21 days in South Korea Itinerary

21 days in South Korea Itinerary

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21 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Seoul
1
Seoul
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Sokcho
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Chuncheon
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Gangneung
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Yeongdeok-gun
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
6
Busan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Daegu
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Busan
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h
9
Jeju
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Seoul
— 5 nights
End: Seoul

9
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.
SMTOWN coexartium has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Myeongdong Shopping Street and DMZ. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gwanghwamun Gate and Changgyeonggung Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: The Third Tunnel (in Paju) and Everland (in Yongin). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Gyeongbokgung Palace, learn about all things military at The War Memorial of Korea, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul driving holiday site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513). October in Seoul sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paju, Everland
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park

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Sokcho

Sokcho
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 18th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Sokcho City Museum & Displaced Civilians Folk Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongcho Lake, and then stroll through Sokcho Beach.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sokcho tour planner.

Getting from Seoul to Sokcho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seoul in October since evenings lows in Sokcho dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a stroll through Kim You-jeong House of Literature, examine the collection at Chuncheon Makguksu Museum, and then examine the collection at Chuncheon National Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chuncheon trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sokcho in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chuncheon, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gangneung.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Museums Neighborhoods
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Chuncheon National Museum ©
Chuncheon National Museum

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Gangneung

Gangneung
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangneung day trip app .

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Gangneung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gangneung when traveling from Chuncheon in October, with lows around 60°F. You will leave for Yeongdeok-gun on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Yeongdeok-gun

Yeongdeok-gun
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Explore your travel options from Gangneung to Yeongdeok-gun with the Route module. In October in Yeongdeok-gun, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Yeongdeok-gun

Parks
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nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then stroll through Haeundae Beach, and finally examine the collection at Busan Museum.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Busan travel route builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yeongdeok-gun to Busan. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Daegu.

Things to do in Busan

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Busan Museum ©
Busan Museum
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

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Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Daegu trip maker .

You can drive from Busan to Daegu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Daegu can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Daegu

Museums
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Daegu Safety Theme Park ©
Daegu Safety Theme Park

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hours
Busan

Busan
To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Busan online day trip planner .

Getting from Daegu to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Jeju on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Busan

Parks Museums Shopping
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Jeju

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 Hamdeok Beach and Haenyeo Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Halla Mountain and Seongeup Folk Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Jungmun Saekdal Beach & Jeju Folk Village).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jeju travel route planning site .

Fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Busan in October since evenings lows in Jeju dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Seongeup Folk Village ©
Seongeup Folk Village
Haenyeo Museum ©
Haenyeo Museum

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Seoul

Seoul ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seoul Grand Park and Seolleung & Jeongneung Royal Tomb. Escape the urban bustle at Ilsan Lake Park and Inwangsan Mountain. See even more of Seoul: get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, get engrossed in the history at The National Folk Museum of Korea, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at 3D Black Art Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Ilsan Lake Park, Seoul Grand Park
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Ilsan Lake Park ©
Ilsan Lake Park
Seodaemun Prison History Hall ©
Seodaemun Prison History Hall
3D Black Art Museum ©
3D Black Art Museum

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