31 days in East Asia Itinerary

31 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Gimpo International Airport, Drive to Incheon
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Incheon
— 3 nights
Subway
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Seoul
— 3 nights
Subway
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
Bus
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
Fly
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Suwon
— 2 nights
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Andong
— 3 nights
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Jeonju
— 3 nights
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jeju
— 3 nights
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Incheon — 3 nights

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gwangseongbo Fortress and Jeondeungsa Temple. Get outdoors at Masian Beach and Gwangmyeong Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Incheon: Bucheon (Bucheon Botanical Garden & Bucheon Natural Ecological Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Korea Manhwa Museum, contemplate the long history of Chamseongdan, hunt for treasures at Sinpo International Market, and look for gifts at Square 1.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Incheon trip itinerary maker website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Incheon is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Auckland to Incheon, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in August, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Incheon: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seoul.
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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Seoul — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and Love Museum. Get some historical perspective at Changdeokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the striking features of Deoksugung, make a trip to Sungnyemun Gate, and wander the streets of Insadong.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary builder website.

Seoul is just a short distance from Incheon. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Incheon in September: highs in Seoul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Chuncheon — 2 nights

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War, see the interesting displays at Chuncheon Makguksu Museum, then wander the streets of Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street, and finally wander the streets of Chuncheon Myeongdong Street. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Chuncheon Art Gallery, take in the natural beauty of World Oncheon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Guam Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon tour website.

Getting from Seoul to Chuncheon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from Seoul in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Chuncheon, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Sokcho — 3 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Naksansa Temple and Uisangdae. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naksan Beach and Bongpo Beach. When in Sokcho, make a side trip to see Baekdamsa Temple in Inje-gun, approximately Inje-gun away. There's lots more to do: hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, admire the sheer force of Yukdam Falls, examine the collection at Teddy Bear Museum Seorak, and hunt for treasures at Sokcho Central Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sokcho itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Chuncheon in September, expect nights in Sokcho to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Suwon.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Suwon — 2 nights

City of Filial Piety

The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
On the 12th (Tue), appreciate the history behind UN Forces First Battle Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Mulhyanggi Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yongjusa Temple, then get to know the fascinating history of Hwaseong Fortress, and finally contemplate the long history of Hwaseong Haenggung Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Geolleung, boost your wellbeing at Puksuwon Spa Plex, then contemplate the long history of Hwahongmun Gate, then contemplate the long history of Changryongmun Gate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Suwon Jeil Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Suwon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sokcho to Suwon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sokcho in September; daily highs in Suwon reach 30°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Andong.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

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.
Let the collections at Yiyuksa Literary Museum and Confucian Culture Museum capture your imagination. Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Gounsa Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Andong: Museom Village (in Yeongju) and Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Andong Soju Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, contemplate the long history of Andong imcheonggak, and wander the streets of Andong Gunja Village.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Andong sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Suwon to Andong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Suwon in September, things will get a bit cooler in Andong: highs are around 24°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Jeonju.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Jeonju — 3 nights

If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeonggijeon Shrine and Currency Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Daecheongho Natural Ecology Center and Korea Traditional Culture Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Daejeon (National Science Museum & Lee Ungno Museum), Geumsansa Temple (in Gimje) and Buyeo-gun (Gungnamji Pond, Goransa Temple, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Omokdae and Imokdae, take an in-depth tour of Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, examine the collection at Hanji Museum, and make a trip to Jeonju Hanok Village.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jeonju trip planner.

Getting from Andong to Jeonju by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Andong in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jeonju, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Gyeongju.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

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.
Shop till you drop at Hyundai Department Store Daegu and Shinsegae Department Store Daegu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bulguksa Temple and Gyeongju National Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyeongju: Ulsan (Taehwagang National Garden & Seoknamsa Temple) and Daegu (Daegu Art Museum & Gyesan Catholic Church). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Girimsa Temple, identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Gyerim Forest.

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Getting from Jeonju to Gyeongju by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jeonju in September, expect nights in Gyeongju to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Busan.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Busan — 3 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Escape the urban bustle at Gwangalli Beach and Haeundae Beach. Haedong Yonggungsa and Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busan: Yeongnamlu (in Miryang), Junam Reservoir (in Changwon) and Gimhae (Gimhae National Museum & Tomb of King Suro). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Dadaepo Beach, kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and see the interesting displays at Trick Eye Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Busan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Jeju.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Jeju — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nexon Computer Museum and The Islander. Get in touch with nature at Hamdeok Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Woljeongri Beach, walk around Jeju Stone Park, delve into the distant past at Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site, and explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jeju trip maker app.

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. Traveling from Busan in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Jeju. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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