60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 10 nights
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Chuncheon
— 5 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Busan
— 7 nights
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Tongyeong
— 5 nights
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Hadong-gun
— 3 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
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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.
Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju, about 1h 25 min away. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, visit Myeongdong Shopping Street, and make a trip to Insadong.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seoul holiday planner.

New Delhi, India to Seoul is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Seoul. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in April; daily highs in Seoul reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chuncheon.
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Chuncheon — 5 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 Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang (in Pyeongchang-gun), Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju) and Homyeong Lake (in Gapyeong-gun). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Uiamho Sky Work, take in the dramatic scenery at Bidulginang Waterfalls, and sample the tasty concoctions at Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 5 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore Sokcho's surroundings by going to Inje-gun (Oseam Temple & Baekdamsa Temple), Gangneung (Tongil Park (Unification Park) & Gyeongpodae) and Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple & Osaek Jujeongol Valley). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, get outside with Ulsanbawi Rock, hike along Biryong Falls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cheondang Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sokcho trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ulsan (Daewangam Park, Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden, &more) and Daegu (Kim Gwangseok Street, Donghwasa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Shilla Arts and Science Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sokcho to Gyeongju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gyeongju are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Busan.
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Busan — 7 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: Changwon (Masan Agu-jjim Street, Yeojwacheon Stream, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan trip planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in May, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tongyeong.
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Tongyeong — 5 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Tongyeong side-trips: Geoje (Gonggoji, Oedo Botania, &more), Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum (in Jinju) and Namhae-gun (House N Garden & Namhae Pyeonbaek Recreational Forest). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Hallyeohaesang National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tongyeong trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Busan to Tongyeong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Busan in May, plan for colder days in Tongyeong, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hadong-gun.
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Hadong-gun — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Hadong-gun: Gurye-gun (Hwaeomsa Temple & Saseongam Temple 四聖庵) and Jinju (Jinjuseong & Geumhoji). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Jirisan National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hadong-gun road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tongyeong to Hadong-gun. In May in Hadong-gun, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel 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.
Explore Andong's surroundings by going to Guinsa Temple (in Danyang-gun), Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun) and Yeongju (Sosuseowon Confucian Academy & Buseoksa Temple). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Juwangsan National Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Buyongdae, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Andong online travel route builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hadong-gun to Andong. In May in Andong, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Gasiri Wind Power Plant, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, stroll around Sarabong Park, step off the mainland to explore Udo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jeju tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Andong to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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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