44 days in East Asia Itinerary

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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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Buyeo-gun
— 3 nights
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Gunsan
— 2 nights
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Jeonju
— 3 nights
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Suncheon
— 3 nights
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Yeosu
— 2 nights
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Geoje
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seogwipo
— 5 nights
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Jeju
— 7 nights
Fly
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
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Chuncheon
— 3 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.
Explore Yongin's surroundings by going to Anseong Namsadang Training Center (in Anseong) and Suwon (Suwon Jeil Church, Suwoncheon, &more). Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Korean Folk Village. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Everland.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yongin trip planner.

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. In April, Yongin is somewhat warmer than Bremen - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough 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), steep yourself in history at Hyeonchungsa Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gagwonsa Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at The Independence Hall of Korea. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The West Sea Protection Hall and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magoksa Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Asan holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Yongin to Asan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and train. In April in Asan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Buyeo-gun.
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Buyeo-gun — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buyeo-gun: Gongju (Gongju National Museum, Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress, &more).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Buyeo-gun trip website.

Traveling by car from Asan to Buyeo-gun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Asan in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buyeo-gun: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gunsan.
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Gunsan — 2 nights

Gunsan is a city in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. On the 11th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Eunpa Lake Park, don't miss a visit to Japanese-style House in Sinheung-dong (Hirotsu House), then don't miss a visit to Chowon Studio, and finally make a trip to Dongguksa Temple. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Peace, get outside with National Institute of Ecology, and then browse the exhibits of Gunsan Modern Architecture Exhibition Hall.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gunsan online route planner.

Drive from Buyeo-gun to Gunsan in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Gunsan are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeonju: Geumsan-gun (Wolmyeongdong & Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest), Tapsa Temple (in Jinan-gun) and Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Jeonju Hanok Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeondong Catholic Church, and get engrossed in the history at Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeonju trip app.

Traveling by car from Gunsan to Jeonju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Jeonju sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Suncheon.
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Suncheon — 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Suncheon: Hadong-gun (Jirisan National Park & Ssanggyesa Temple), Hwaeomsa Temple (in Gurye-gun) and Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songgwangsa Temple and steep yourself in history at Suncheon Hyanggyo.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Suncheon road trip planner.

You can drive from Jeonju to Suncheon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Jeonju in April since evenings lows in Suncheon dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dadohae National Park - Goheung Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hyangiram Hermitage, step off the mainland to explore Odongdo, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aqua Planet Yeosu.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yeosu trip itinerary planner.

Yeosu is very close to Suncheon. April in Yeosu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Geoje.
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Geoje — 3 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Tongyeong (Seopilang Gongwon, Sebyeonggwan Hall, &more), Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum (in Jinju) and Changwon (Jehwangsan Park, Yeojwacheon Stream, &more).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Geoje journey site.

Drive from Yeosu to Geoje in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Geoje can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to 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 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Halla Mountain. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Seongsan Ilchulbong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakchunsa Temple, examine the collection at Teddy Bear Museum Jeju, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangchigi Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seogwipo trip planning site.

Fly from Geoje to Seogwipo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough 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 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Udo, stroll around Hallim Park, explore the striking landscape at Yongduam Rock, and take a peaceful walk through Bijarim Forest.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Jeju travel planner.

Getting from Seogwipo to Jeju by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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: Yangyang-gun (Hajodae, Naksansa Temple, &more) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gwongeumseong Fortress and make a trip to Yeonggeumjeong.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sokcho online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Sokcho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chuncheon.
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Chuncheon — 3 nights

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sutasa Temple (in Hongcheon-gun) and Gapyeong-gun (Petite France & Interactive Art Museum). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, examine the collection at Chuncheon Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chuncheon online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Chuncheon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car 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).
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at DMZ Haemaru Village and then view the masterpieces at Gallery G-an. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Heyri Art Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Ilsan Lake Park, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Camp Bonifas.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paju online trip maker.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Paju in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and subway; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 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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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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