60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul
— 9 nights
2
Daejeon
— 7 nights
3
Gyeongju
— 7 nights
4
Busan
— 8 nights
5
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 12 nights
6
Pyeongchang-gun
— 7 nights
7
Donghae
— 2 nights
8
Sokcho
— 7 nights

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.
Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Creative Life Store KEYfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Nami Island and Bukhansan National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War (in Gapyeong-gun), Yongin (Korean Folk Village & Everland) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, take a stroll through Insadong, and get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planning website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Seoul. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Daejeon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Suwon, Yongin, Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War, DMZ Haemaru Village, Nami Island
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 10:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

7
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Get outdoors at Songnisan National Park and Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gongsanseong and Magoksa Temple. Explore Daejeon's surroundings by going to Gongju (Gapsa temple & Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall), Beopjusa Temple (in Boeun-gun) and Sanmagi Yetgil (in Goesan-gun). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwanchoksa Temple, snap pictures at Mokcheokgyo Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maninsan Mountain, and take an in-depth tour of Daejeon Modern History Exhibition Hall.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Daejeon trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Seoul to Daejeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gongju, Buyeo-gun, Boeun-gun, Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest, Gwanchoksa Temple
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 17:
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Beopjusa Temple ©
Beopjusa Temple
Songnisan National Park ©
Songnisan National Park
Yuseong Hot Spring ©
Yuseong Hot Spring

7
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 Donghwasa. You'll explore and learn at Gyeongju National Museum and Ulsan Daegok Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Gyeongju: Cheongsong-gun (Juwangsan National Park & Jusanji Pond), Seomun Market (in Daegu) and Ulsan (Seoknamsa Temple, Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eunhaesa Temple, contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Hyanggyo Confucian School, and get to know the fascinating history of Tongiljeon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip planner.

Getting from Daejeon to Gyeongju by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Daejeon in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gyeongju, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ulsan, Cheongsong-gun, Daegu, Eunhaesa Temple
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 24:
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Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

8
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 Gallery 604for plenty of shopping. Visiting Haeundae Beach and Songjeong Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Hwawangsan Mountain (in Changnyeong-gun) and Oedo Botania (in Geoje). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Busan trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Gyeongju, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Busan, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hwawangsan Mountain, Oedo Botania
Find places to stay Jan 24 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

12
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Shop till you drop at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and The Islander. Museum-lovers will appreciate Jeju National Museum and Trick Art Museum Korea. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Halla Mountain, Pyoseon Haevichi Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, head outdoors with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju journey planning site.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 13:
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

7
nights
Pyeongchang-gun

Pyeongchang-gun ©
A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Get outdoors at Phoenix Snow Park and Lee Hyo Seok Literature Forest. Get some historical perspective at Cheongnyangsa Temple and Ondal Gwangwangji. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pyeongchang-gun: Yeongju (Buseoksa Temple & Sosuseowon Confucian School), Danyang-gun (Gosu Cave & Cheondong Cave) and Taebaeksan National Park (in Taebaek). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, hunt for treasures at Jeongseon 5-day Market, and Head underground at Hwaam Cave.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pyeongchang-gun sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Pyeongchang-gun in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Donghae.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Danyang-gun, Jeongseon-gun, Yeongju, Cheongnyangsa Temple, Taebaeksan National Park
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 20:
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Phoenix Snow Park ©
Phoenix Snow Park
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple
Gosu Cave ©
Gosu Cave

2
nights
Donghae

Donghae ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get outside with Mangsang Beac, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Mureung Valley, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chuam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Chotdaebawi (Candlestick Rock), Head underground at Hwanseongul Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Daegeumgul.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Donghae trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Pyeongchang-gun to Donghae with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sokcho.

Things to do in Donghae

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Samcheok
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
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Chuam Beach ©
Chuam Beach
Mureung Valley ©
Mureung Valley
Hwanseongul Cave ©
Hwanseongul Cave

7
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Naksansa Temple and Baekdamsa Temple. Get in touch with nature at Seoraksan National Park and Ulsanbawi Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Sokcho: Bangtaesan Recreational Forest (in Inje-gun), Songjiho Beach (in Goseong-gun) and Gangneung (Gangmun Beach, Jeongdongjin Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Biryong Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Naksan Beach, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and get outside with Bongpo Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sokcho trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Donghae to Sokcho with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Goseong-gun, Gangneung, Inje-gun, Yangyang-gun
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

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