60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 23 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Busan
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Gyeongju
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Changnyeong-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Gongju
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Andong
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Sokcho
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Seoul
— 10 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Sydney

23
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Manjanggul Cave will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Jeju Folk Museum and Jeju Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Halla Mountain, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, hike along Hallasan, identify plant and animal life at Sangumburi Crater, and head outdoors with Woljeongri Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju day trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Jeju is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

5
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Haedong Yonggung Temple and Bokcheon Museum. Get some historical perspective at Beomeosa Temple and Yeongdo Lighthouse. Explore Busan's surroundings by going to Gimhae (Gimhae National Museum & Gimhae Folk Museum). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village, and see the interesting displays at Busan Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Busan trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Gimhae
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Busan Museum ©
Busan Museum
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram. Get outdoors at Anapji Pond and Gyeongju National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, steep yourself in history at Yangdong Folk Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyeongju Hyanggyo Confucian School, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Gyeongju trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in December, plan for little chillier days in Gyeongju, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Changnyeong-gun.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

1
night
Changnyeong-gun

Changnyeong-gun ©
Although many Changnyeong-gun tours revolve around its distinctive cultural legacy that dates back to the early Three Kingdoms period, there are still plenty of things to do for those pursuing great outdoors.
On the 21st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Changnyeong Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Upo Wetland.

Plan a Changnyeong-gun trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Gyeongju to Changnyeong-gun with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in December: highs in Changnyeong-gun hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Gongju.

Things to do in Changnyeong-gun

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Upo Wetland ©
Upo Wetland

4
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 Buyeo National Museum and Gongju National Museum. Popular historic sites such as Gongsanseong and Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gongju: Oeam Folk Village (in Asan), Buyeo-gun (Busosanseong & Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple) and Eunpa Lake Park (in Gunsan). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gongju trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Changnyeong-gun to Gongju. Traveling from Changnyeong-gun in December, expect Gongju to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Andong.

Things to do in Gongju

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Buyeo-gun, Oeam Folk Village, Eunpa Lake Park
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Gongsanseong ©
Gongsanseong
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum
Busosanseong ©
Busosanseong

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 Juwangsan National Park and Gosu Cave. Your inner history buff will appreciate Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy. Go for a jaunt from Andong to Cheongsong-gun to see Jusanji Pond about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum, visit Andong Folk Village, and steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Andong trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gongju to Andong. Traveling from Gongju in December, Andong is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cheongsong-gun, Gosu Cave
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Bongjeongsa ©
Bongjeongsa

5
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Step out of the city life by going to Seoraksan National Park and Ulsanbawi Rock. Popular historic sites such as Naksansa Temple and Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Sokcho: Gangneung (Jeongdongjin Beach & Jumunjin Breakwater). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Biryong Falls, wander the streets of Abai Village, walk around Sokch Seorak Sunrise Park, and contemplate the long history of Gwongeumseong Fortress.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sokcho trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Andong to Sokcho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gangneung, Cheonjin Beach, Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

10
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 outdoors at Cheonggyecheon Stream and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Nami Island (in Chuncheon), Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and Korean Folk Village (in Yongin). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, visit Myeongdong Shopping Street, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, and admire the landmark architecture of Deoksugung.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seoul trip planning app.

Getting from Sokcho to Seoul by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nami Island, Hwaseong Fortress, Korean Folk Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong

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