60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 8 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Gwangju
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Daejeon
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Busan
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Gyeongju
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Andong
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Sokcho
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Chuncheon
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Seoul
— 8 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Toronto

8
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Halla Mountain, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, hike along Jeju Olle Trail Routes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, and kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jeju road trip app.

Toronto, Canada to Jeju is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Jeju is 14 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Island
Find places to stay May 2 — 10:
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Udo ©
Udo

6
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Explore Gwangju's surroundings by going to Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun), Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun) and Gochangeupseong Fortress (in Gochang-gun). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hwaeomsa Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Gwanghallu Pavilion, stroll around Peace Park, and get outside with Soswaewon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gwangju route builder.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Gwangju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. May in Gwangju sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Daejeon.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gurye-gun, Namwon, Suncheon, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, Soswaewon
Find places to stay May 10 — 16:
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Naesosa Temple ©
Naesosa Temple
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
Seonamsa Temple ©
Seonamsa Temple

6
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daejeon: Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun), Cheongju (Sangdangsanseong Fortress & Cheongnamdae) and Boeun-gun (Songnisan National Park & Beopjusa Temple). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Gongsanseong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gakwonsa Temple, snap pictures at Expo Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Currency Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Daejeon tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gwangju to Daejeon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gwangju in May, expect nights in Daejeon to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are much hotter, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gongju, Cheongju, Boeun-gun, Gwanchoksa Temple, Buyeo National Museum
Find places to stay May 16 — 22:
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Beopjusa Temple ©
Beopjusa Temple
Gongsanseong ©
Gongsanseong
Gwanchoksa Temple ©
Gwanchoksa Temple

7
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Haman-gun (Haman Lotus Theme Park & Ipgok County Park), Sebyeonggwan Hall (in Tongyeong) and Oedo Botania (in Geoje). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, stroll around Yongdusan Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple, and stop by Gamcheon Culture Village.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan road trip planning website.

Getting from Daejeon to Busan by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Daejeon in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Busan, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haman-gun, Sebyeonggwan Hall, Oedo Botania
Find places to stay May 22 — 29:
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gyeongju: Ulsan (Taehwagang National Garden & Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden), Daegu (Seomun Market, Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, &more) and Gyeongsan (Gatbawi & Bangokji). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, and explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip planning tool.

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Busan in May: highs in Gyeongju hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daegu, Ulsan, Gyeongsan
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Andong: Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun), Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun) and Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park (in Mungyeong). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Andong Hahoe Folk Village, Head underground at Gosu Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buseoksa Temple, and don't miss a visit to Guinsa Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Andong day trip planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Andong can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Danyang-gun, Yeongju, Juwangsan National Park, Cheongnyangsa Temple, Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:
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Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple

6
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: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Pyeongchang-gun (Sangwonsa & Woljeongsa) and Yangyang-gun (Osaek Jujeongol Valley, Naksansa Temple, &more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, contemplate the long history of Gyeongpodae, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and get curious at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sokcho day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Andong to Sokcho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Gangneung, Pyeongchang-gun, Baekdamsa Temple, Cheonjin Beach
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Woljeongsa
Woljeongsa

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chuncheon: Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju), Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun) and Pyeongchang-gun (Lee Hyo Seok Literature Forest, Phoenix Snow Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Nami Island, go from sight to sight with Soyang Lake, see the interesting displays at Gangwondo Forest Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon online route planner.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Chuncheon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pyeongchang-gun, Guryongsa Temple, Jeongseon 5-day Market
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Phoenix Snow Park ©
Phoenix Snow Park

8
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 Seoul's surroundings by going to Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon), DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Icheon Termeden (in Icheon). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, find something for the whole family at Lotte World, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Seoul fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Seoul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In June, daytime highs in Seoul are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, DMZ Haemaru Village, Icheon Termeden
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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