30 days in South Korea Itinerary

30 days in South Korea Itinerary

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30 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Suncheon
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Busan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Gyeongju
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Andong
— 4 nights
Bus:  5 h 30 min
5
Sokcho
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
6
Seoul
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

7
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.
Explore Suncheon's surroundings by going to Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun), Boriam Temple (in Namhae-gun) and Gwangju (Mudeungsan National Park & Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Soswaewon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple, step into the grandiose world of Jinjuseong, and head off the coast to Odongdo.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Suncheon trip itinerary builder app .

Minneapolis, USA to Suncheon is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Minneapolis to Suncheon, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Suncheon, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gurye-gun, Namwon, Gwangju, Odongdo, Jinjuseong
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Nagan Eupseong Folk Village ©
Nagan Eupseong Folk Village
Mudeungsan National Park ©
Mudeungsan National Park
Gwanghallu Pavilion ©
Gwanghallu Pavilion

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
When in Busan, make a side trip to see Oedo Botania in Geoje, approximately 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Busan travel route site .

You can drive from Suncheon to Busan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Suncheon in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Oedo Botania
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Gatbawi (in Gyeongsan) and Daegu (Donghwasa & Seomun Market). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, make a trip to Daereungwon, and identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Gyeongju visit planner.

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Busan in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Daegu, Gatbawi
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Andong: Danyang-gun (Gosu Cave & Guinsa Temple) and Buseoksa Temple (in Yeongju). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School, take in the views from Wollyeongo Bridge, and take a stroll through Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon).

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Andong trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Gyeongju to Andong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Andong can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Danyang-gun, Buseoksa Temple
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple
Gosu Cave ©
Gosu Cave

4
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
When in Sokcho, make a side trip to see Naksansa Temple in Yangyang-gun, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Biryong Falls, and cool off at Seorak Waterpia.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sokcho trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Andong to Sokcho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cheonjin Beach, Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

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.
Go for a jaunt from Seoul to Paju to see DMZ Haemaru Village about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and make a trip to Myeongdong Shopping Street.

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Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Seoul are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

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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