24 days in South Korea Itinerary

24 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 4 nights
2
Chuncheon
— 2 nights
3
Sokcho
— 3 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, get in on the family fun at Lotte World, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and don't miss a visit to Insadong.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary planning tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Seoul is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can 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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): go for a walk through Gongjicheon Recreation Area, thenexamine the collection at Gangwondo Forest Museum, and then head off the coast to Nami Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chuncheon online vacation planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature Parks Theme Parks
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Gangchon Rail Park ©
Gangchon Rail Park

3
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore Sokcho's surroundings by going to Sangwonsa (in Pyeongchang-gun), Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple & Hajodae) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and kick back and relax at Cheonjin Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sokcho online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Sangwonsa, Baekdamsa Temple, Cheonjin Beach
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Sangwonsa ©
Sangwonsa

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.
Explore Andong's surroundings by going to Yeongju (Buseoksa Temple & Sosuseowon Confucian School), Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun) and Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park (in Mungyeong). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, Head underground at Gosu Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Jusanji Pond, and explore the striking landscape of Juwangsan National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Andong trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sokcho to Andong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Andong are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yeongju, Cheongsong-gun, Gosu Cave, Cheongnyangsa Temple, Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park
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Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park ©
Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Seokguram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then get in on the family fun at Gyeongju World. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ulsan Daegok Museum, thenexamine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gyeongju driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Andong to Gyeongju in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

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: get outside with Haeundae Beach, make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Busan trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in April, expect nights in Busan to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

5
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Cheonjiyeon Falls). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Udo, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Islander.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jeju road trip planning site.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Cheonjiyeon Falls ©
Cheonjiyeon Falls
Udo ©
Udo

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