60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Seoul
— 7 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Donghae
— 1 night
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 3 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 21 nights
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Gwangju
— 4 nights
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Daejeon
— 6 nights
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Gyeongju
— 4 nights
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Busan
— 7 nights
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cheonggyecheon Stream and Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun). Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Insadong, explore the world behind art at Leeum Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seoul travel route planning tool.

Mexico City, Mexico to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Mexico City to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in February, expect Seoul to be colder, temps between 5°C and -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sokcho.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:

Sokcho — 5 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Get outdoors at Seoraksan National Park and Gangmun Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jeongdongjin Beach and Jumunjin Beach. Explore Sokcho's surroundings by going to Gangneung (Yeongjin Beach & Gyeongpo Beach) and Yangyang-gun (Osaek Jujeongol Valley & Naksansa Temple). And it doesn't end there: hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Bongpo Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Cheonjin Beach, and take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sokcho visit planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Donghae.
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Donghae — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get outside with Mangsang Beach, appreciate the views at Mureung Valley, and then kick back and relax at Chuam Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Donghae route planner.

Explore your travel options from Sokcho to Donghae with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pyeongchang-gun.
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Pyeongchang-gun — 3 nights

A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Buseoksa Temple and Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall. Take a break from the city and head to Phoenix Snow Park and High1 Ski Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Pyeongchang-gun: Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun) and Danyang-gun (Yangbaek Waterfall & Gosu Cave).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyeongchang-gun tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Donghae to Pyeongchang-gun with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Jeju.
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Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

Jeju, Jeju Island — 21 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.
Bangju Church and Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hamdeok Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, delve into the lush surroundings at Bijarim Forest, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park, and stroll around Handam Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeju day trip planning app.

Getting from Pyeongchang-gun to Jeju by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 4 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hwaeomsa Temple and Unjusa. Take a break from the city and head to Mudeungsan National Park and Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon. Get out of town with these interesting Gwangju side-trips: Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 (in Gurye-gun), Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon) and Songgwangsa Temple (in Suncheon). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gwangju trip planner.

Fly from Jeju to Gwangju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daytime highs in Gwangju are 1°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
Visit Beopjusa Temple and Daeheungdong Catholic Church for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cheongnamdae and Gapsa temple. Explore Daejeon's surroundings by going to Gongju (Magoksa Temple & Gyeryongsan National Park), Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest (in Geumsan-gun) and Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Songnisan National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maninsan Mountain, take in the views from Expo Bridge, and take a peaceful walk through Jangtaesan Natural Forest.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Daejeon travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Gwangju to Daejeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gwangju in April, expect cooler with lows of 6°C in Daejeon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Juwangsan National Park and Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bulguksa Temple and Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden (in Ulsan) and Daegu (Donghwasa & Seomun Market). There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Seokguram and look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip planning app.

Take a train from Daejeon to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Daejeon in April, expect nights in Gyeongju to be somewhat warmer, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Haeundae Beach and Hwawangsan Mountain. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Busan Gamcheon Culture Village and Seopilang Gongwon. Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Miryang City Museum (in Miryang), Jeonhyeoklim Art Museum (in Tongyeong) and Gimhae Folk Museum (in Gimhae). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, examine the collection at Busan Museum, and get outside with Songjeong Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Busan trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Busan, with highs around 22°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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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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