32 days in South Korea Itinerary

32 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  20 h
1
Seoul
— 11 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Jeonju
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Busan
— 7 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Jeju
— 6 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Indianapolis

11
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.
Do your shopping at Times Square Mall and Kukje Gallery. Let the collections at Trickeye Museum Seoul and National Folk Museum of Korea capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Singu Daehak Arboretum (in Seongnam), Rha Hye Suk St. (in Suwon) and Mulhyanggi Arboretum (in Osan). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Seoul Museum of History, make a trip to Bongeunsa Temple, gain insight at Seodaemun Prison History Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Myeong-dong Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip maker app.

Indianapolis, USA to Seoul is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Seoul due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Seoul are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jeonju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Siheung, Singu Daehak Arboretum, Rha Hye Suk St., Mulhyanggi Arboretum, Bucheon Botanical Garden
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Seoul Museum of History ©
Seoul Museum of History
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

6
nights
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Buyeo Seogo and Somri Munhwa Yesul Hoegwan. Popular historic sites such as Gyeonggijeon Shrine and Jeonjuhyanggyo Confucian School are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeonju: Wanggung Five-story Stone Pagoda (in Iksan), Gunsan (Eunpa Lake Park, Jeong Gallery, &more) and Daejeon (Daedeok Science Cultural Center, Seongsajinggwan, &more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Jeonju Crafts Exhibition Hall, make a trip to Jeonju Fan Culture Center, see the interesting displays at Wanpanbon, and explore the world behind art at Chonbuk National University Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jeonju road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seoul to Jeonju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Jeonju can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Jeonju

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daejeon, Gunsan, Iksan, Buyeo-gun
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Jeonju Fan Culture Center ©
Jeonju Fan Culture Center
Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Jeondong Catholic Church ©
Jeondong Catholic Church

7
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Yeojwacheon Stream and Gyeongju National Museum. Get some historical perspective at Gyeongju Historic Area and Gyeongju Hyanggyo Confucian School. Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Changwon (Jinhaesiripbangmulgwan & Paryongsan Doltab) and Gyeongju (석빙고(Seokbinggo Ice Storage House), Cheonmachong Tomb, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Tower Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Doshi Galery, and kick back and relax at Dadaepo Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Busan driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Jeonju to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Gyeongju, Changwon
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Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area

6
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Escape the urban bustle at Dongmun Market and Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff. Explore hidden gems such as Hyeopjae Beach and Yongmeori Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Pyoseon Haevichi Beach, Seopjikoji, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Bijarim Forest, get outside with Hamdeok Beach, admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, and take in the views from Seonim Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jeju trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Yongmeori Beach ©
Yongmeori Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach

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