26 days in South Korea Itinerary

26 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Seoul
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Chuncheon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Busan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Suncheon
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Suwon (Suwon Jeil Church, Hwaseong Fortress, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea.

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Minneapolis, USA to Seoul is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in April, with highs in Seoul at 64°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Suwon
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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.
On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Ewhawon, then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Gangwondo Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chuncheon day trip planning website.

You can drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. In April, daytime highs in Chuncheon are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Ewhawon
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Jade Garden Natural Arboretum ©
Jade Garden Natural Arboretum

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get outside with Ulsanbawi Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, head outdoors with Osaek Jujeongol Valley, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baekdamsa Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sokcho sightseeing site.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Baekdamsa Temple, Osaek Jujeongol Valley, Cheonjin Beach
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley
Baekdamsa Temple ©
Baekdamsa 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.
On the 11th (Sat), get curious at Silla Arts And Science Museum, then steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Ulsan Daegok Museum, then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Gyeongju trip planner.

Drive from Sokcho to Gyeongju in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

4
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, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Bokcheon Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Busan planner.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in April: highs in Busan hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Suncheon.

Things to do in Busan

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Suncheon side-trips: Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun) and Gurye-gun (Hwaeomsa Temple & Saseongam Temple 四聖庵). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Songgwangsa Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, and make a trip to Suncheon Open Film Set.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Suncheon road trip site.

Traveling by car from Busan to Suncheon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Busan in April since evenings lows in Suncheon dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gurye-gun, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
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Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 ©
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵

6
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 (Gwangchigi Beach, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and step off the mainland to explore Udo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jeju vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Suncheon to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Udo ©
Udo

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