32 days in South Korea Itinerary

32 days in South Korea Itinerary

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32 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Jeju
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Damyang-gun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Boseong-gun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Namhae-gun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Tongyeong
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Busan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Danyang-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Seoul
— 6 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h 30 min
End: Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

3
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort and Songaksan Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Genius Loci, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road), enjoy the sand and surf at Sehwa Beach, stroll around Jeju April 3rd Peace Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jeju sightseeing planner.

Beijing, China to Jeju is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beijing to Jeju. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Damyang-gun.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:
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Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach ©
Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach
Songaksan Mountain ©
Songaksan Mountain
Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road) ©
Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road)

3
nights
Damyang-gun

Damyang-gun ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Damyang Juknokwon and Naejangsan National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Damyang-gun: Namwon (Gwanghallu & Namwon Confucian School), Imsil Cheese Theme Park (in Imsil-gun) and Hwaeomsa Temple (in Gurye-gun).

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Damyang-gun online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jeju to Damyang-gun. In February, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Boseong-gun.

Things to do in Damyang-gun

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gochang-gun, Namwon, Naejangsan National Park, Hwaeomsa Temple, Imsil Cheese Theme Park
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
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Naejangsan National Park ©
Naejangsan National Park
Damyang Juknokwon ©
Damyang Juknokwon
Korea Bamboo Museum ©
Korea Bamboo Museum

3
nights
Boseong-gun

Boseong-gun ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon and Hamel Ginyeomgwan. Venture out of the city with trips to Ssanggyesa Temple (in Jindo-gun), Gangjin-gun (Jeolla Naval Fortress Site, Muwisa Temple, & more) and Goheung-gun (Geogeum Bridge & Dadohae National Park).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Boseong-gun online holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Damyang-gun to Boseong-gun with the Route module. In February, daytime highs in Boseong-gun are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Namhae-gun.

Things to do in Boseong-gun

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gangjin-gun, Goheung-gun, The Museum of Guojok-Walnut, Jindo Ssanggyesa Temple
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
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Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Jindo Ssanggyesa Temple ©
Jindo Ssanggyesa Temple

3
nights
Namhae-gun

Namhae-gun ©
Explore hidden gems such as Jinjuseong and German Village. Get out of town with these interesting Namhae-gun side-trips: Sacheon (KAI Aerospace Museum & Dasolsa Temple), Choe Champandaek (in Hadong-gun) and Gwangyang Maehwa Village (in Gwangyang).

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Namhae-gun trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boseong-gun to Namhae-gun. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Boseong-gun in February, with highs in Namhae-gun at 13°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tongyeong.

Things to do in Namhae-gun

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sacheon, Choe Champandaek, Hallyeohaesang National Park, Jinjuseong, Gwangyang Maehwa Village
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Hallyeohaesang National Park ©
Hallyeohaesang National Park
Jinjuseong ©
Jinjuseong
Boriam Temple ©
Boriam Temple

3
nights
Tongyeong

Tongyeong ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mireuksan Mountain and Seopilang Gongwon. Get out of town with these interesting Tongyeong side-trips: Geoje (Oedo Botania, Gonggoji, & more) and Sangjongam County Park (in Goseong-gun).

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tongyeong road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Namhae-gun to Tongyeong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tongyeong are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Tongyeong

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Geoje, Sangjongam County Park
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:
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Oedo Botania ©
Oedo Botania
Mireuksan Mountain ©
Mireuksan Mountain
Sangjongam County Park ©
Sangjongam County Park

4
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Igidae Park and Songdo Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Tongdosa Temple (in Yangsan), Ganjeolgot (in Ulsan) and Changwon (Yeojwacheon Stream, Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road, & more). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, stroll around Amnam Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwangalli Beach.

Find out how to plan Busan trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Tongyeong to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tongyeong in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Busan, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Changwon, Gimhae, Tongdosa Temple, Ganjeolgot
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
Igidae Park ©
Igidae Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Anapji Pond and Oksan Seowon. Change things up with these side-trips from Gyeongju: Pohang (Bogyungsa Temple & Statue of Peace) and Ulsan (Taehwa River Grand Park, Taehwa River Seepri Bamboo Grove, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, steep yourself in history at Seokguram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golgulsa Temple, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gyeongju National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Busan in February, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Danyang-gun.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ulsan, Pohang
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:
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Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple

1
night
Danyang-gun

Danyang-gun ©
On the 3rd (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Mancheonha Skywalk, then admire the landmark architecture of Oksun Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Guinsa Temple, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Gosu Cave.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Danyang-gun online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gyeongju to Danyang-gun. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Danyang-gun

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:
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Gosu Cave ©
Gosu Cave
Mancheonha Skywalk ©
Mancheonha Skywalk
Guinsa Temple ©
Guinsa Temple

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lotte Department Store Main as well as Myeongdong Shopping Street. Step off the beaten path and head to Everland and Ewha Womans University. Venture out of the city with trips to Songdo Central Park (in Incheon) and The Garden of Morning Calm (in Gapyeong-gun). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, make a trip to Gwanghwamun Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Changgyeonggung Palace.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seoul online journey builder .

Explore your travel options from Danyang-gun to Seoul with the Route module. March in Seoul sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Everland, Songdo Central Park, The Garden of Morning Calm
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Food Tours
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

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