26 days in South Korea Itinerary

26 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 4 nights
2
Sokcho
— 3 nights
3
Jeongseon-gun
— 1 night
4
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
5
Busan
— 4 nights
6
Yeosu
— 1 night
7
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 8 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gwanghwamun Gate and Banpo Hangang Park. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Marketfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in July, with highs in Seoul at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Namdaemun Market ©
Namdaemun Market

3
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Step off the beaten path and head to Naksansa Temple and Ulsanbawi Rock. Change things up with a short trip to Baekdamsa Temple in Inje-gun (about 50 minutes away). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Sokcho Jungang Market and make a splash at Seorak Waterpia.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sokcho trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jeongseon-gun.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baekdamsa Temple, Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Sokcho Jungang Market ©
Sokcho Jungang Market
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

1
night
Jeongseon-gun

Jeongseon-gun ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Hwaam Cave, thenstroll through Jeongseon Ararichon, and then hunt for treasures at Jeongseon 5-day Market.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Jeongseon-gun trip website.

Explore your travel options from Sokcho to Jeongseon-gun with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Jeongseon-gun

Parks Shopping Nature
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Hwaam Cave ©
Hwaam Cave

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daewangam Park and California Beach. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb, contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seokguram, and examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

Plan my day in Gyeongju using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Jeongseon-gun to Gyeongju with the Route module. July in Gyeongju sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Daewangam Park
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Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Daewangam Park ©
Daewangam Park
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Do your shopping at Jagalchi Market and Shinsegae Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Gwangandaegyo Bridge and Songdo Beach. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, walk around Yongdusan Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Busan journey website.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Busan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yeosu.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Jagalchi Market ©
Jagalchi Market

1
night
Yeosu

Yeosu ©
A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): head off the coast to Odongdo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hyangiram Hermitage, and then appreciate the history behind Statue of Peace.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yeosu trip planner.

Drive from Busan to Yeosu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in July, expect nights in Yeosu to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Yeosu

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Odongdo ©
Odongdo
Hyangiram Hermitage ©
Hyangiram Hermitage

8
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hamdeok Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Yakchunsa Temple, Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, walk around Dolharbang Park, take an in-depth tour of Jeju Chusagwan, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jeju trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yeosu to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spirited Garden ©
Spirited Garden

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