4 days in Sokcho & Gangneung Itinerary

4 days in Sokcho & Gangneung Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seoul
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Sokcho
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Gangneung
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
End: Seoul

1
night
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park and then trek along Ulsanbawi Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sokcho Jungang Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple, and finally take a stroll through Abai Village.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sokcho trip itinerary maker site.

Seoul to Sokcho is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sokcho, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gangneung.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

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nights
Gangneung

Gangneung
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): head outdoors with Jeongdongjin Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa, and then take in the waterfront at Jumunjin Breakwater.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gangneung trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Sokcho to Gangneung by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Gangneung

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Woljeongsa
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Woljeongsa
Woljeongsa
Jeongdongjin Beach ©
Jeongdongjin Beach