60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 8 nights
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Gwangju
— 6 nights
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Daejeon
— 6 nights
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Busan
— 6 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Sokcho
— 6 nights
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Chuncheon
— 5 nights
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Seoul
— 10 nights

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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 Hamdeok Beach and Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gwaneumsa Temple and Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Jeongbang Waterfall, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, step off the mainland to explore Udo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dongmun Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Jeju road trip planning site.

Orlando, USA to Jeju is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 14 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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

6
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Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Hwaeomsa Temple and Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Seonamsa Temple and 1913 Songjeong Station Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gwangju: Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon), Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun) and Nagan Eupseong Folk Village (in Suncheon). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of May 18th National Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Yangnim-dong History & Culture Village, wander the streets of Dongmyeong-dong Cafe Street, and walk around Peace Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gwangju day trip website.

You can fly from Jeju to Gwangju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In May in Gwangju, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 49°F at night. 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, Gwanghallu Pavilion, Hwaeomsa Temple, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Gongsanseong and Sangdangsanseong Fortress are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Busosanseong Fortress and Beopjusa Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Oeam Folk Village (in Asan) and Cheongnamdae (in Cheongju). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, make a trip to Skyroad, stroll the grounds of Daejeon National Cemetery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Daejeon O-World.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Daejeon driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Gwangju to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Gwangju in June, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Daejeon: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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

6
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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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Haedong Yonggung Temple and Busan Gamcheon Culture Village. Change things up with a short trip to Oedo Botania in Geoje (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Gwangalli Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Daejeon to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Busan, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Oedo Botania
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

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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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Bulguksa Temple and Cheomseongdae Observatory. Your inner history buff will appreciate Seokguram and Cheonmachong Tomb. Venture out of the city with trips to Daegu (Sanghwa Yi's Old House & Seomun Market). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, steep yourself in history at Yangdong Folk Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Girimsa Temple, and appreciate the history behind Daereungwon Tomb Complex.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip planner.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in June, plan for slightly colder days in Gyeongju, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Daegu
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

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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 cultural insight at Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Buseoksa Temple. Visit Sosuseowon Confucian Academy and Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Andong: Yeongju (Seonbichon Village & Museom Village). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, wander the streets of Andong Folk Village, make a trip to Rock-carved Standing Buddha, and steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Andong holiday planner.

Getting from Gyeongju to Andong by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Andong, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Yeongju
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple
Sosuseowon Confucian Academy ©
Sosuseowon Confucian Academy

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Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Gyeongpo Beach and Naksan Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Naksansa Temple and Gyeongpodae. Explore Sokcho's surroundings by going to Woljeongsa (in Pyeongchang-gun), Gangneung (Jumunjin Breakwater & Anmok Beach) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, contemplate the long history of Gwongeumseong Fortress, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sokcho itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Andong to Sokcho takes 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

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gangneung, Yangyang-gun, Woljeongsa, Baekdamsa Temple
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Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Baekdamsa Temple ©
Baekdamsa Temple
Woljeongsa
Woljeongsa

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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.
Visit Cheongpyeongsa and Guryongsa Temple for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum SAN and Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War. 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, stop by Chuncheon Myeongdong Street, take a stroll through Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street, and get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chuncheon using our trip planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. For shopping fun, head to Myeongdong Shopping Street or Namdaemun Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Suwon Jeil Church), Icheon (Icheon Termeden & Icheon Ceramics Village) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). There's still lots to do: visit Insadong, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and make a trip to N Seoul Tower.

Before you visit Seoul, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Chuncheon to Seoul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In July in Seoul, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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