60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Korea journey planner

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Incheon
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Gimpo
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 10 nights
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Gwangju
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Boseong-gun
— 3 nights
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Daejeon
— 5 nights
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Danyang-gun
— 4 nights
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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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Andong
— 3 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Busan
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Incheon

— 1 night
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Incheon road trip site.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Incheon is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Sofia to Incheon. In April, daytime highs in Incheon are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Gimpo.

Things to do in Incheon

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

Gimpo

You've now added Geolpo Central Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll around Geolpo Central Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gimpo trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Incheon to Gimpo with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Gimpo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gimpo

Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

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.
You've added Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju National Museum, Nexon Computer Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Jeju to go to Seogwipo and see Gwangchigi Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, hike along Jeju Olle Trail Routes, find something for the whole family at Eco Land Theme Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Saebyeol Oreum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju vacation builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gimpo to Jeju. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 16:

Gwangju

— 1 night
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gwangju route 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, taxi, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boseong-gun.

Things to do in Gwangju

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

Boseong-gun

— 3 nights
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Yulpo Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, and then stroll through Hwalseong Sanseong Sanlim Yokjang.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Boseong-gun day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gwangju to Boseong-gun. In April, daytime highs in Boseong-gun are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Daejeon.

Things to do in Boseong-gun

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Daejeon

— 5 nights
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Explore Daejeon's surroundings by going to Cheongju (Suamgol Observatory, Sangdangsanseong Fortress, &more) and Gunsan (Dongguksa Temple, Gyeongamdong Railroad Town, &more). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, trek along Gyejoksan Mountain Red Clay Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Daejeon National Cemetery, and get outside with Daechungho Obaekri-Gil.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Daejeon tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Boseong-gun to Daejeon with the Route module. Expect cooler evenings in Daejeon when traveling from Boseong-gun in April, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Danyang-gun.

Things to do in Daejeon

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 25:

Danyang-gun

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Danyang-gun side-trips: Mungyeong (Mungyeongsaejae Open Set & Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park) and Yeongju (Sosuseowon Confucian Academy & Buseoksa Temple).

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Danyang-gun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Daejeon to Danyang-gun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Danyang-gun

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:

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 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by car from Danyang-gun to Seoul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Seoul are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 7:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chuncheon side-trips: Gapyeong-gun (Petite France, Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War, &more) and Museum SAN (in Wonju). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Nami Island, get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park, visit Chuncheon Myeongdong Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chuncheon travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In May in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 11:

Sokcho

— 4 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Go for a jaunt from Sokcho to Yangyang-gun to see Naksansa Temple about 30 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Biryong Falls, make a trip to Daepo Port, enjoy the sea views from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, and get outside with Ulsanbawi Rock.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sokcho trip planner.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Andong

— 3 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: 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 the long history of Dosanseowon Confucian School, snap pictures at Weolyeonggyo Bridge, and examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Andong visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Andong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Andong, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyeongju: Gyeongsan (Gatbawi Rock & Bangokji) and Daegu (Donghwasa, Heeum - Museum of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Bomun Lake, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and appreciate the history behind Daereungwon Tomb Complex.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gyeongju travel planner.

Traveling by car from Andong to Gyeongju takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 24:

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: Changwon (Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road, Yeojwacheon Stream, &more). There's lots more to do: get outside with Haeundae Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and get great views at Taejongdae.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Busan trip tool.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Gyeongju, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — Jun 1:

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.