41 days in South Korea Itinerary

41 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seoul
1
Seoul
— 29 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Busan
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  3 h
5
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
6
Boeun-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
End: Seoul

29
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Nami Island (in Chuncheon), Paju (DMZ Haemaru Village, The Third Tunnel, &more) and Korea National Arboretum (in Pocheon). categoryPhrases.sentence.Plan_for_a_day_of_cool_family_friendly_fun_on_the_day_at Icheon Termeden. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, stroll around Namsan Park, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Seoul road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Seoul. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Paju, Suwon, Incheon, Goyang, Icheon
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Insadong ©
Insadong

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, make a splash at Seorak Waterpia, then hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, and finally trek along Biryong Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sokcho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Biryong Falls ©
Biryong Falls

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): engage your brain at Silla Arts And Science Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then explore the activities along Anapji Pond.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sokcho to Gyeongju in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. In May in Gyeongju, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Silla Arts And Science Museum ©
Silla Arts And Science Museum

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Haeundae Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park, and get great views at Taejongdae.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Busan itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gyeongju in May, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

4
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Udo, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, head outdoors with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and view the masterpieces at The Islander.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju route 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boeun-gun.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Cheonjiyeon Falls ©
Cheonjiyeon Falls
Udo ©
Udo

1
night
Boeun-gun

Boeun-gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beopjusa Temple and then explore the striking landscape of Songnisan National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Boeun-gun online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jeju to Boeun-gun. May in Boeun-gun sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boeun-gun

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Songnisan National Park ©
Songnisan National Park
Beopjusa Temple ©
Beopjusa Temple

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