59 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Fly to Gimpo International Airport, Drive to Incheon
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Incheon
— 3 nights
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Suwon
— 2 nights
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Yongin
— 2 nights
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Daejeon
— 2 nights
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Jeonju
— 2 nights
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Gwangju
— 2 nights
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Mokpo
— 2 nights
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Suncheon
— 2 nights
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Yeosu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 7 nights
Fly to Gimhae International Airport, Drive to Jinju
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Jinju
— 1 night
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Changwon
— 3 nights
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Busan
— 6 nights
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Ulsan
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Daegu
— 2 nights
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Andong
— 2 nights
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Gangneung
— 1 night
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Sokcho
— 2 nights
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Pocheon
— 1 night
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Seoul
— 7 nights
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Incheon — 3 nights

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Incheon Jayu Park, make a trip to Chinatown, step off the mainland to explore Wolmido, then snap pictures at Incheon Bridge, and finally walk around Songdo Central Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Incheon travel itinerary planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Incheon is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. March in Incheon sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Suwon.
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Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

Suwon — 2 nights

City of Filial Piety

The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Seonamgangnu Pavilion, explore the activities along Suwoncheon, make a trip to Hwaseong Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Hwahongmun Gate, then take in the pleasant sights at Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion (Dongbukgakru), and finally get curious at Samsung Innovation Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Paldalmun Gate, steep yourself in history at Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, then steep yourself in history at Hwaseomun, then contemplate the long history of Janganmun Gate, and finally make a trip to Hyowon’s Bell.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Suwon attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Incheon to Suwon in an hour. Other options are to take a subway; or do a combination of subway and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Suwon when traveling from Incheon in March, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Yongin.
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Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Yongin — 2 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.
On the 26th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Korean Folk Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Yongin Daejanggeum Park, then get in on the family fun at Everland, and then stop by Jukjeon Cafe Street.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yongin trip planner.

Yongin is just a short distance from Suwon. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Daejeon.
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Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Daejeon — 2 nights

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
On the 28th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Uam historical Park, make a trip to Skyroad, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daejeon O-World, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, and finally explore the world behind art at Daejeon Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hanbat Arboretum, take in the views from Expo Bridge, then examine the collection at Currency Museum, then don't miss a visit to Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress, and finally examine the collection at Gongju National Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Daejeon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yongin to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yongin in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Daejeon, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jeonju.
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Jeonju — 2 nights

If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Royal Portrait Museum, steep yourself in history at Gyeonggijeon Shrine, don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village, contemplate the long history of Pungnammun Gate, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeondong Catholic Church, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Nambu Market. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Seodong Park, examine the collection at Buyeo National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Omokdae and Imokdae.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Jeonju online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Daejeon to Jeonju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Jeonju can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Gwangju.
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Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

Gwangju — 2 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Change things up with these side-trips from Gwangju: Damyang-gun (Korea Bamboo Museum, Damyang Juknokwon, &more) and Gochang-gun (Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites & Seonunsa Temple). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mudeungsan National Park, take in panoramic vistas at Sajik Park & Observatory, take an in-depth tour of Gwangju Folk Museum, and examine the collection at Gwangju National Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gwangju online trip maker.

Getting from Jeonju to Gwangju by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jeonju in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Gwangju. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mokpo.
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Mokpo — 2 nights

Mokpo is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, located at the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula, close to Yudal mountain. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Mokpo Bridge, stroll around Yudalsan Sculpture Park, get engrossed in the history at Mokpo Modern History Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yudal Mountain, and finally examine the collection at Mokpo Cultural Center. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at National Maritime Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Korean National Maritime Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Gatbawi Rock, then see the interesting displays at Mokpo Natural History Museum, and finally examine the collection at Mokpo Ceramic Livingware Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mokpo tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gwangju to Mokpo. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Suncheon.
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Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

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 6th (Thu), pick up some local products at Suncheon Aretjang Market, make a trip to Suncheon Open Film Set, walk around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, then admire the natural beauty at Suncheon Bay Garden, and finally make a trip to Okcheon Seowon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Seonamsa Seongbo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songgwangsa Temple, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, and finally contemplate the long history of Suncheon Hyanggyo.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Suncheon road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mokpo to Suncheon. In April in Suncheon, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Yeosu.
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Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

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 8th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aqua Planet Yeosu, head off the coast to Odongdo, hunt for treasures at Yeosu Fish Market, then stroll around Yi Sun Shin Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Yeosu Jinnamgwan.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yeosu online route planner.

Yeosu is very close to Suncheon. April in Yeosu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Jeju.
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Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Jeju, Jeju Island — 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Halla Mountain, &more). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Udo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, take a peaceful walk through Bijarim Forest, and walk around Hallim Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jeju trip maker website.

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) so you can travel to Jinju.
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Find places to stay Apr 9 — 16:

Jinju — 1 night

Jinju is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Jinju National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Jinjuseong, then stroll around Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chunggoksa Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Geumhoji, then engage your brain at KAI Aerospace Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Jinju Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jinju travel route builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jeju to Jinju. In April, daytime highs in Jinju are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Changwon.
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Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

Changwon — 3 nights

Changwon is the capital city of Gyeongsangnam-do, on the southeast coast of South Korea. Venture out of the city with trips to Tongyeong (Mireuksan Mountain, Yi Sun-shin Park, &more) and Geoje (Sinseondae, Windy Hill, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yeojwacheon Stream, walk around Jinhae NFRDI Environment Eco-park, go for a walk through Hoewonhyeon Fortress Site, and make a trip to Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Changwon travel route tool.

Explore your travel options from Jinju to Changwon with the Route module. April in Changwon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Busan.
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Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Busan — 6 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Busan side-trips: Yangsan (Beopgi Fountainhead & Yangsan Tower). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Busan online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Changwon to Busan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Changwon in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Busan, with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ulsan.
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Find places to stay Apr 20 — 26:

Ulsan — 2 nights

Gateway to the Yeongnam Alps

A powerhouse of industry not just for South Korea but the world, Ulsan offers up a thriving metropolis dominated by trade but interspersed with some undisturbed scenery.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the activities along Taehwagang National Garden, then stroll around Taehwa River Seepri Bamboo Grove, then walk around Ulsan Grand Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tongdosa Temple. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yeomposan Mountain, walk around Daewangam Park, then examine the collection at Jangsaengpo Whale Museum, then walk around Hakseong Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seoknamsa Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ulsan trip planner.

Getting from Busan to Ulsan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Busan, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Ulsan, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.
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Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Gyeongju — 2 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.
On the 29th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Royal Tomb of King Jinpyeong, cool off at Gyeongju California Beach Water Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seokguram, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bomun Lake. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area, steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, then explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gyeongju holiday maker site.

Getting from Ulsan to Gyeongju by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Daegu.
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Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Daegu — 2 nights

The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at 83 Tower, get in on the family fun at E-World, then walk around Apsan Park, then admire the natural beauty at Daegu Arboretum, and finally walk around Daegu Duryu Park. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kim Gwangseok Street, browse the eclectic array of goods at Seomun Market, see the interesting displays at Sanghwa Yi's Old House, then stroll around Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Donghwasa, and finally contemplate the long history of Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Daegu trip app.

You can take a train from Gyeongju to Daegu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Gyeongju in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Daegu, with highs around 24°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Andong.
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Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Byeongsan Seowon, then get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, then examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Weolyeonggyo Bridge, wander the streets of Andong Folk Village, and then contemplate the long history of Dosanseowon Confucian School.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Andong trip app.

Getting from Daegu to Andong by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gangneung.
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Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

Gangneung — 1 night

A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
On the 5th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Gangneung Seongyojang, contemplate the long history of Gyeongpodae, then get curious at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gyeongpo Beach, and finally head outdoors with Anmok Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gangneung online trip builder.

You can drive from Andong to Gangneung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sokcho.
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Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Sokcho — 2 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sokcho holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Gangneung to Sokcho takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): wander the streets of Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street, then take a stroll through Chuncheon Myeongdong Street, then find something for the whole family at Gangchon Rail Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, head off the coast to Jarasum Island, step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, then find something for the whole family at Petite France, and finally explore the world behind art at Interactive Art Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chuncheon trip planner.

You can drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Chuncheon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pocheon.
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Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

Pocheon — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): walk around Pocheon Art Valley, then admire the natural beauty at Herb Island, then admire the sheer force of Bidulginang Waterfalls, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Korea National Arboretum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pocheon trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Chuncheon to Pocheon with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Seoul.
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Seoul — 7 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.
Seoul is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, get in on the family fun at Lotte World, and stop by Insadong.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Seoul visit planning website.

Explore your travel options from Pocheon to Seoul with the Route module. In May in Seoul, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can 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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