30 days in South Korea Itinerary

30 days in South Korea Itinerary

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30 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly:  29​h
1
Seoul
— 6 nights
2
Andong
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Gyeongju
— 4 nights
4
Busan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Changnyeong-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Gurye-gun
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Accra

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.
Shop till you drop at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Creative Life Store KEY. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Deoksugung will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, make a trip to Insadong, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul tour planner .

Accra, Ghana to Seoul is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Accra to Seoul. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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.
Popular historic sites such as Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Bongjeongsa are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Buseoksa Temple and Hahoe Mask Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Andong: Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Sosuseowon Confucian School (in Yeongju) and Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram) (in Gunwi-gun). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Juwangsan National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gounsa Temple, and examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Andong itinerary planner.

Drive from Seoul to Andong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Andong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yeongju, Gounsa Temple, Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, Cheongnyangsa Temple, Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram)
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Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple

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.
Visit Bulguksa Temple and Donghwasa for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Seokguram and Eunhaesa Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Gyeongju: Seomun Market (in Daegu) and Ulsan (Ulsan Petroglyph Museum & Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, steep yourself in history at Oksan Seowon, contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, and see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gyeongju trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Andong to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Daegu, Ulsan, Eunhaesa Temple
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Appreciate the collections at Busan Museum and Miryang City Museum. Do your shopping at Jagalchi Market and Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Bokcheon Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan trip planner .

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gyeongju in August, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Changnyeong-gun.

Things to do in Busan

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Miryang City Museum
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Busan Museum ©
Busan Museum
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple

1
night
Changnyeong-gun

Changnyeong-gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Changnyeong Museum, then explore the ancient world of Changnyeong Shilla Jinheungwang Cheokgyeongbi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Upo Wetland, and finally don't miss a visit to Kanryongsa.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Changnyeong-gun sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Busan to Changnyeong-gun. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gurye-gun.

Things to do in Changnyeong-gun

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Upo Wetland ©
Upo Wetland

2
nights
Gurye-gun

Gurye-gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hwaeomsa Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ssanggyesa Temple, and finally hunt for treasures at Hwagae Market. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taeansa Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Namwon Manboksaji, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gwanghallu, and finally don't miss a visit to Gyoryong Sanseong.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gurye-gun route builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Changnyeong-gun to Gurye-gun. When traveling from Changnyeong-gun in August, plan for little chillier days in Gurye-gun, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gurye-gun

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Namwon, Hadong-gun, Taeansa Temple
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Gwanghallu ©
Gwanghallu
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 ©
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵
Ssanggyesa Temple ©
Ssanggyesa Temple

6
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gwaneumsa Temple and Bulsari Tapsa Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and Hallim Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (O'Sulloc Tea Museum & Seongsan Ilchulbong). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Geomunoreum, stroll through Hamdeok Beach, view the masterpieces at The Islander, and identify plant and animal life at Sangumburi Crater.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gurye-gun to Jeju. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Geomunoreum ©
Geomunoreum
O’sulloc Tea Museum ©
O’sulloc Tea Museum
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

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