60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 9 nights
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Chuncheon
— 4 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 13 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Hadong-gun
— 3 nights
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Tongyeong
— 5 nights
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Busan
— 8 nights
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Seoul — 9 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park (in Bucheon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market.

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

Bremen, Germany to Seoul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Bremen in May, expect Seoul to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Chuncheon.
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Chuncheon — 4 nights

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chuncheon: Homyeong Lake (in Gapyeong-gun), Pyeongchang-gun (Lee Hyo Seok Literature Forest & Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang) and Wonju (Museum SAN & Guryongsa Temple). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa, walk around Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, and examine the collection at Animation Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon visit site.

Getting from Seoul to Chuncheon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. In May in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sokcho: Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple, Osaek Jujeongol Valley, &more), Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun) and Gyeongpodae (in Gangneung). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Geumganggul Cave, head outdoors with Cheonjin Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Sokcho road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Gasiri Wind Power Plant, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). Spend the 31st (Wed) 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 Hamdeok Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, and stroll around Sarabong Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jeju trip maker website.

Fly from Sokcho to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Andong: Yeongju (Sosuseowon Confucian Academy & Buseoksa Temple), Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun) and Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock-carved Standing Buddha, steep yourself in history at Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, and take a stroll through Andong Gunja Village.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Andong road trip tool.

Fly from Jeju to Andong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Andong sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Explore Gyeongju's surroundings by going to Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan), Daegu (Donghwasa, Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, &more) and Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden (in Ulsan). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Gyeongju National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, admire the masterpieces at Art Sonje Museum, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

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

Traveling by car from Andong to Gyeongju takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (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: Jinjuseong (in Jinju) and Gurye-gun (Hwaeomsa Temple & Saseongam Temple 四聖庵). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Jirisan National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hadong-gun online driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gyeongju to Hadong-gun. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tongyeong.
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Tongyeong — 5 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Tongyeong side-trips: Geoje (Gyeryongsan, Oedo Botania, &more), Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum (in Jinju) and Namhae-gun (House N Garden & Namhae Pyeonbaek Recreational Forest). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Hallyeohaesang National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tongyeong journey planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hadong-gun to Tongyeong. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Busan.
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Busan — 8 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Wiyangji (in Miryang), Changwon (Hoewonhyeon Fortress Site, Yeojwacheon Stream, &more) and Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun (in Gimhae). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, see the interesting displays at Busan Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Busan trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Tongyeong to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Tongyeong, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. On the 29th (Thu), 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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