21 days in South Korea Itinerary

21 days in South Korea Itinerary

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21 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Seoul
— 4 nights
2
Chuncheon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sokcho
— 3 nights
4
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
5
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Hobart

4
nights
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.
When in Seoul, make a side trip to see DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take a stroll through Insadong, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seoul day trip planning site .

Hobart, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hobart to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

1
night
Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, then head off the coast to Nami Island, and then examine the collection at Gangwondo Forest Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chuncheon online journey maker .

Getting from Seoul to Chuncheon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a subway. April in Chuncheon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature Parks Museums
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa

3
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sokcho: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple, Jujeongol, & more) and Sangwonsa (in Pyeongchang-gun). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and trek along Ulsanbawi Rock.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sokcho online travel planner .

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Sangwonsa, Baekdamsa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Jujeongol ©
Jujeongol
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gyeongju: Daegu (Gukchaebosang Memorial Park & Seomun Market), Ulsan (Taehwa River Grand Park, Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden, & more) and Gatbawi (in Gyeongsan). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seokguram, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon.

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Traveling by car from Sokcho to Gyeongju takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ulsan, Daegu, Gatbawi
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Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haeundae Beach, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Busan route maker app .

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Gyeongju in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

5
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with a short trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, head off the coast to Udo, take in nature's colorful creations at Spirited Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jeju online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain

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