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Fly to Gimpo International Airport, Drive to Yongin
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Yongin
— 3 nights
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Asan
— 2 nights
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Gunsan
— 3 nights
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Jeonju
— 3 nights
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Suncheon
— 2 nights
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Yeosu
— 2 nights
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Tongyeong
— 4 nights
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Seogwipo
— 5 nights
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Jeju
— 7 nights
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Danyang-gun
— 3 nights
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Paju
— 3 nights
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Yongin — 3 nights

Located within the capital's urban sprawl, Yongin stands as a city in its own right, but has come to be considered a suburb of Seoul.
Get out of town with these interesting Yongin side-trips: Anseong Namsadang Training Center (in Anseong), Suwon (Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, &more) and UN Forces First Battle Memorial (in Osan). Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Korean Folk Village. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Everland.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yongin holiday app.

Bremen, Germany to Yongin is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bremen in April, with highs in Yongin at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Asan.
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Asan — 2 nights

Asan is a city in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The West Sea Protection Hall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yeonginsan, and then go for a walk through Gingko Tree Road. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Independence Hall of Korea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gagwonsa Temple, and then explore the wide array of goods at Shinsegae Dept. Store Chungcheong.

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

Drive from Yongin to Asan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and train. In April, daytime highs in Asan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gunsan.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Gunsan — 3 nights

Gunsan is a city in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. Venture out of the city with trips to Buyeo-gun (Gungnamji Pond, Buyeo National Museum, &more) and Naesosa Temple (in Buan-gun). The adventure continues: walk around Eunpa Lake Park, don't miss a visit to Chowon Studio, take in panoramic vistas at Geum Gang Migratory Bird Observatory, and head outdoors with National Institute of Ecology.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gunsan sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Asan to Gunsan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Asan in April, expect nights in Gunsan to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jeonju.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeonju side-trips: Geumsan-gun (Wolmyeongdong & Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest), Tapsa Temple (in Jinan-gun) and Naejangsa Temple (in Jeongeup). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village, get engrossed in the history at Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeondong Catholic Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jeonju online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gunsan to Jeonju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Suncheon.
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Suncheon — 2 nights

Korea's Ecological Capital.

Establishing a name for itself as "Korea's Ecological Capital," Suncheon sits nestled on the southwest coastline of the Korean peninsula, a haven of scenic beauty.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songgwangsa Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saseongam Temple 四聖庵. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Suncheon Open Film Set, walk around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, and then get to know the fascinating history of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Suncheon online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Jeonju to Suncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Jeonju in April, Suncheon is much warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Yeosu.
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Yeosu — 2 nights

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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 16th (Sun): admire the striking features of House N Garden, then head off the coast to Odongdo, and then walk around Dolsan Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hyangiram Hermitage and then take in the awesome beauty at Palyeongsan Nature Recreation Forest.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yeosu online vacation maker.

Yeosu is very close to Suncheon. In April in Yeosu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tongyeong.
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Tongyeong — 4 nights

Explore Tongyeong's surroundings by going to Geoje (Gonggoji & Oedo Botania), Jinju (Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum & Jinjuseong) and Namhae-gun (Boriam Temple & Namhae Pyeonbaek Recreational Forest).

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tongyeong online vacation planner.

You can drive from Yeosu to Tongyeong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Tongyeong sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Seogwipo.
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Seogwipo — 5 nights

Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Halla Mountain. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Seongsan Ilchulbong, kick back and relax at Yongmeori Beach, get outside with Gwangchigi Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jeongbang Waterfall.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Seogwipo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tongyeong to Seogwipo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jeju.
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Jeju — 7 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.
Spend the 30th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Udo, identify plant and animal life at Sangumburi Crater, admire the natural beauty at Hallim Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seogwipo to Jeju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Danyang-gun.
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Danyang-gun — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Danyang-gun: Jungangtap Historic Park (in Chungju) and Byeolmaro Observatory (in Yeongwol-gun).

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Danyang-gun trip builder tool.

You can fly from Jeju to Danyang-gun in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sokcho: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun) and Yangyang-gun (Uisangdae, Naksansa Temple, &more). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sokcho trip planner.

Drive from Danyang-gun to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.
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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 10th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Jarasum Island, then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then don't miss a visit to Petite France.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon online trip maker.

You can drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Chuncheon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Paju.
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Paju — 3 nights

Northwest of the capital, Paju has become known for its cultural attractions, history, and proximity to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of DMZ Haemaru Village and then view the masterpieces at Gallery G-an. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Ilsan Lake Park, then walk around Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park, and then steep yourself in history at The Third Tunnel.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Paju vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Paju takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a subway. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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Gyeonggi-do travel guide

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Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Historic Walking Areas
Korea's most populous province, Gyeonggi-do surrounds (but does not include) the savvy national capital, boasting rivers, lakes, and mountains. The main cultural attractions in Gyeonggi-do emphasize Korea's distant and recent past, including a huge World Heritage-listed fortress, royal tombs, a folk village, and the Demilitarized Zone. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the region's emphasis on ecology, while families can visit a range of kid-friendly spots, from ceramics workshops and museums, to numerous theme parks and water-sport facilities along the coast.
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Chungcheongnam-do travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · History Museums
A major transport hub amidst the fertile plains of Korea's western coast, Chungcheongnam-do has some of the best beaches within a short distance of Seoul. Relax in Korea's oldest known hot springs, then set off to tour Chungcheongnam-do's old fortresses, tombs, and relics--evidence of times when the province hosted capital cities of ancient kingdoms. Much tourism in Chungcheongnam-do focuses on escape weekends with beach outings, fishing, island-hopping, and scenic, well-maintained hiking paths. As Korea's richest and fastest-growing province, Chungcheongnam-do has an active young population and much entertainment year-round.
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Jeollabuk-do travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in mountains and sea, rivers and fertile fields, Jeollabuk-do offers plenty of attractions for nature lovers and foodies. This small southwestern province features snow-capped peaks with ski slopes and a World Heritage-listed biosphere preserve adjacent to beaches from where you can go island-hopping. Tourism in Jeollabuk-do focuses on its archeological heritage, pristine nature, and healing food and sports tours set in royal palaces and pavilions. Visit prehistoric World Heritage-listed megalithic sites, tour villages with traditional hanok houses, and make time on your trip to Jeollabuk-do to sample spicy pond loach stew or bibimbap, a mixed rice dish.
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Jeollanam-do travel guide

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Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Forests
With nearly 2,000 islands off its long coastline--most of them uninhabited--Jeollanam-do makes an attractive spot for nature lovers. Tourism in Jeollanam-do focuses on boat exploration of the coast and islands, and inland trips to the fertile alluvial plains famous for their agricultural products. Visit picturesque tea plantations, an eco-wetland park full of birds and crabs, or global-themed gardens in a scenic bay. Traditional folk villages preserve age-old local culture, including Arirang folk songs and traditional Pansori music. Foodies on holiday in Jeollanam-do will do well to try the province's renowned seafood, particularly the oysters.
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Gyeongsangnam-do travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
An efficient transport system and combination of urban coastal life and pristine mountainous hinterland offer plenty of vacation ideas in Gyeongsangnam-do. A World Heritage-listed Buddhist temple houses tens of thousands of carved woodblocks with ancient writings, while wetland reserves, natural hot springs, and easy mountain trails offer outdoor enthusiasts lots of options. Provincial capital Changwon boasts a diverse eating and drinking scene, as well as one of the world's largest entertainment centers. If planning a trip to Gyeongsangnam-do in the spring, don't miss the cherry blossom festival.
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Jeju Island travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Island of the Gods
A popular vacation island for Koreans and foreigners with a mild coastal climate, Jeju-do offers hiking, caving, horseback riding, and plenty of beaches on which to relax and observe the sunset. A holiday in Jeju-do usually involves a visit to a UNESCO-protected lava tube, where you can see the world’s largest known lava column. Other lava and limestone caves set in botanical gardens, as well as a number of folk villages, combine to offer a diverse range of attractions during treks through the densely forested island, with the well-marked hiking trails also leading past giant basalt statues. Inland theme parks--ranging from a teddy bear museum to an erotic sculpture park--and golf courses provide a diverse range of entertainment options. The matriarchal island is known for its fisherwomen and female divers.
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Chungcheongbuk-do travel guide

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Caves · Landmarks · Mountains
North Chungcheong Province, officially Chungcheongbuk-do, is a province in the centre of South Korea. It was formed in 1896 from the northeastern half of the former Chungcheong province. The provincial capital is Cheongju.GeographyThe province is part of the Hoseo region, and is bounded on the west by Chungcheongnam-do province, on the north by Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do provinces, on the south by Jeollabuk-do province, and on the east by Gyeongsangbuk-do. Chungcheongbuk-do is the only land-locked province in South Korea. The province is mostly mountainous, dominated by the Noryeong Mountains to the north and the Sobaek Mountains to the east.ResourcesAgricultural products includes rice, barley, beans, and potatoes, but the province specializes in ginseng and tobacco. The tobacco was introduced from the US in 1912, transplanted from Virginia.

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Gangwon-do travel guide

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Islands · National Parks · Beaches
Predominantly mountainous, the northernmost province of Gangwon-do offers a wide range of outdoor activities in natural scenery. A typical Gangwon-do itinerary includes scenic hikes through national parks dotted by Buddha statues and tall pagodas, plus relaxation on clean beaches in summer or excellent skiing in winter. Take a cable car to enjoy a view of the World Heritage-listed mountain biosphere, and tour the Demilitarized Zone to understand the magnitude of foreign-imposed division. Forests with edible alpine plants and mushrooms add unique flavors to Gangwon-do's cuisine, which also uses cuttlefish and pollock harvested from the long, steep coast.
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