43 days in South Korea Itinerary

43 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Busan
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Gyeongju
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Andong
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Pyeongchang-gun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Sokcho
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Chuncheon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Seoul
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Daejeon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Suncheon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
10
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Sydney

5
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: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Busan online trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to Busan is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Busan. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get colder in Busan: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

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
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyeongju: Daegu (Sanghwa Yi's Old House, Seomun Market, &more) and Ulsan (Ulsan Daegok Museum, Seuldo Lighthouse, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, and examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gyeongju planning app.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Busan in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Daegu, Ulsan
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

4
nights
Andong

Andong ©
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Explore Andong's surroundings by going to Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park (in Mungyeong) and Buseoksa Temple (in Yeongju). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Juwangsan National Park.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Andong online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Gyeongju to Andong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cheongsong-gun, Cheongnyangsa Temple, Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, Buseoksa Temple
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park ©
Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple

3
nights
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Pyeongchang-gun: Danyang-gun (Aqua World, Gosu Cave, &more) and Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Woljeongsa, see the interesting displays at Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, and hit the slopes at Phoenix Snow Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Pyeongchang-gun trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Andong to Pyeongchang-gun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Danyang-gun, Jeongseon 5-day Market
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
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Gosu Cave ©
Gosu Cave
Woljeongsa
Woljeongsa
Aqua World ©
Aqua World

4
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sokcho: Yangyang-gun (Osaek Jujeongol Valley, Naksansa Temple, &more), Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun) and Gangneung (Sacheonjin Beach, Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, &more). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, visit a coastal fixture at Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sokcho trip tool.

Drive from Pyeongchang-gun to Sokcho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Gangneung, Cheonjin Beach, Baekdamsa Temple
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

3
nights
Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chuncheon: Gapyeong-gun (Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War & Cheongpyeong Lake) and Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon (in Pocheon). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, examine the collection at Gangwondo Forest Museum, admire the natural beauty at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, and get from here to there with Soyang Lake.

Start your trip to Chuncheon by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gapyeong-gun, Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon ©
Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon

5
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: Suwon (Janganmun Gate & Hwaseong Fortress). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongeunsa Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul day trip planning tool.

Getting from Chuncheon to Seoul by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a subway. In April, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Daejeon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Suwon
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Insadong ©
Insadong

4
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daejeon: Songnisan National Park (in Boeun-gun), Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun) and Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest (in Geumsan-gun). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Sangdangsanseong Fortress, take in the views from Expo Bridge, contemplate the long history of Cheongnamdae, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Spring.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Daejeon journey planning app.

Getting from Seoul to Daejeon by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Daejeon, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Suncheon.

Things to do in Daejeon

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cheongju, Nonsan, Songnisan National Park, Buyeo National Museum, Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Songnisan National Park ©
Songnisan National Park
Sangdangsanseong Fortress ©
Sangdangsanseong Fortress
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum

3
nights
Suncheon

Suncheon ©
Establishing a name for itself as "Korea's Ecological Capital," Suncheon sits nestled on the southwest coastline of the Korean peninsula, a haven of scenic beauty.
Explore Suncheon's surroundings by going to Ssanggyesa Temple (in Hadong-gun), Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun) and Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Hwaeomsa Temple). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Songgwangsa Temple and get to know the fascinating history of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Suncheon trip planner.

Drive from Daejeon to Suncheon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Daejeon in April, Suncheon is warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gurye-gun, Ssanggyesa Temple, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 ©
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵

6
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach & Seongsan Ilchulbong). The adventure continues: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, walk around Handam Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Jeju trip builder website.

Fly from Suncheon to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:
Highlights from your plan
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

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