22 days in South Korea Itinerary

22 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 4 nights
2
Chuncheon
— 1 night
3
Sokcho
— 2 nights
4
Andong
— 4 nights
5
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
6
Busan
— 3 nights
7
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights

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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

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Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Seoul is colder than Singapore - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Insadong ©
Insadong

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 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa and then head off the coast to Nami Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. January in Chuncheon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple and then explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Cheonjin Beach, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and then get outside with Ulsanbawi Rock.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sokcho trip planner.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheonjin Beach, Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Andong: Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park (in Mungyeong), Yeongju (Buseoksa Temple & Sosuseowon Confucian School) and Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock-carved Standing Buddha, don't miss a visit to Guinsa Temple, and Head underground at Gosu Cave.

Before you visit Andong, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Sokcho to Andong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Andong can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeongju, Danyang-gun, Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, Cheongnyangsa Temple
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park ©
Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then find something for the whole family at Gyeongju World. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Anapji Pond, thenexamine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Ulsan Daegok Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju road trip tool.

Getting from Andong to Gyeongju by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ulsan Daegok Museum
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond

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, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, walk around Yongdusan Park, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Busan sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Busan: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

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

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 these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Halla Mountain). There's much more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, and walk around Sarabong Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jeju trip maker site.

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. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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