33 days in South Korea Itinerary

33 days in South Korea Itinerary

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33 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Busan
— 6 nights
3
Gyeongju
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Samcheok
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Sokcho
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Seoul
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

7
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jeju City Traditional Five Day Market and The Islander. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hamdeok Beach and Gwakji Gwamul Beach. Step out of Jeju to go to Seogwipo and see Seongsan Ilchulbong, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Halla Mountain, walk around Sarabong Park, stroll through Sehwa Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Udo.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Jeju trip itinerary maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Jeju is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

6
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
We've included these beaches for you: Haeundae Beach and Dadaepo Beach. Get outdoors at Gwangalli Beach and Oedo Botania. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, get great views at Taejongdae, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and stroll around Yongdusan Park.

Discover how to plan a Busan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Oedo Botania
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Juwangsan National Park and Jusanji Pond. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyeongju: Ulsan (Seoknamsa Temple & Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest) and Seomun Market (in Daegu). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple and explore the activities along Anapji Pond.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gyeongju trip planner .

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Samcheok.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ulsan, Cheongsong-gun, Seomun Market
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Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Seomun Market
Seomun Market
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond

3
nights
Samcheok

Samcheok ©
Get outdoors at Chuam Beach and Hwanseongul Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Taebaeksan Provincial Park (in Taebaek), Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun) and Mureung Valley (in Donghae).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Samcheok trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gyeongju to Samcheok. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sokcho.

Things to do in Samcheok

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Donghae, Taebaeksan Provincial Park, Jeongseon 5-day Market
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Chuam Beach ©
Chuam Beach
Mureung Valley ©
Mureung Valley
Hwanseongul Cave ©
Hwanseongul Cave

5
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Take a break from the city and head to Seoraksan National Park and Biryong Falls. Relax by the water at Gangmun Beach and Cheonjin Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sokcho side-trips: Bongpo Beach (in Goseong-gun), Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun) and Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple, Jujeongol, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Ulsanbawi Rock and witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sokcho trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Samcheok to Sokcho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Goseong-gun, Gangmun Beach, Baekdamsa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Jujeongol ©
Jujeongol

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Creative Life Store KEYfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, make a trip to Insadong, and take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Seoul, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Insadong ©
Insadong

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