22 days in South Korea Itinerary

22 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  16 h
1
Suncheon
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h
2
Busan
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
3
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Andong
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h 30 min
5
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
6
Seoul
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Suncheon

Suncheon ©
Establishing a name for itself as "Korea's Ecological Capital," Suncheon sits nestled on the southwest coastline of the Korean peninsula, a haven of scenic beauty.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, Geumdunsa Temple, Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, and other attractions. Take a break from Suncheon with a short trip to Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 in Gurye-gun, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple and contemplate the long history of Okcheon Seowon.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Suncheon trip planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Suncheon is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in May, plan for slightly colder days in Suncheon, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Suncheon

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, Jirisan National Park, Gwanghallu Pavilion, Saseongam Temple 四聖庵
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Jirisan National Park ©
Jirisan National Park
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
Seonamsa Temple ©
Seonamsa Temple

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Seokbulsa Temple, Dongbaekseom Island, Igidae Park, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, make a trip to BIFF Square, visit Gamcheon Culture Village, and take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Suncheon to Busan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Suncheon in May, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Changwon, Lotte Water Park
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Dongbaekseom Island ©
Dongbaekseom Island
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Woljeonggyo Bridge, Gyeongju National Park, Daereungwon, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seokguram, and contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gyeongju travel planning tool.

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Busan in May: highs in Gyeongju hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Yangdong Folk Village ©
Yangdong Folk Village
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Andong Folk Village, Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon), Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa. On the next day, wander the streets of Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon), contemplate the long history of Dosanseowon Confucian School, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Juwangsan National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Andong trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Andong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Andong can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Juwangsan National Park
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Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Bongjeongsa ©
Bongjeongsa

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Baekdamsa Temple, Osaek Jujeongol Valley and Sokcho Beach. On the 27th (Wed), hike along Biryong Falls, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinheungsa Temple, thenhike along Ulsanbawi Rock, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Sokcho Beach, thenhead outdoors with Osaek Jujeongol Valley, thencontemplate the long history of Gwongeumseong Fortress, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baekdamsa Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sokcho day trip planning app.

You can drive from Andong to Sokcho in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Baekdamsa Temple
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dongdaemun Market, Seoul Grand Park, Gwangmyeong Cave, and other attractions. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and wander the streets of Insadong.

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You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Seoul are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Yongin, Nami Island, DMZ Haemaru Village, Gwangmyeong Cave, The Garden of Morning Calm
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace