27 days in South Korea Itinerary

27 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Joplin
Fly:  26 h
1
Busan
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h
3
Seoul
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Icheon
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Chuncheon
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Sokcho
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Joplin

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kids will enjoy Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Yangsan (Hongnyongsa & Beopgi Fountainhead) and Changwon (Paryongsan Doltab & Yeojwacheon Stream). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, get outside with Songjeong Beach, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Busan online driving holiday planner.

Joplin, USA to Busan is an approximately 26- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Joplin to Busan. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yangsan, Changwon
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach

6
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Attractions like Hamdeok Beach and Gwakji Gwamul Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, take in the awesome beauty at Saebyeol Oreum, get outside with Jeju Tourist Horse Riding, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jeju travel route builder site.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

6
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.
Attractions like Namsan Park and Everland make great kid-friendly stops. When in Seoul, make a side trip to see Korean Folk Village in Yongin, approximately Yongin away. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Myeongdong Shopping Street, stop by Insadong, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seoul online route builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Jeju to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daytime highs in Seoul are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Icheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Yongin
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Korean Folk Village ©
Korean Folk Village

1
night
Icheon

Icheon
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): visit Icheon Ceramics Village and then cool off at Icheon Termeden.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Icheon online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seoul to Icheon. In June in Icheon, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Icheon

Theme Parks Spas Neighborhoods
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, head off the coast to Nami Island, and then get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chuncheon trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Icheon to Chuncheon with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Gangchon Rail Park ©
Gangchon Rail Park
Jade Garden Natural Arboretum ©
Jade Garden Natural Arboretum

3
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Seorak Waterpia and Cheonjin Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Osaek Jujeongol Valley (in Yangyang-gun) and Songjiho Beach (in Goseong-gun). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, get outside with Ulsanbawi Rock, kick back and relax at Bongpo Beach, and take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sokcho online road trip planner.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Goseong-gun, Osaek Jujeongol Valley
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Biryong Falls ©
Biryong Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, then steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gyeongju National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gyeongju day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Gyeongju takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. June in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Gyeongju National Park ©
Gyeongju National Park
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple

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