60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 7 nights
2
Sokcho
— 5 nights
3
Yeongju
— 2 nights
4
Mungyeong
— 1 night
5
Daejeon
— 5 nights
6
Gyeongju
— 5 nights
7
Busan
— 7 nights
8
Jinju
— 1 night
9
Yeosu
— 3 nights
10
Gwangju
— 6 nights
11
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 16 nights

7
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.
Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Seoul is 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Muscat in July: high temperatures in Seoul hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong

5
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sokcho: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple, Namae Port, &more) and Woljeongsa (in Pyeongchang-gun). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's lots more to do: cool off at Seorak Waterpia, hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, kick back and relax at Cheonjin Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinheungsa Temple.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sokcho trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yeongju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Cheonjin Beach, Baekdamsa Temple, Woljeongsa
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Woljeongsa
Woljeongsa

2
nights
Yeongju

Yeongju ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buseoksa Temple and then contemplate the long history of Sosuseowon Confucian School. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Mt. Chungryang Hiking trails and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongnyangsa Temple.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yeongju road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sokcho to Yeongju. In August, daily temperatures in Yeongju can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Mungyeong.

Things to do in Yeongju

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bonghwa-gun
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Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple
Sosuseowon Confucian School ©
Sosuseowon Confucian School

1
night
Mungyeong

Mungyeong ©
On the 15th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Buljung Natural Recreation Forest, stroll around Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, and then don't miss a visit to Mungyeongsaejae KBS Drama Studio.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mungyeong online attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Yeongju to Mungyeong with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Mungyeong are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Daejeon.

Things to do in Mungyeong

Parks Nature
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Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park ©
Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park

5
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Explore Daejeon's surroundings by going to Gongju (Gapsa temple, Gongsanseong, &more), Cheongju (Cheongnamdae & Cheongju National Museum) and Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun). There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Spring, explore the world behind art at Lee Ungno Museum, snap pictures at Mokcheokgyo Bridge, and look and learn at Daejeon Observatory.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Daejeon route maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mungyeong to Daejeon. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daejeon

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gongju, Cheongju, Gwanchoksa Temple, Buyeo National Museum
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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Currency Museum ©
Currency Museum
Yuseong Hot Spring ©
Yuseong Hot Spring
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum

5
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: Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun), Gyeongsan (Gatbawi & Yeungnam University Love Road) and Daegu (Donghwasa, Sanghwa Yi's Old House, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, pause for some photo ops at Royal Tomb of King Jinpyeong, contemplate the long history of Seokguram, and cool off at California Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Daejeon to Gyeongju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Daejeon in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Daegu, Gyeongsan, Juwangsan National Park
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park

7
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, see the interesting displays at Busan Museum, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Busan journey tool.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in August, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Jinju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

1
night
Jinju

Jinju ©
Jinju is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Geumhoji, take a peaceful walk through Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum, and then contemplate the long history of Jinjuseong.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jinju trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Busan to Jinju. Traveling from Busan in September, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Jinju. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yeosu.

Things to do in Jinju

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Jinjuseong ©
Jinjuseong

3
nights
Yeosu

Yeosu ©
A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
Explore Yeosu's surroundings by going to Namhae-gun (Namhae Pyeonbaek Recreational Forest & Boriam Temple) and Suncheon (Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, Seonamsa Temple, &more). It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Odongdo and take an in-depth tour of Geobukseon Mohyeong Cheheomjang.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yeosu trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Jinju to Yeosu with the Route module. September in Yeosu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gwangju.

Things to do in Yeosu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Suncheon, Namhae-gun
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Nagan Eupseong Folk Village ©
Nagan Eupseong Folk Village
Odongdo ©
Odongdo
Boriam Temple ©
Boriam Temple

6
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Get out of town with these interesting Gwangju side-trips: Songgwangsa Temple (in Suncheon), Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun) and Boseong-gun (Street of Memories - Deungnyang Station & Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, see the interesting displays at Mokpo Natural History Museum, and head outdoors with Soswaewon.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gwangju journey planner.

Drive from Yeosu to Gwangju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gwangju

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mokpo, Boseong-gun, Gurye-gun, Soswaewon, Songgwangsa Temple
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Mudeungsan National Park ©
Mudeungsan National Park
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple

16
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Gasiri Wind Power Plant, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Hamdeok Beach, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, head off the coast to Udo, and admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jeju route planner.

Getting from Gwangju to Jeju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Gwangju in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Jeju, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Jeju Island, Seogwipo
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 27:
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Gwakji Gwamul Beach ©
Gwakji Gwamul Beach

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