24 days in Gangwon-do & Seoul Itinerary

24 days in Gangwon-do & Seoul Itinerary

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24 days in Gangwon-do & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Wonju
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pyeongchang-gun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Donghae
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sokcho
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Chuncheon
— 3 nights
6
Seoul
— 8 nights
End: Seoul

3
nights
Wonju

Wonju ©
Wonju is the most populous city in Gangwon province, South Korea.Wonju is a city approximately east of Seoul and the capital can be reached within 1hr 20 minutes by bus or train. Change things up with these side-trips from Wonju: Anseong Namsadang Training Center (in Anseong), Icheon (Icheon Termeden & Icheon Ceramics Village) and Yeoju-si (Silleuksa Temple & Yeongnyeongneung). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guryongsa Temple, take an in-depth tour of Wonju Yeoksa Museum, and examine the collection at Park Kyongni Literature Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wonju trip itinerary planning tool .

Seoul to Wonju is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Wonju

Theme Parks Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yeoju-si, Icheon, Anseong Namsadang Training Center
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Museum SAN ©
Museum SAN

3
nights
Pyeongchang-gun

Pyeongchang-gun ©
A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pyeongchang-gun: Jeongseon-gun (Jeongseon 5-day Market & Hwaam Cave) and Jangneung (in Yeongwol-gun). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Woljeongsa, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, delve into the lush surroundings at Lee Hyo Seok Literature Forest, and fly down the slopes at Phoenix Snow Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pyeongchang-gun itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wonju to Pyeongchang-gun. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Donghae.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jeongseon-gun, Jangneung
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Hwaam Cave ©
Hwaam Cave
Woljeongsa ©
Woljeongsa
Sangwonsa ©
Sangwonsa

2
nights
Donghae

Donghae ©
On the 4th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samhwasa Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Mureung Valley, and then Head underground at Hwanseongul Cave. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Mangsang Beac, then make a trip to Mukho Port, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chuam Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Donghae trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pyeongchang-gun to Donghae. Traveling from Pyeongchang-gun in September, Donghae is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sokcho.

Things to do in Donghae

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hwanseongul Cave
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Mureung Valley ©
Mureung Valley
Chuam Beach ©
Chuam Beach
Hwanseongul Cave ©
Hwanseongul Cave

4
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Get out of town with these interesting Sokcho side-trips: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Yangyang-gun (Hajodae, Naksansa Temple, & more) and Gangneung (Tongil Park (Unification Park) & Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park, trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, take in the pleasant sights at Cheonjin Beach, and stroll through Biryong Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sokcho tour site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Donghae to Sokcho. In September in Sokcho, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Gangneung, Baekdamsa Temple, Cheonjin Beach
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chuncheon: Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon (in Pocheon) and Gapyeong-gun (The Garden of Morning Calm & Cheongpyeong Lake). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, see the interesting displays at Chuncheon Makguksu Museum, and get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon day trip site .

Drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Sokcho, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chuncheon, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gapyeong-gun, Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon ©
Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon

8
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.
Change things up with a short trip to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, find something for the whole family at Lotte World, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seoul road trip site .

You can drive from Chuncheon to Seoul in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chuncheon in September: highs in Seoul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

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