30 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 5 nights
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Chuncheon
— 1 night
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
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Donghae
— 2 nights
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Cheongsong-gun
— 1 night
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Buan-gun
— 1 night
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Sunchang-gun
— 1 night
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 8 nights
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Busan
— 5 nights
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Seoul — 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seoul vacation planner.

Amman, Jordan to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Amman in November, things will get slightly colder in Seoul: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon, step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then admire the sheer force of Gugok Pokpo.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Chuncheon day trip planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. In November in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 3 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Step out of the city life by going to Seoraksan National Park and Biryong Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Sokcho: Bangtaesan Recreational Forest (in Inje-gun) and Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple & Osaek Jujeongol Valley). There's more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park and head outdoors with Ulsanbawi Rock.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sokcho trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Sokcho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Donghae.
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Donghae — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): Head underground at Hwanseongul Cave, then appreciate the views at Mureung Valley, and then make a trip to Donghae City Suhyup Seafood Distribution Center. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Chuam Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cheongok Cave, and then kick back and relax at Mangsang Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Donghae trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Sokcho to Donghae with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Cheongsong-gun.
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Cheongsong-gun — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Juwangsan National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cheongsong-gun travel route planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Donghae to Cheongsong-gun. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Buan-gun.
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Buan-gun — 1 night

On the 3rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Naesosa Temple and then explore the striking landscape of Byeonsanbando National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Buan-gun trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cheongsong-gun to Buan-gun. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sunchang-gun.
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Sunchang-gun — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Naejangsan National Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sunchang-gun day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buan-gun to Sunchang-gun. While traveling from Buan-gun, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sunchang-gun, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 2 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unjusa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Soswaewon Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at Uijae Museum of Korean Art.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gwangju itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sunchang-gun to Gwangju. In December, daily temperatures in Gwangju can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 8 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 in touch with nature at Seongsan Ilchulbong and Geomunoreum. Change things up with a short trip to Gasiri Wind Power Plant in Seogwipo (about 50 minutes away). Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, stroll around Sarabong Park, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, and get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

Start your trip to Jeju by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Gwangju to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.
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Busan — 5 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Visiting Haeundae Beach and Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond will get you outdoors. Step out of Busan to go to Gyeongju and see Bulguksa Temple, which is approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple, hunt for treasures at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Busan road trip website.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling 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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