60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 8 nights
2
Sokcho
— 5 nights
3
Andong
— 3 nights
4
Yeongju
— 1 night
5
Gongju
— 3 nights
6
Gurye-gun
— 2 nights
7
Yeosu
— 4 nights
8
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 19 nights
9
Gyeongju
— 6 nights
10
Busan
— 7 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Market. Popular historic sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gwanghwamun Gate are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Suwon (Suwoncheon, Hwaseong Fortress, &more). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Changgyeonggung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, contemplate the long history of Deoksugung, and stop by Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary builder site.

Phoenix, USA to Seoul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Phoenix to Seoul, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Seoul is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Suwon
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

5
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Naksansa Temple and Baekdamsa Temple. Get in touch with nature at Gyeongpo Beach and Seoraksan National Park. Explore Sokcho's surroundings by going to Naksan Beach (in Yangyang-gun), Gangneung (Gangneung Jungang Market & Jumunjin Breakwater) and Pyeongchang-gun (산1-107 Hoenggye-ri, Daegwalnyeong-myeon & Woljeongsa). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and admire the sheer force of Biryong Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sokcho attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gangneung, Yangyang-gun, Pyeongchang-gun, Baekdamsa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy and Cheongnyangsa Temple are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Bongjeongsa. When in Andong, make a side trip to see Juwangsan National Park in Cheongsong-gun, approximately Cheongsong-gun away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Andong vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Andong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Andong can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Juwangsan National Park, Cheongnyangsa Temple
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy ©
Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy
Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park

1
night
Yeongju

Yeongju ©
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Sosuseowon Confucian School and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buseoksa Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yeongju day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Andong to Yeongju. August in Yeongju sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gongju.

Things to do in Yeongju

Historic Sites
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Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple
Sosuseowon Confucian School ©
Sosuseowon Confucian School

3
nights
Gongju

Gongju ©
Gongju, also spelt Kongju, is a city in South Chungcheong province, South Korea.HistoryGongju was formerly named Ungjin and was the capital of Baekje from AD 475 to 538. Get a sense of the local culture at Busosanseong and Gapsa temple. Get some historical perspective at Gwanchoksa Temple and Gongsanseong. Get out of town with these interesting Gongju side-trips: Gaetaesa Temple (in Nonsan) and Buyeo-gun (Nakhwaam Rock & Buyeo National Museum). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Magoksa Temple and see the interesting displays at Gongju National Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gongju trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yeongju to Gongju with the Route module. August in Gongju sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Gurye-gun.

Things to do in Gongju

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Buyeo-gun, Nonsan
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Busosanseong ©
Busosanseong
Gongsanseong ©
Gongsanseong
Magoksa Temple ©
Magoksa Temple

2
nights
Gurye-gun

Gurye-gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Gwanghallu Pavilion, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheoneunsa Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hwaeomsa Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, thenstop by Hwagae Market, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ssanggyesa Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gurye-gun trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gongju to Gurye-gun. When traveling from Gongju in August, plan for little chillier days in Gurye-gun, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Yeosu.

Things to do in Gurye-gun

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hadong-gun, Gwanghallu Pavilion
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Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 ©
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵
Cheoneunsa Temple ©
Cheoneunsa Temple
Gwanghallu Pavilion ©
Gwanghallu Pavilion

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon and Odongdo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jinjuseong and Nagan Eupseong Folk Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum (in Jinju) and Suncheon (Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve & Songgwangsa Temple). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hyangiram Hermitage, hunt for treasures at Yeosu Fish Market, and cruise along Dolsan Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yeosu online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gurye-gun to Yeosu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Yeosu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Suncheon, Jinju, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
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Jinjuseong ©
Jinjuseong
Hyangiram Hermitage ©
Hyangiram Hermitage
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon

19
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Head to Dongmun Market and Arario Museum Tapdong Cinemafor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spirited Garden and Hamdeok Beach. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (PLAY KPOP, Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, &more). Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Hyeopjae Beach, take a peaceful walk through Bijarim Forest, walk around Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeju itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Yeosu to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Island
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok 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.
Visit Cheonmachong Tomb and Bulguksa Temple for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gyeongju Historic Area and Daewangam Park. Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon), Jeongja Beach (in Ulsan) and Daegu (Donghwasa & Seomun Market). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Yangdong Folk Village, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyeongju Hyanggyo Confucian School, and take in the history at Gyeongju Eupseong.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju online trip builder.

Getting from Jeju to Gyeongju by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jeju in September, with highs in Gyeongju at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ulsan, Daegu, Eunhaesa Temple, Yeongildae Beach
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Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple

7
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like UN Memorial Cemetery and Haedong Yonggung Temple. Get in touch with nature at Mireuksan Mountain and Haeundae Beach. Step out of Busan with an excursion to Oedo Botania in Geoje--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, head outdoors with Dadaepo Beach, and stroll around Dongbaekseom Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Busan trip planning website.

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 September, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mireuksan Mountain, Oedo Botania
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

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