60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sofia
Fly + Train:  18 h
1
Seoul
— 9 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Gangneung
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Yeongwol-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Andong
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Gyeongju
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Busan
— 9 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
8
Buyeo-gun
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
9
Haenam-gun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Gwangju
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Sofia

9
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.
Get some historical perspective at Janganmun Gate and Hwaseomun. Get some cultural insight at Hwahongmun Gate and Lotte World Folk Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Mulhyanggi Arboretum (in Osan), Yeoju-si (Silleuksa Temple, Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong, &more) and Geolleung (in Hwaseong). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Gugak Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sujongsa Temple, steep yourself in history at Yeonmudae (Dongjangdae), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Namhansanseong Provincial Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary maker site.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Seoul is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Gangneung.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Suwon, Yeoju-si, Gwangju, Mulhyanggi Arboretum, Bucheon Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 12:
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Janganmun Gate ©
Janganmun Gate
Hwahongmun Gate ©
Hwahongmun Gate
Hwaseomun ©
Hwaseomun

6
nights
Gangneung

Gangneung ©
A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naksansa Temple and Gwongeumseong Fortress. Get outdoors at Gyeongpo Beach and Ulsanbawi Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gangneung: Naksan Beach (in Yangyang-gun), Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun) and Donghae (Mukho Lighthouse Park & Chuam Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Jumunjin Beach, head outdoors with Sacheonjin Beach, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and contemplate the long history of Gyeongpodae.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangneung trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Seoul to Gangneung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yeongwol-gun.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sokcho, Yangyang-gun, Donghae, Baekdamsa Temple
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:
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Jumunjin Beach ©
Jumunjin Beach
Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach
Anmok Beach ©
Anmok Beach

1
night
Yeongwol-gun

Yeongwol-gun ©
On the 19th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Korean Peninsula-shaped Cliffs (Seonam Village), examine the collection at Byeolmaro Observatory, then contemplate the long history of Jangneung, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonglyeongpo.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yeongwol-gun trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Gangneung to Yeongwol-gun with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Andong.

Things to do in Yeongwol-gun

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
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Cheonglyeongpo ©
Cheonglyeongpo
Jangneung ©
Jangneung
Korean Peninsula-shaped Cliffs (Seonam Village) ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at Hahoe Mask Museum and Yiyuksa Literary Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dosanseowon Confucian School and Bongjeongsa. Get out of town with these interesting Andong side-trips: Gounsa Temple (in Uiseong-gun), Ondal Gwangwangji (in Danyang-gun) and Yeongju (Buseoksa Temple, Museom Village, &more). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Sobaeksan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy, take a peaceful walk through Ahndong Hoban Nature Forest, appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and wander the streets of Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon).

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Andong trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yeongwol-gun to Andong. In April in Andong, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yeongju, Sobaeksan National Park, Gounsa Temple, Ondal Gwangwangji
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy ©
Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy
Dosanseowon Confucian School ©
Dosanseowon Confucian School
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple

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.
Visiting Gyeongju National Park and Gyeongju Bird Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Gyeongju Historic Area and Bogyungsa Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Pohang (Pohang Steel Yard, Oeosa Temple, &more) and Ulsan (Seuldo Lighthouse, Seoknamsa Temple, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Yangdong Folk Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, take in the spiritual surroundings of Girimsa Temple, and see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gyeongju trip maker website.

You can take a bus from Andong to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Gyeongju are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pohang, Ulsan
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 30:
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Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Gyeongju National Park ©
Gyeongju National Park
Yangdong Folk Village ©
Yangdong Folk Village

9
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Let the collections at Geoje Shipbuilding and Maritime Cultural Centre and Miryang City Museum capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Songdo Beach and Sinseondae. Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Tongdosa Temple (in Yangsan), Gimhae (Tomb of King Suro, Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun, &more) and Changwon (Yeojwacheon Stream & The House of Changwon). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Namcheon Cathedral of the Holy Cross, take an in-depth tour of Joseon Tongsinsa History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Busan Al-Fatah Masjid.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Busan trip app.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gyeongju in April, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are a bit cooler (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gimhae, Miryang, Geoje, Changwon, Tongdosa Temple
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 9:
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Songdo Beach ©
Songdo Beach
Tongdosa Temple ©
Tongdosa Temple
Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream

9
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Bulsari Tapsa Temple and Sanbanggulsa Temple will appeal to history buffs. Jeju World Natural Heritage Center and Alive Museum Jeju will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Yongmeori Beach, Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, trek along Jeju Olle Trail Routes, identify plant and animal life at Sinpung Sincheon Bada Mokjang, and head outdoors with Sehwa Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Jeju trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buyeo-gun.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
Find places to stay May 9 — 18:
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Geomunoreum ©
Geomunoreum
Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach
Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach
Gwangchigi Beach ©
Gwangchigi Beach

2
nights
Buyeo-gun

Buyeo-gun ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll around Seodong Park, then see the interesting displays at Buyeo National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Nakhwaam Rock, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Gungnamji Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple, steep yourself in history at Busosanseong, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goransa, then take an in-depth tour of Baekje History Reproduction Complex, and finally view the masterpieces at Buyeo Seogo.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Buyeo-gun trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jeju to Buyeo-gun. In May, daytime highs in Buyeo-gun are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Haenam-gun.

Things to do in Buyeo-gun

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
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Busosanseong ©
Busosanseong
Baekje History Reproduction Complex ©
Baekje History Reproduction Complex
Seodong Park ©
Seodong Park

3
nights
Haenam-gun

Haenam-gun ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mihwangsa Temple and Baengnyeonsa Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Daeheungsa and Historical Site of Wangin Baksa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haenam-gun: Wolchulsan National Park (in Yeongam-gun), Gangjin-gun (Gobau Observatory, Dasan Chodang (Dasan Jeong Yak-yong historical site), &more) and Jindo-gun (Ullimsanbang House & Jindo Tower).

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Haenam-gun itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buyeo-gun to Haenam-gun. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Haenam-gun

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gangjin-gun, Yeongam-gun, Jindo-gun
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Mihwangsa Temple ©
Mihwangsa Temple
Daeheungsa ©
Daeheungsa
Jeolla Military Fortress Hamel Memorial Museum ©

7
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Explore hidden gems such as Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon and Seonamsa Temple. Let the collections at Korean National Maritime Museum and National Maritime Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Gwangju: Suncheon (Songgwangsa Temple & Nagan Eupseong Folk Village), Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 (in Gurye-gun) and Geumseongsanseong Fortress (in Damyang-gun). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Naejangsan National Park. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gwangju Folk Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Geumsansa Temple, contemplate the long history of May 18th National Cemetery, and stop by Dongmyeong-dong Cafe Street.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gwangju online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Haenam-gun to Gwangju. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Suncheon, Mokpo, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, Geumsansa Temple, Saseongam Temple 四聖庵
Find places to stay May 23 — 30:
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Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 ©
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵
Naejangsan National Park ©
Naejangsan National Park
Korean National Maritime Museum ©
Korean National Maritime Museum

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