58 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Fly to Incheon International Airport, Drive to Seosan
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Seosan
— 3 nights
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Seoul
— 8 nights
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Sokcho
— 4 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Daejeon
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
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Busan
— 9 nights
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Suncheon
— 4 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 13 nights
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Seosan — 3 nights

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ganwolam Temple and Solmoe Shrine. Buseoksa Temple and Chusa House (Kim Jeong-hui House) will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Seosan side-trips: AMI Art Museum (in Dangjin), The West Sea Protection Hall (in Pyeongtaek) and Yesan-gun (Yesan Apple Wine & Sudeoksa Temple).

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Cairo, Egypt to Seosan is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Seosan, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seoul.
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Seoul — 8 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.
Let the collections at Gyeongbokgung Palace and The War Memorial of Korea capture your imagination. Changdeokgung Palace and Hwaseong Fortress will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Suwon (Suwon Jeil Church & Hwaseong Haenggung Palace). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, stop by Insadong, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seosan to Seoul. In October, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 4 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Popular historic sites such as Naksansa Temple and Sinheungsa Temple are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jeongdongjin Beach and Naksan Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum (in Gangneung) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach and cool off at Seorak Waterpia.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sokcho holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in October, Sokcho is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Andong.
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Andong — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Sosuseowon Confucian Academy. Popular historic sites such as Buseoksa Temple and Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park are in your itinerary. Explore Andong's surroundings by going to Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram) (in Gunwi-gun) and Sainam Rock (in Danyang-gun). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, and steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School.

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You can drive from Sokcho to Andong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 5 nights

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Appreciate the collections at Currency Museum and Daejeon Observatory. Visit Busosanseong Fortress and Gapsa temple for their historical value. Explore Daejeon's surroundings by going to Beopjusa Temple (in Boeun-gun), Cheongnamdae (in Cheongju) and Gongju (Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress & Magoksa Temple). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Yeojin Gallery of Buddhist Art, take in the views from Expo Bridge, cool off at Spavis, and pause for some serene contemplation at Daeheungdong Catholic Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Daejeon online holiday maker.

Drive from Andong to Daejeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Andong in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Daejeon: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 5 nights

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
You'll explore and learn at Gyeongju National Museum and Ulsan Petroglyph Museum. Get some historical perspective at Bulguksa Temple and Eunhaesa Temple. Explore Gyeongju's surroundings by going to Ulsan (Seoknamsa Temple & Ulsan Daegok Museum) and Daegu (Donghwasa & Sanghwa Yi's Old House). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Girimsa Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gyeongju sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Daejeon to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Busan.
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Busan — 9 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
For shopping fun, head to Jagalchi Market or Shinsegae Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Haedong Yonggungsa and Beomeosa Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Gimhae (Surowangbi-reung, Gimhae National Museum, &more), Miryang City Museum (in Miryang) and Tongdosa Temple (in Yangsan). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, get outside with Dadaepo Beach, shop like a local with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Suncheon.
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Suncheon — 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Unjusa and Songgwangsa Temple are in your itinerary. Gwanghallu Pavilion and Hwaeomsa Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suncheon: Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Cheoneunsa Temple) and Honbul Literary House (in Namwon). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple and head outdoors with Waon Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Suncheon route planner.

Getting from Busan to Suncheon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Busan in November: highs in Suncheon hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 13 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.
Do your shopping at Dongmun Market and Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema. O’sulloc Tea Museum and Gwaneumsa Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, get outside with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, examine the collection at Jeju National Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jeju tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Suncheon to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back 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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