28 days in South Korea Itinerary

28 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
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Busan
— 1 night
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Yeosu
— 1 night
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Boseong-gun
— 1 day
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Wando-gun
— 2 nights
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
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Damyang-gun
— 1 day
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Jeonju
— 2 nights
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Daegu
— 1 night
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Andong
— 1 night
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Sokcho
— 1 night
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Yeongam-gun
— 1 night
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Ulsan
— 3 nights
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Pocheon
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sehwa Beach and Gwangchigi Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Manjanggul Cave and Hallasan. Take a break from Jeju with a short trip to Halla Mountain in Seogwipo, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, get engrossed in the history at Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, and take a peaceful walk through Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jeju trip itinerary maker tool.

Seoul to Jeju is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Seoul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jeju: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

Busan — 1 night

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): snap pictures at Busan Harbor Bridge, kick back and relax at Songdo Beach, and then kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tomb of King Suro, take an in-depth tour of Gimhae National Museum, then kick back and relax at Dadaepo Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Busan Tower.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Busan trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Jeju in September since evenings lows in Busan dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yeosu.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Yeosu — 1 night

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A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hyangiram Hermitage, then kick back and relax at Manseongri Black Sand Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Aeyangwon History Hall, and finally take a stroll through Nangman Pocha Street (Cart Bars). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Yeosu Jinnamgwan, step off the mainland to explore Odongdo, and then take a peaceful walk through Namhae Pyeonbaek Recreational Forest.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Yeosu trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Busan to Yeosu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Yeosu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Boseong-gun.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Boseong-gun — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Daewonsa Tibetan Museum, then see the interesting displays at Taebaek Mountain Range Literary Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yulpo Beach.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Boseong-gun trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yeosu to Boseong-gun. In September, daytime highs in Boseong-gun are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wando-gun.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Wando-gun — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihwangsa Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dosolam Hermitage, and then see the sky in a new way at Ttangkkeut Observatory.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Wando-gun trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Boseong-gun to Wando-gun with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Gwangju.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Gwangju — 2 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Chosun University Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park and then see the interesting displays at WooJaeGil Art Museum.

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

Explore your travel options from Wando-gun to Gwangju with the Route module. September in Gwangju sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Damyang-gun.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Damyang-gun — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Jirisan National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Myeongokheon Wonrim Garden, examine the collection at Korea Bamboo Museum, contemplate the long history of Geumseongsanseong Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Damyang Sikyeongjeong Pavilion, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Damyang Juknokwon.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Damyang-gun trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Gwangju to Damyang-gun with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jeonju.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Jeonju — 2 nights

If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Geumsansa Temple, and then take an in-depth tour of Mireuksaji National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): take a stroll through Jaman Mural Village, then contemplate the long history of Gyeonggijeon Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, and finally take a peaceful walk through Jeonju Arboretum.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeonju holiday planning site.

Explore your travel options from Damyang-gun to Jeonju with the Route module. In September in Jeonju, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Daegu.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Daegu — 1 night

The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
On the 29th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Daegu Safety Theme Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Donghwasa, then take an in-depth tour of Daegu Cultural and Arts Hall History of Soil Hall, then steep yourself in history at Sanghwa Yi's Old House, and finally wander the streets of Bongsan Culture Street. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Gayasan National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Daegu travel planner.

Traveling by car from Jeonju to Daegu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Daegu, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Andong.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Andong — 1 night

Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture

Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, examine the collection at Yiyuksa Literary Museum, then wander the streets of Andong Gunja Village, and finally contemplate the long history of Andong imcheonggak.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Andong trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Daegu to Andong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Daegu in September: highs in Andong hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Sokcho — 1 night

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Mountain Museum, then get outside with Cheonjin Beach, then see the interesting displays at Seokbong Ceramic Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sokcho travel route planner.

Getting from Andong to Sokcho by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Sokcho sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Yeongam-gun.
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Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Yeongam-gun — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Jeolla Naval Fortress Site, examine the collection at Jeolla Military Fortress Hamel Memorial Museum, then admire the striking features of Dasan Chodang (Dasan Jeong Yak-yong historical site), and finally get engrossed in the history at Naju National Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Yeongam-gun road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sokcho to Yeongam-gun. In October, daytime highs in Yeongam-gun are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ulsan.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Ulsan — 3 nights

Gateway to the Yeongnam Alps

A powerhouse of industry not just for South Korea but the world, Ulsan offers up a thriving metropolis dominated by trade but interspersed with some undisturbed scenery.
On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golgulsa Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Taehwa River Seepri Bamboo Grove, explore the activities along Taehwagang National Garden, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ulsan trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yeongam-gun to Ulsan. In October, daytime highs in Ulsan are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pocheon.
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Pocheon — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Korea National Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongseonsa Temple, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pocheon trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ulsan to Pocheon. October in Pocheon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

South Korea travel guide

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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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