changwon and see Yeojwacheon Stream, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Yeongdo Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Igidae Subjari, and make a trip to Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Busan day trip site.

Barcelona, Spain to Busan is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Busan is 8 hours. May in Busan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yeojwacheon Stream
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Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
Dongbaekseom Island ©
Dongbaekseom Island
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple

3
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Jeju

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hyeopjae Beach and Jeongbang Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, Bunker de Lumieres, &more). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, walk around Spirited Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gunsan.

Things to do in Jeju

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Jeongbang Waterfall ©
Jeongbang Waterfall

1
night
Gunsan

Gunsan ©
Gunsan is a city in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Eunpa Lake Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Geum Gang Migratory Bird Observatory, then make a trip to Dongguksa Temple, then head outdoors with National Institute of Ecology, and finally don't miss a visit to Gyeongamdong Railroad Town.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gunsan online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Jeju to Gunsan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jeonju.

Things to do in Gunsan

Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Institute of Ecology
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Eunpa Lake Park ©
Eunpa Lake Park
Dongguksa Temple ©
Dongguksa Temple
Gyeongamdong Railroad Town ©
Gyeongamdong Railroad Town

1
night
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Moak Mountain, walk around Wansan Park, get engrossed in the history at Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, then steep yourself in history at Gyeonggijeon Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeondong Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jeonju trip planning tool.

Drive from Gunsan to Jeonju in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Boseong-gun.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Jeondong Catholic Church ©
Jeondong Catholic Church
Wansan Park ©
Wansan Park

1
night
Boseong-gun

Boseong-gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Daewonsa Tibetan Museum, see the interesting displays at Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Boseong-gun online trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jeonju to Boseong-gun. When traveling from Jeonju in May, plan for colder days in Boseong-gun, with highs around 11°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Namhae-gun.

Things to do in Boseong-gun

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum ©
Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon

1
night
Namhae-gun

Namhae-gun ©
On the 23rd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Yangmori School, then appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village, then take a peaceful walk through Namhae Pyeonbaek Recreational Forest, and finally walk around Namhae Butterfly Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Namhae-gun trip website.

Explore your travel options from Boseong-gun to Namhae-gun with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boseong-gun in May: high temperatures in Namhae-gun hover around 15°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Namhae-gun

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
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Namhae Butterfly Park ©
Namhae Butterfly Park
German Village ©
German Village

2
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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 (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Historic Area, then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seoknamsa Temple, then stroll around Ulsan Grand Park, then walk around Taehwa River Seepri Bamboo Grove, and finally explore the activities along Taehwagang National Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gyeongju trip tool.

You can drive from Namhae-gun to Gyeongju in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Ulsan
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Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Ulsan Grand Park ©
Ulsan Grand Park
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

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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 26th (Tue), wander the streets of Museom Village, take a peaceful walk through Ahndong Hoban Nature Forest, then stop by Andong Gunja Village, and finally take a stroll through Andong Folk Village. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy, take in the dramatic natural features at Buyongdae, then take a stroll through Sinsedong Mural Village, then stroll around Woongbu Park, and finally ponder the world of politics at Gyeongbuk Provincial Government Office.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Andong day trip planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Museom Village
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Andong Gunja Village ©
Andong Gunja Village
Woongbu Park ©
Woongbu Park
Andong Folk Village ©
Andong Folk Village

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nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, kick back and relax at Naksan Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Oeongchi Hang. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Mountain Museum, explore the activities along Yeongnangho Lake, then walk around Sokch Seorak Sunrise Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sokcho Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sokcho day trip website.

Drive from Andong to Sokcho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Yangyang-gun
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Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Naksan Beach ©
Naksan Beach

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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 30th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Jogyesa Temple, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul, then stroll around Yeouido Park, and finally walk around Yeouido Hangang Park. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Changgyeonggung Palace and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Ewha Womans University.

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Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Food Tours
Jogyesa Temple ©
Jogyesa Temple
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul

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