60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 13 nights
Fly
2
Cheongju
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Daejeon
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Namhae-gun
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Busan
— 8 nights
Drive
6
Gyeongju
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Andong
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Pyeongchang-gun
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Yangyang-gun
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Chuncheon
— 4 nights
Drive
11
Seoul
— 10 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Jeju, Jeju Island

— 13 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, O’sulloc Tea Museum, &more). Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Udo, take in the pleasant sights at Handam Coastal Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, and Head underground at Manjanggul Cave.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju online tour planner.

Valletta, Malta to Jeju is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Valletta to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cheongju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 10:

Cheongju

— 3 nights
Cheongju is the capital and largest city of North Chungcheong Province in South Korea.HistoryCheongju has been an important provincial town since ancient times.During Hideyoshi's Invasions of Korea, Cheongju was the site of the Battle of Chongju, during which the Korean forces re-took the city from the Japanese forces in an important early victory.The government of the province relocated here from Chungju in 1908.The opening of the Chungbuk-line in 1926 sparked regional development. Change things up with these side-trips from Cheongju: Anseong Namsadang Training Center (in Anseong) and Beopjusa Temple (in Boeun-gun). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sangdangsanseong Fortress, explore the engaging exhibits at Cheongju National Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dugguhbi Saengtae Munhwagwan.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cheongju trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Jeju to Cheongju with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Cheongju are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Daejeon.

Things to do in Cheongju

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Daejeon

— 5 nights
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Get out of town with these interesting Daejeon side-trips: Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun), Jeonju Hanok Village (in Jeonju) and Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest, pause for some photo ops at Wolmyeongdong, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, and examine the collection at Currency Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Daejeon trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cheongju to Daejeon. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Namhae-gun.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:

Namhae-gun

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Namhae Pyeonbaek Recreational Forest and then make a trip to Boriam Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hallyeohaesang National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Namhae-gun road trip planning website.

Getting from Daejeon to Namhae-gun by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Daejeon in April, expect much warmer with lows of 22°C in Namhae-gun. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Namhae-gun

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Busan

— 8 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Changwon (Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road & Yeojwacheon Stream). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, make a trip to Nakdong Estuary Eco Center, and wander the streets of Busan Gamcheon Culture Village.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Busan trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Namhae-gun to Busan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Namhae-gun in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Busan, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 28:

Gyeongju

— 5 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.
Explore Gyeongju's surroundings by going to Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon), Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan) and Daegu (Donghwasa & Seomun Market). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, see the interesting displays at Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, contemplate the long history of Seokguram, and explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip planner.

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Busan, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:

Andong

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Yeongju (Sosuseowon Confucian Academy & Buseoksa Temple) and Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun). It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Andong road trip planning website.

Getting from Gyeongju to Andong by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Andong sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Pyeongchang-gun

— 3 nights
A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pyeongchang-gun: Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju) and Aqua World (in Danyang-gun). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Woljeongsa Temple, meet the residents at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, and see the interesting displays at Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyeongchang-gun trip planner.

You can drive from Andong to Pyeongchang-gun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yangyang-gun.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

Yangyang-gun

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple and then make a trip to Hajodae. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Baekdamsa Temple and then get outside with Osaek Jujeongol Valley.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yangyang-gun holiday maker site.

Getting from Pyeongchang-gun to Yangyang-gun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Yangyang-gun

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Chuncheon

— 4 nights
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: Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon (in Pocheon) and JaeIn Waterfall (in Yeoncheon-gun). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Nami Island, see the interesting displays at Chuncheon Art Gallery, take in the natural beauty of World Oncheon, and walk around Jade Garden Natural Arboretum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Yangyang-gun to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Chuncheon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Seoul

— 10 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.
Change things up with a short trip to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seoul road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Seoul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In May in Seoul, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 25:

South Korea travel guide

4.2
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.