22 days in South Korea Itinerary

22 days in South Korea Itinerary

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22 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Seoul
— 4 nights
2
Chuncheon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Donghae
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Boeun-gun
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
6
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Cheongsong-gun
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
8
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
9
Busan
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Mexico City

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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, get lost in a book at Seoul Metropolitan Library, and make a trip to Insadong.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seoul holiday site .

Mexico City, Mexico to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Seoul is 15 hours. May in Seoul sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Shopping
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

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.
On the 5th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, then get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chuncheon journey planner.

Drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus. In June in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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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.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Sokcho Jungang Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, then hike along Biryong Falls, and finally trek along Ulsanbawi Rock.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sokcho vacation planner.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Donghae.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

1
night
Donghae

Donghae ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Mureung Valley, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chuam Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Chotdaebawi (Candlestick Rock).

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Donghae trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sokcho to Donghae. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Boeun-gun.

Things to do in Donghae

Parks Nature Beaches
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Chuam Beach ©
Chuam Beach
Mureung Valley ©
Mureung Valley
Chotdaebawi (Candlestick Rock) ©
Chotdaebawi (Candlestick Rock)

1
night
Boeun-gun

Boeun-gun ©
On the 9th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Songnisan National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Boeun-gun journey builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Donghae to Boeun-gun. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Boeun-gun

Nature Parks
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Songnisan National Park ©
Songnisan National 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.
Hallim Park and Jeju National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Halla Mountain and Seongsan Ilchulbong. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, kick back and relax at Woljeongri Beach, and stroll through Sarabong Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jeju sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boeun-gun to Jeju. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Cheongsong-gun.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jeju Olle Trail Routes, Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong

1
day
Cheongsong-gun

Cheongsong-gun ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Juwangsan National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cheongsong-gun holiday maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jeju to Cheongsong-gun. In June in Cheongsong-gun, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Cheongsong-gun

Nature Parks
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Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Seokguram. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Cheongsong-gun to Gyeongju with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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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.
Visit Beomeosa Temple and Haedong Yonggung Temple for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Jagalchi Market or Gukje Market. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, take in the views from Busan Harbor Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bujeon Market, and take in the awesome beauty at Jangsan Mountain.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Busan trip planner .

Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in June, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

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