60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  22​h 45​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
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Gyeongju
— 6 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Andong
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Sokcho
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Chuncheon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Seoul
— 10 nights
Train + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Orlando, Florida

8
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and The Islander. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gwaneumsa Temple and Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Jeongbang Waterfall, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, head off the coast to Udo, get outside with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Hallim Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju day trip tool .

Orlando, USA to Jeju is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Orlando to Jeju. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Gwaneumsa Temple ©
Gwaneumsa Temple
Gwakji Gwamul Beach ©
Gwakji Gwamul Beach

6
nights
Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Hwaeomsa Temple and Gwanghallu Pavilion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Seonamsa Temple and Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Gwangju: Nagan Eupseong Folk Village (in Suncheon) and Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wolbongseowon, get engrossed in the history at Gwangju Folk Museum, explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park, and steep yourself in history at May 18th National Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gwangju online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Jeju to Gwangju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Daejeon.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Suncheon, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, Gwanghallu Pavilion, Hwaeomsa Temple
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 3:
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May 18th National Cemetery ©
May 18th National Cemetery
Gwanghallu Pavilion ©
Gwanghallu Pavilion
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Beopjusa Temple and Sangdangsanseong Fortress. Popular historic sites such as Gongsanseong and Busosanseong are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Oeam Folk Village (in Asan) and Cheongnamdae (in Cheongju). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, admire the masterpieces at Daejeon Museum of Art, make a trip to Mokcheokgyo Bridge, and take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Daejeon day trip website .

Traveling by car from Gwangju to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gwangju in June: highs in Daejeon hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cheongju, Beopjusa Temple, Oeam Folk Village, Gongsanseong, Busosanseong
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Gongsanseong ©
Gongsanseong
Beopjusa Temple ©
Beopjusa Temple
Busosanseong ©
Busosanseong

6
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Head to Jagalchi Market and Gwangbokro Culture and Fashion streetfor some retail therapy. Haedong Yonggung Temple and UN Memorial Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. When in Busan, make a side trip to see Oedo Botania in Geoje, approximately Geoje away. There's much more to do: get outside with Haeundae Beach, get engrossed in the history at Bokcheon Museum, make a trip to Yongdusan Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Daejeon to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Oedo Botania
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongju National Museum and Cheonmachong Tomb. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyeongju: Daegu (Sanghwa Yi's Old House, Seomun Market, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Oksan Seowon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyeongju Hyanggyo Confucian School, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gyeongju National Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Gyerim Forest.

For maps, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Gyeongju online travel route planner .

Drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Busan in June: highs in Gyeongju hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Daegu
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

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 some historical perspective at Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Sosuseowon Confucian School. Get some cultural insight at Buseoksa Temple and Dosanseowon Confucian School. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Andong: Yeongju (Seonbichon Village & Yeongju Museom Village). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa, contemplate the long history of Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy, wander the streets of Andong Folk Village, and stop by Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Andong tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Gyeongju to Andong by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Yeongju
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple
Sosuseowon Confucian School ©
Sosuseowon Confucian School

6
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Visit Naksansa Temple and Sinheungsa Temple for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gyeongpo Beach and Naksan Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sokcho: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Woljeongsa (in Pyeongchang-gun) and Gangneung (Jumunjin Breakwater, Gyeongpodae, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, wander the streets of Abai Village, get outside with Ulsanbawi Rock, and walk around Sokch Seorak Sunrise Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sokcho trip itinerary planning site .

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 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gangneung, Yangyang-gun, Woljeongsa, Baekdamsa Temple
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:
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Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Baekdamsa Temple ©
Baekdamsa Temple

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cheongpyeongsa and Guryongsa Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gangwondo Forest Museum and Museum SAN. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chuncheon: Gapyeong-gun (The Garden of Morning Calm, Petite France, &more) and Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park, take a stroll through Chuncheon Myeongdong Street, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chuncheon trip tool .

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Chuncheon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gapyeong-gun, Wonju, Jeongseon 5-day Market
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Museum SAN ©
Museum SAN
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong. Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Niheefor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju), Icheon (Icheon Termeden & Icheon Ceramics Village) and Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Suwon Jeil Church). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village, take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower, get engrossed in the history at Korean Folk Village, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chuncheon to Seoul by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a subway. In July, daytime highs in Seoul are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Suwon, Icheon, DMZ Haemaru Village, Korean Folk Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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