60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea trip planner
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Seoul
— 11 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Andong
— 4 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 10 nights
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Suncheon
— 5 nights
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Gwangju
— 5 nights
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Daejeon
— 6 nights
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
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Busan
— 7 nights
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Seoul — 11 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Suwon (Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, &more) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from N Seoul Tower, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village.

Make your Seoul itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Manchester, UK to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, you will find days in Seoul are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are much hotter (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 5 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Venture out of the city with trips to Woljeongsa Temple (in Pyeongchang-gun), Gyeongpodae (in Gangneung) and Yangyang-gun (Naksan Beach, Naksansa Temple, &more). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baekdamsa Temple, trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and make a splash at Seorak Waterpia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sokcho journey planner.

Drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sokcho, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Andong.
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Andong — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Andong: Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun), Gosu Cave (in Danyang-gun) and Buseoksa Temple (in Yeongju). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Juwangsan National Park. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa, and examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Andong journey builder.

You can drive from Sokcho to Andong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Andong can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 10 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). Spend the 17th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Sanho Beach, step off the mainland to explore Udo, and get outside with Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jeju online trip planner.

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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Andong in September: high temperatures in Jeju hover around 30°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Suncheon.
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Suncheon — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Suncheon side-trips: Odongdo (in Yeosu), Boriam Temple (in Namhae-gun) and Hwaeomsa Temple (in Gurye-gun). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gwanghallu Pavilion, walk around Pyeongsari Park, and contemplate the long history of Jinjuseong.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Suncheon attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Suncheon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Jeju in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Suncheon, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 5 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Change things up with these side-trips from Gwangju: Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun), Naesosa Temple (in Buan-gun) and Gochang-gun (Seonunsa Temple, Gochangeupseong Fortress, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mudeungsan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, make a trip to Jeonju Hanok Village, and take in nature's colorful creations at Soswaewon Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gwangju road trip tool.

Getting from Suncheon to Gwangju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Gwangju, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 6 nights

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daejeon: Gongju (Gapsa temple, Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress, &more), Tapsa Temple (in Jinan-gun) and Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest (in Geumsan-gun). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Songnisan National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Currency Museum, snap pictures at Expo Bridge, contemplate the long history of Busosanseong Fortress, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Daejeon trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Gwangju to Daejeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gwangju in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Daejeon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyeongju: Ulsan (Ulsan Daegok Museum, Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, &more), Daegu (Daegu Duryu Park & Gukchaebosang Memorial Park) and Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, contemplate the long history of Oksanseowon Confucian Academy, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and get great views at Columnar Jointing Observation Deck.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gyeongju day trip app.

You can 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 11th (Tue) early enough to 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.
Busan is known for sightseeing, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, and stroll around Yongdusan Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, 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 in Busan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 18th (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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