22 days in South Korea Itinerary

22 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea journey planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Busan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513), Drive to Boeun-gun
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Boeun-gun
— 1 night
Drive
5
Chuncheon
— 1 night
Drive
6
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Seoul
— 6 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

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Busan — 3 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for sightseeing, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Bokcheon Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Busan is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Brussels to Busan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in October, expect Busan to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Gyeongju — 2 nights

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, then contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and then admire the masterpieces at Art Sonje Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Daereungwon Tomb Complex, then explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gyeongju road trip planning app.

Getting from Busan to Gyeongju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Jeju.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 5 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju, has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Gasiri Wind Power Plant). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, identify plant and animal life at Sangumburi Crater, head outdoors with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and walk around Sarabong Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jeju trip planner.

You can fly from Gyeongju to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Gyeongju in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jeju, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boeun-gun.
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Boeun-gun — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Songnisan National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Boeun-gun road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Jeju to Boeun-gun with the Route module. Traveling from Jeju in October, things will get a bit cooler in Boeun-gun: highs are around 20°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chuncheon.
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Chuncheon — 1 night

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Gugok Pokpo, then head off the coast to Nami Island, and then examine the collection at Chuncheon Makguksu Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon tour itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boeun-gun to Chuncheon. Traveling from Boeun-gun in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Chuncheon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 2 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, admire the sheer force of Biryong Falls, then get outside with Ulsanbawi Rock, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinheungsa Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sokcho, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chuncheon in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sokcho, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Seoul.
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Seoul — 6 nights

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.
Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

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

You can drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.
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