47 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul
— 15 nights
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Daejeon
— 3 nights
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Gwangju
— 3 nights
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Yeosu
— 2 nights
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Jeju
— 8 nights
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Busan
— 10 nights
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Daegu
— 3 nights
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Andong
— 2 nights
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Seoul — 15 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gwanaksan Mountain, Jeongneung Royal Tomb, Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, and wander the streets of Insadong.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seoul tour planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Seoul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Seoul. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 3 nights

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Change things up with these side-trips from Daejeon: Gongju (Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress & Gongju National Museum) and Buyeo-gun (Buyeo National Museum & Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, don't miss a visit to Skyroad, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, and identify plant and animal life at Hanbat Arboretum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Daejeon travel route planner.

Take a train from Seoul to Daejeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 3 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Venture out of the city with trips to Damyang-gun (Damyang Metasequoia Road & Damyang Juknokwon) and Gunsan (Chowon Studio & Japanese-style House in Sinheung-dong (Hirotsu House)). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Mudeungsan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sajik Park & Observatory, and see the interesting displays at Gwangju National Museum.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Gwangju online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Daejeon to Gwangju in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Daejeon in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gwangju, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride 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.
On the 11th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Manseongri Black Sand Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yeosu trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Gwangju to Yeosu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Yeosu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Jeju.
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Jeju — 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 out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gwangchigi Beach, &more). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Udo, walk around Handam Park, take a peaceful walk through Bijarim Forest, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jeju trip planner.

Getting from Yeosu to Jeju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Busan.
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Busan — 10 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hwanglidangil, Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond and Daereungwon Tomb Complex. Explore Busan's surroundings by going to Changwon (Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road, Yeojwacheon Stream, &more), Gimhae Folk Museum (in Gimhae) and Yangsan Tower (in Yangsan). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Yongdusan Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Busan sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. April in Busan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Daegu.
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Daegu — 3 nights

The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Take a break from Daegu with a short trip to Haeinsa in Hapcheon-Gun, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Donghwasa, hunt for treasures at Seomun Market, enjoy breathtaking views from 83 Tower, and make a trip to Kim Gwangseok Street.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Daegu road trip planner.

You can take a train from Busan to Daegu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Busan, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Daegu, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Andong.
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Andong — 2 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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Andong trip builder site.

You can drive from Daegu to Andong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Daegu in May, expect nights in Andong to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are cooler, around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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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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