29 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Chuncheon
— 1 night
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Cheongju
— 3 nights
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Andong
— 3 nights
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 6 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
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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.
Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, walk around Namsan Park, and shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul tour planner.

Charlotte, USA to Seoul is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Charlotte to Seoul. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in March; daily highs in Seoul reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chuncheon.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa and then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon day trip planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cheongju.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Cheongju — 3 nights

Cheongju is the capital and largest city of North Chungcheong Province in South Korea.HistoryCheongju has been an important provincial town since ancient times.During Hideyoshi's Invasions of Korea, Cheongju was the site of the Battle of Chongju, during which the Korean forces re-took the city from the Japanese forces in an important early victory.The government of the province relocated here from Chungju in 1908.The opening of the Chungbuk-line in 1926 sparked regional development. Step out of Cheongju to go to Boeun-gun and see Beopjusa Temple, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sangdangsanseong Fortress, take an in-depth tour of Cheongju National Museum, examine the collection at Cheongju Early Printing Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dugguhbi Saengtae Munhwagwan.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheongju travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chuncheon to Cheongju. Traveling from Chuncheon in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cheongju, with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Andong.
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Andong — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Andong side-trips: Buseoksa Temple (in Yeongju) and Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum, and snap pictures at Weolyeonggyo Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Andong road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Cheongju to Andong with the Route module. Traveling from Cheongju in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Andong, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Seomun Market in Daegu (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seokguram, and contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Andong to Gyeongju in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Andong in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Gyeongju, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Busan.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Busan — 6 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: get outside with Haeundae Beach, take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in March: highs in Busan hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Jeju.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Cheonjiyeon Falls, &more). Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Udo, take in nature's colorful creations at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jeju vacation maker.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 2.5 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 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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South Korea travel guide

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History Museums · Shopping · 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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