60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 8 nights
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Chuncheon
— 4 nights
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Sokcho
— 4 nights
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Donghae
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Busan
— 7 nights
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Suncheon
— 5 nights
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Gwangju
— 5 nights
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Buan-gun
— 4 nights
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Buyeo-gun
— 3 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 11 nights
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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.
Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, walk around Namsan Park, and wander the streets of Insadong.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seoul journey tool.

Paris, France to Seoul is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Seoul, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Seoul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chuncheon.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 30:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chuncheon: Gapyeong-gun (Homyeong Lake & Interactive Art Museum), Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun) and Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang (in Pyeongchang-gun). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Chiaksan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon, examine the collection at Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In November in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sokcho.
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Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:

Sokcho — 4 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Get out of town with these interesting Sokcho side-trips: Yangyang-gun (Osaek Jujeongol Valley, Osaek Carbonated Hot Springs, &more). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, cool off at Seorak Waterpia, trek along Biryong Falls, and enjoy the sea views from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sokcho trip planner.

Drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Donghae.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

Donghae — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Chotdaebawi (Candlestick Rock), then kick back and relax at Chuam Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Samcheok Rose Park. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Cheongok Cave, then appreciate the views at Mureung Valley, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hwanseongul Cave.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Donghae trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sokcho to Donghae. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gyeongju.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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 Daegu (Daegu Modern History Museum, Seomun Market, &more), Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun) and Ulsan (Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden & Seoknamsa Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, contemplate the waterfront views at Bomun Lake, and see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Donghae to Gyeongju with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Busan.
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Find places to stay Dec 10 — 16:

Busan — 7 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Imgyeongdae (in Yangsan) and Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest (in Ulsan). There's still lots to do: get outside with Haeundae Beach, stroll around Busan Citizens Park, make a trip to Yongdusan Park, and snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan travel planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in December, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Suncheon.
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Find places to stay Dec 16 — 23:

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.
Explore Suncheon's surroundings by going to Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon), Namhae-gun (House N Garden & Boriam Temple) and Jinjuseong (in Jinju). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hwaeomsa Temple, examine the collection at Seonamsa Seongbo Museum, stroll around Jukdobong Park, and don't miss a visit to Suncheon Open Film Set.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Suncheon travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Busan to Suncheon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in December, expect nights in Suncheon to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gwangju.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:

Gwangju — 5 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Venture out of the city with trips to Jeonju (Moak Mountain & Jeonju Hanok Village), Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun) and Gochangeupseong Fortress (in Gochang-gun). There's much more to do: walk around Mudeungsan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Pungam Reservoir, and admire the natural beauty at Soswaewon Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gwangju vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Suncheon to Gwangju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Gwangju sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Buan-gun.
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Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:

Buan-gun — 4 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buan-gun: Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan), Gunsan (Dongguksa Temple & Eunpa Lake Park) and National Institute of Ecology (in Seocheon-gun).

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Buan-gun trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gwangju to Buan-gun. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gwangju in January: highs in Buan-gun hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Buyeo-gun.
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Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

Buyeo-gun — 3 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buyeo-gun: Gongju (Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress, Gongju National Museum, &more).

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Buyeo-gun journey planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Buan-gun to Buyeo-gun with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Jeju.
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Jeju, Jeju Island — 11 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 Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Gasiri Wind Power Plant, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, head outdoors with Woljeongri Beach, hike along Jeju Olle Trail Routes, and kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jeju visit website.

Traveling by flight from Buyeo-gun to Jeju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and ferry. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 20:

South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
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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