37 days in South Korea Itinerary

37 days in South Korea Itinerary

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37 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Seoul
1
Seoul
— 23 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Jeju
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Seogwipo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Incheon
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Pohang
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Seoul

23
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 Cookin' NANTA (Myeongdong), This is KOREA Tours and Janet's Cooking Studio & Seoul Food Tour. Escape the urban bustle at Cheonggyecheon Stream and Muuido Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Trickeye Museum Seoul and Hangang Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Cheongpyeong Lake (in Gapyeong-gun), Nami Island (in Chuncheon) and Icheon Termeden (in Icheon). The adventure continues: make a trip to Myeongdong Shopping Street, stroll through Changdeokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and identify plant and animal life at Bucheon Sikmulwon.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513). In June in Seoul, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paju, Incheon, Cheongpyeong Lake, Bucheon Botanical Garden, Gwangmyeong Cave
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N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Insadong ©
Insadong

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Gwangalli Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Busan and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Seoul to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Busan sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Neighborhoods Outdoors Beaches
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Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Trick Eye Museum ©
Trick Eye Museum

3
nights
Jeju

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Zipline Jeju has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Dongmun Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Songaksan Mountain and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jeju Stone Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jeju road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Jeju

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Songaksan Mountain
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Songaksan Mountain ©
Songaksan Mountain
Jeju Stone Park ©
Jeju Stone Park
Dongmun Market ©
Dongmun Market

2
nights
Seogwipo

Seogwipo ©
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Hwangwooji Coast and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanbanggulsa Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, explore the world behind art at Bonte Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Jeju 1100 Altitude Wetland.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seogwipo day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Jeju to Seogwipo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Incheon.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Gwangchigi Beach ©
Gwangchigi Beach
Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff ©
Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong

3
nights
Incheon

Incheon ©
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Sinpo Market, don't miss a visit to Songwol-dong Fairytale Village, then kick back and relax at Eurwangni Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dapdong Cathedral of St. Paul.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Incheon day trip planning tool .

Getting from Seogwipo to Incheon by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and subway. In July in Incheon, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Pohang.

Things to do in Incheon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ansan Reed Wetland
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Eurwangni Beach ©
Eurwangni Beach
Songwol-dong Fairytale Village ©
Songwol-dong Fairytale Village
Sinpo International Market ©
Sinpo International Market

3
nights
Pohang

Pohang ©
Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and a main seaport in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Yangdong Folk Village. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, and then hunt for treasures at Jukdo Market.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pohang trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Incheon to Pohang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Pohang are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Pohang

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gyeongju
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Gyeongju National Park ©
Gyeongju National Park
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Yangdong Folk Village ©
Yangdong Folk Village

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