49 days in South Korea Itinerary

49 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip itinerary planner

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Seoul
— 9 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 4 nights
Bus to Gangneung Station, Train to Andong
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Andong
— 4 nights
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Daejeon
— 5 nights
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Mokpo
— 4 nights
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Hadong-gun
— 3 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Busan
— 4 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
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Seoul

— 9 nights
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.
Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Marketfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Bukhansan National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Ilsan Lake Park (in Goyang), Korea National Arboretum (in Pocheon) and Mulhyanggi Arboretum (in Osan). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, walk around Namsan Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hwaseong Fortress.

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Billum, Denmark to Seoul is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Billum to Seoul is 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Billum in April: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 4:

Chuncheon

— 2 nights
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
On the 5th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, then head off the coast to Nami Island, and then get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): stop by Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chuncheon holiday planner.

Getting from Seoul to Chuncheon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Sokcho

— 4 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Escape the urban bustle at Seoraksan National Park and Ulsanbawi Rock. Get out of town with these interesting Sokcho side-trips: Naksansa Temple (in Yangyang-gun) and Gyeongpo Beach (in Gangneung). There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, hunt for treasures at Sokcho Central Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Biryong Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sokcho road trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

Andong

— 4 nights

Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture

Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Escape the urban bustle at Juwangsan National Park and Mt. Chungryang Hiking trails. Go for a jaunt from Andong to Yeongju to see Buseoksa Temple about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, and take in the views from Weolyeonggyo Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Andong online vacation planner.

Getting from Sokcho to Andong by combination of bus and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Daejeon.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

Daejeon

— 5 nights
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Step out of the city life by going to Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath and Hanbat Arboretum. Explore Daejeon's surroundings by going to Gunsan (Dongguksa Temple & Eunpa Lake Park), Jeonju (Jeonju Hanok Village & Nambu Market) and Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress (in Gongju). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maninsan Mountain, see the sky in a new way at Daejeon Observatory, contemplate the long history of Busosanseong Fortress, and meet the residents at Daejeon O-World.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Daejeon trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Andong to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Andong in May: highs in Daejeon hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Mokpo.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 20:

Mokpo

— 4 nights
Mokpo is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, located at the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula, close to Yudal mountain. Escape the urban bustle at Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon and Wolchulsan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mokpo Natural History Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Yudal Mountain, explore the striking landscape at Gatbawi Rock, and take in the views from Mokpo Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mokpo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Daejeon to Mokpo with the Route module. Traveling from Daejeon in May, you will find days in Mokpo are cooler (11°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Hadong-gun.

Things to do in Mokpo

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Hadong-gun

— 3 nights
Take a break from Hadong-gun with a short trip to Hwaeomsa Temple in Gurye-gun, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Jirisan National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hadong-gun trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mokpo to Hadong-gun. Traveling from Mokpo in May, expect Hadong-gun to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Hadong-gun

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Gyeongju

— 6 nights

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Step out of the city life by going to Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond and Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Ulsan Grand Park (in Ulsan) and Seomun Market (in Daegu). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Gyeongju National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory, and examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju online route maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hadong-gun to Gyeongju. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:

Busan

— 4 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Do your shopping at Jagalchi Market and Gwangbokro Culture and Fashion street. Escape the urban bustle at Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Yongdusan Park, make a trip to BIFF Square, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and see the interesting displays at Trick Eye Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Busan trip app.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in June: highs in Busan hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 5 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Seongsan Ilchulbong. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Jeongbang Waterfall, Cheonjiyeon Falls, &more). There's much more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, head off the coast to Udo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Dongmun Market.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju online trip planner.

Getting from Busan to Jeju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:

South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.