60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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.
Let the collections at Trickeye Museum Seoul and Lotte World Folk Museum capture your imagination. Bongeunsa Temple and Gwanghwamun Gate will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Geolleung (in Hwaseong), Yeoju-si (Silleuksa Temple, Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong, & more) and Mulhyanggi Arboretum (in Osan). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Myeong-dong Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Hwahongmun Gate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Namhansanseong Provincial Park, and appreciate the history behind Jogyesa Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary planner .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Korea Standard Time (KST) is 7 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Gangneung.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Suwon, Yeoju-si, Gwangju, Donggureung, Mulhyanggi Arboretum
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 12:
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Bongeunsa Temple ©
Bongeunsa Temple
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Naksansa Temple and Gyeongpodae. Explore hidden gems such as Gyeongpo Beach and Chuam Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gangneung side-trips: Naksan Beach (in Yangyang-gun), Sokcho (Gwongeumseong Fortress, Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, & more) and Mukho Lighthouse Park (in Donghae). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gangmun Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacheonjin Beach, steep yourself in history at Gangneung Seongyojang, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baekdamsa Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Gangneung visit planning website .

You can take a train from Seoul to Gangneung in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Yeongwol-gun.

Things to do in Gangneung

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Yeongwol-gun

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

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yeongwol-gun trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gangneung to Yeongwol-gun. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can 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

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.
Get outdoors at Ondal Gwangwangji and Ahndong Hoban Jayeon Hyooyanglim. Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Buseoksa Temple will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Gounsa Temple (in Uiseong-gun) and Yeongju (Yeongju Museom Village & Sosuseowon Confucian School). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Sobaeksan National Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School, take a stroll through Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa, and examine the collection at Yiyuksa Munhakgwan.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Andong trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yeongwol-gun to Andong. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gyeongju Bird Park and Oksan Seowon. Yangdong Folk Village and Oeosa Temple will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Pohang (Bogyungsa Temple, Pohang Steel Yard, & more) and Ulsan (Seuldo Lighthouse, Seoknamsa Temple, & more). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Gyeongju National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyeongju Hyanggyo Confucian School, and contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju online day trip planner .

Take a bus from Andong to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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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Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

9
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Miryang City Museum and Hanbotche Experience Exhibit Hall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beomeosa Temple and Spas & Wellness. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busan: Changwon (Yeojwacheon Stream & The House of Changwon), Geoje (Geoje Shipbuilding and Maritime Cultural Centre & Sinseondae) and Gimhae (Tomb of King Suro, Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and get a new perspective on things with Taejongdae Resort Park.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Busan road trip website .

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Gyeongju in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 22°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

9
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll get in some beach time at Hyeopjae Beach and Hamdeok Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Yakchunsa Temple and Yakcheonsa Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Yongmeori Beach, Sanbanggulsa Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Hallim Park, kick back and relax at Sehwa Beach, take a peaceful walk through Bijarim Forest, and stroll through Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju route planning tool .

Fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can 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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Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Bijarim Forest ©
Bijarim Forest

2
nights
Buyeo-gun

Buyeo-gun ©
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Seodong Park, then see the interesting displays at Buyeo National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Nakhwaam Rock, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Gungnamji Pond. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple, steep yourself in history at Busosanseong, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goransa, then get engrossed in the history at Baekje History Reproduction Complex, and finally explore the world behind art at Buyeo Seogo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buyeo-gun online route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jeju to Buyeo-gun. In May, daily temperatures in Buyeo-gun can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Haenam-gun.

Things to do in Buyeo-gun

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Busosanseong ©
Busosanseong
Baekje History Reproduction Complex ©
Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple ©
Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple

3
nights
Haenam-gun

Haenam-gun ©
Visit Mihwangsa Temple and Ullimsanbang House for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Baengnyeonsa Temple and Dasan Chodang (Dasan Jeong Yak-yong historical site). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haenam-gun: Jindo Tower (in Jindo-gun), Yeongam-gun (Historical Site of Dr. Wangin & Wolchulsan National Park) and Gangjin-gun (Gobau Observatory & Hamel Ginyeomgwan).

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Haenam-gun travel itinerary planner .

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

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gangjin-gun, Yeongam-gun, Jindo-gun
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Wolchulsan National Park ©
Wolchulsan National Park
Mihwangsa Temple ©
Mihwangsa Temple

7
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Get a sense of the local culture at Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 and Seonamsa Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Naejangsan National Park and Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon. Get out of town with these interesting Gwangju side-trips: Mokpo (National Maritime Museum, Korean National Maritime Museum, & more), Geumseongsanseong Fortress (in Damyang-gun) and Suncheon (Songgwangsa Temple & Nagan Eupseong Folk Village). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wolbongseowon, pause for some photo ops at Owen Memorial Hall, take an in-depth tour of Gwangju Folk Museum, and steep yourself in history at May 18th National Cemetery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Gwangju sightseeing app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haenam-gun to Gwangju. In May in Gwangju, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time 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:
Highlights from your plan
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 ©
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵
Nagan Eupseong Folk Village ©
Nagan Eupseong Folk Village
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©

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