30 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 4 nights
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Incheon
— 2 nights
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
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Gangneung
— 2 nights
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Donghae
— 1 night
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Boeun-gun
— 2 nights
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Changnyeong-gun
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 4 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
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Seoul — 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cheonggyecheon Stream and Bukhansan National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Nami Island (in Chuncheon), DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Korea National Arboretum (in Pocheon). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Myeongdong Shopping Street, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, enjoy breathtaking views from N Seoul Tower, and have some family-friendly fun at INT Studio.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seoul trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Seoul is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 3.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in April, with highs in Seoul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Incheon.
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Incheon — 2 nights

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Jjajangmyeon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Songdo Central Park, get to know the fascinating history of Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park, then identify plant and animal life at Bucheon Botanical Garden, then meet the residents at Bucheon Natural Ecological Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bupyeong History Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Incheon road trip planning site.

Incheon is just a short distance from Seoul. In April, daily temperatures in Incheon can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 3 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Naksansa Temple and Sinheungsa Temple. You'll get in some beach time at Cheonjin Beach and Naksan Beach. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, hunt for treasures at Sokcho Central Market, take some stellar pictures from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, and get outside with Bongpo Beach.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sokcho online travel route planner.

Getting from Incheon to Sokcho by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gangneung.
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Gangneung — 2 nights

A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Gyeongpo Beach, kick back and relax at Jeongdongjin Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sacheonjin Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Gangneung trip maker site.

Drive from Sokcho to Gangneung in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Donghae.
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Donghae — 1 night

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Donghae trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gangneung to Donghae. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Boeun-gun.
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Boeun-gun — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Songnisan National Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beopjusa Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Jeongipumsong Pine Tree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Samnyeon Sanseong Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Seon Byeong-guk House, and then steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Jeong Jiyong.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boeun-gun journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Donghae to Boeun-gun. In April in Boeun-gun, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Changnyeong-gun.
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Changnyeong-gun — 2 nights

Although many Changnyeong-gun tours revolve around its distinctive cultural legacy that dates back to the early Three Kingdoms period, there are still plenty of things to do for those pursuing great outdoors.
On the 17th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Changnyeong Museum, contemplate the long history of Yeongnamlu, then examine the collection at Miryang City Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Aranggak Pavilion. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Upo Wetland, head outdoors with Hwawangsan Mountain, and then make a trip to Cheongdo Eupseong Fortress.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Changnyeong-gun online attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Boeun-gun to Changnyeong-gun with the Route module. Traveling from Boeun-gun in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Changnyeong-gun, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel 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.
Appreciate the collections at Gyeongju National Museum and Heeum - Museum of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan. Visiting Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond and Bomun Lake will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gyeongju: Daegu (Seomun Market & Gukchaebosang Memorial Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area, and pause for some photo ops at Seokguram.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Gyeongju trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Changnyeong-gun to Gyeongju. Traveling from Changnyeong-gun in April, expect nights in Gyeongju to be a bit warmer, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Busan.
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Busan — 4 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Beomeosa Temple and UN Memorial Cemetery. Visit Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Busan with an excursion to Gimhae National Museum in Gimhae--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, get engrossed in the history at Bokcheon Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and examine the collection at Busan Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Busan tour builder site.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in April, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are little chillier (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to The Islander or Dongmun Market. Gwaneumsa Temple and O’sulloc Tea Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Jeju to Seogwipo to see Jeju Glass Museum about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape at Yongduam Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach, and contemplate the long history of Seongeup Folk Village.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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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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