40 days in South Korea Itinerary

40 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Pocheon
— 1 day
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Icheon
— 2 nights
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Boeun-gun
— 1 night
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Daejeon
— 2 nights
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Daegu
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 3 nights
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Jeju
— 3 nights
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Seogwipo
— 3 nights
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Incheon
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 16 nights
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Samcheok
— 1 night
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 3 nights

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Pocheon

Pocheon ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Herb Island. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Bidulginang Waterfalls, then examine the collection at Hangaone (Hangwa Culture Museum), then admire the natural beauty at Korea National Arboretum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Herb Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pocheon travel planner.

Seoul to Pocheon is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Icheon.

Things to do in Pocheon

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Garden
Herb Island
3.7

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Icheon

Icheon ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Icheon World Ceramics Center and then take an in-depth tour of Icheon City Museum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Icheon online holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pocheon to Icheon. In May, daily temperatures in Icheon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Boeun-gun.

Things to do in Icheon

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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History Museum
Icheon City Museum
3.4
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Factory Outlet
Yeoju Premium Outlets
3.9
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Religious Site
Silleuksa Temple
4.1

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Boeun-gun

Boeun-gun ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Songnisan National Park. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Songnisan National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Boeun-gun online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Icheon to Boeun-gun. Traveling from Icheon in May, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Boeun-gun. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Daejeon.

Things to do in Boeun-gun

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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National Park
Songnisan National Park
4.7
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World heritage site
Beopjusa Temple
4.5

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Daejeon

Daejeon
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Daejeon Museum of Art and then get in on the family fun at Expo Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanbat Arboretum, examine the collection at Currency Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Geological Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, then see the interesting displays at Buyeo National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Busosanseong Fortress.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Daejeon trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boeun-gun to Daejeon. In May, daytime highs in Daejeon are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Daegu.

Things to do in Daejeon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Buyeo National Museum
4.4
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Specialty Museum
Currency Museum
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Gongju National Museum
4.5

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Daegu

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hyundai Department Store Daegu. On the 16th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Sanghwa Yi's Old House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Donghwasa, see the interesting displays at Daegu Safety Theme Park, contemplate the long history of Haeinsa, then identify plant and animal life at Upo Wetland, then get engrossed in the history at Daegu Cultural and Arts Hall History of Soil Hall, and finally hunt for treasures at Seomun Market.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Daegu road trip site.

You can take a train from Daejeon to Daegu in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Daejeon in May, Daegu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Daegu

Side Trips

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Art Museum
Daegu Art Museum
4.5
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Wildlife Area
Upo Wetland
4.4
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World heritage site
Haeinsa
4.5

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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Haedong Yonggung Temple and Busan Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Haeundae Beach and Songdo Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Gimhae (Gimhae Folk Museum & Gimhae National Museum). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, get your game on at Hanbotche Experience Exhibit Hall, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery Mare.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Busan road trip site.

You can drive from Daegu to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Daegu in May, you will find days in Busan are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

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Must see
Haeundae Beach
4.3

3
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Jeju

Jeju ©

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You've added Jeju Olle Trail Routes, Hallasan, Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, and other attractions to your itinerary. The Islander and Black Pork Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Saryeoni Forest Path and Dongmun Market. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Yongduam Rock.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip planner.

Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Hiking Trail
Jeju Olle Trail Routes
4.5

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Seogwipo

Seogwipo
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sanbangsan Mountain as well as Innisfree Jeju House. Get outdoors at Seongsan Ilchulbong and Jeju 1100 Altitude Wetland. Get a sense of the local culture at O’sulloc Tea Museum and Bonte Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Jeongbang Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Camellia Hill, see the interesting displays at Teddy Bear Museum Jeju, and take in the dramatic natural features at Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seogwipo trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Jeju to Seogwipo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Incheon.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches
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Mountain
Sanbangsan Mountain
4.2
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World heritage site
Seongsan Ilchulbong
4.6
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Specialty Museum
O’sulloc Tea Museum
3.5

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Incheon

Incheon ©
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Songwol-dong Fairytale Village, appreciate the history behind The Memorial Hall for Incheon Landing Operation, get some fabulous bargains at Hyundai Premium Outlet Songdo, then stroll around Songdo Central Park, then make a trip to Chinatown, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Bupyeong Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Incheon road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seogwipo to Incheon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and subway. In May in Incheon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Incheon

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.
You've added Ewha Womans University, Lotte World Tower & Mall, Myeongdong Underground Shopping Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Cheonggyecheon Stream and Ilsan Lake Park. You'll explore and learn at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Gwacheon (Cheonggyesan Mountain & MMCA - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea) and Gwanggyosan Mountain (in Suwon). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, don't miss a visit to Insadong, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul online holiday planner.

Seoul is just a stone's throw from Incheon. In May, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Samcheok.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Must see
Insadong
4.1

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Samcheok

Samcheok ©
On the 15th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Haesindang Park, don't miss a visit to Jangho Port, then get outside with Samcheok Ocean Railbike, then head outdoors with Yonghwa Beach, and finally make a trip to Jukseoru Pavilion.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Samcheok trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seoul to Samcheok. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Samcheok

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Outdoor Activity
Samcheok Ocean Railbike
4.1

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Pyeongchang-gun

Pyeongchang-gun ©
A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
You've now added Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch and then see the interesting displays at Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of life in the country at Daegwanryeong Yangtte Ranch, wander the wide-open spaces of Daegwanryeong Samyang Ranch, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Woljeongsa Temple, then stroll through Herb Nara Nongwon, then fly down the slopes at Phoenix Snow Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Park Kyongni Literature Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pyeongchang-gun road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Samcheok to Pyeongchang-gun. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Parks · Nature · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Ski Area
Phoenix Snow Park
3.6
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Cave
Gosu Cave
3.8
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Specialty Museum
Byeolmaro Observatory
4.6

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