49 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul
— 10 nights
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Daejeon
— 2 nights
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
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Yeosu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Jeju
— 9 nights
Fly
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Busan
— 11 nights
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Daegu
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 9 nights

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Seoul — 10 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.
You've added Seoul Pub Crawl, Statue of Sejong the Great, Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongmyo Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Suwon (Janganmun Gate, Hwaseong Fortress, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Insadong, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, learn about all things military at The War Memorial of Korea, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

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If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Osan Air Base. In March in Seoul, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 2 nights

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gungdong Rodeo Street, Uam historical Park, Jangtaesan Natural Forest, and other attractions. Keep things going the next day: laugh and play at Expo Park, snap pictures at Expo Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Hanbat Arboretum, then make a trip to Skyroad, then meet the residents at Daejeon O-World, and finally take a peaceful walk through Jangtaesan Natural Forest.

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Traveling by train from Seoul to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of -1°C in Daejeon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 2 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Your day by day itinerary now includes Yudal Mountain, Yudalsan Sculpture Park, Mokpo Bridge, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of May 18th National Cemetery, take a stroll around Asia Culture Center, see the interesting displays at Chosun University Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sajik Park & Observatory, then appreciate the history behind 5.18 Memorial Park, and finally walk around Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Yudal Mountain, stroll around Yudalsan Sculpture Park, then snap pictures at Mokpo Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Peace, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Gatbawi Rock.

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Getting from Daejeon to Gwangju by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Daejeon in April, Gwangju is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Yeosu.
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Yeosu — 4 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.
You've added Nangman Pocha Street (Cart Bars), Hyangiram Hermitage, Dolsan Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Yeongchwisan Mountain and Odongdo. It doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aqua Planet Yeosu and contemplate the long history of Yeosu Jinnamgwan.

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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 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Jeju.
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Jeju — 9 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.
You've added Handam Coastal Trail, Woljeongri Beach, Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Let the collections at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and O’sulloc Tea Museum capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dongmun Market and Segowipo Maeil Olle Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Jeongbang Waterfall, Cheonjiyeon Falls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, step off the mainland to explore Udo, and Head underground at Manjanggul Cave.

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You can fly from Yeosu to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.
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Busan — 11 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You've added Huin Yeoulgil, Huinnyeoul Culture Village, Jinhae Gunhangje Festival, and other attractions to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Haedong Yonggungsa and Yeongdo Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village and Gwangbokro Culture and Fashion street. Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Changwon (Jinhae NFRDI Environment Eco-park, Yeojwacheon Stream, &more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, see the interesting displays at Busan Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Songjeong Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at UN Memorial Cemetery.

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You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In April, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Daegu.
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Daegu — 1 night

The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Your list of things to see and do now includes E-World, Cheongna Hill, Suseongmot Lake, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Daegu Arboretum, stroll around Wolgok History Park, walk around Apsan Park, stroll around Daegu Duryu Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Suseongmot Lake, and finally hunt for treasures at Seomun Market. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, make a trip to Kim Gwangseok Street, get engrossed in the history at Kyungpook National University Museum, steep yourself in history at Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Donghwasa, and finally take in the views from Ayang Railroad.

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You can take a train from Busan to Daegu in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Daegu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Seoul.
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Seoul — 9 nights

You've added Lotte World Folk Museum, 4.19 Memorial Cemetery, Lotte World, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at DMZ Haemaru Village and Naksansa Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Bukhansan National Park and Nami Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Seoraksan National Park (in Sokcho), Incheon (Songdo Central Park, Sinpo International Market, &more) and Paju (Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park, Gamaksan Chulleong Bridge, &more). Enjoy Seoul some more: laugh and play at Korean Folk Village, admire the natural beauty at The Garden of Morning Calm, take a memorable drive along Gubongsan Mountain Observatory Cafe Street, and get to know the resident critters at Alpaca World.

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Take a train from Daegu to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Daegu in April: highs in Seoul hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C.
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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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