35 days in East Asia Itinerary

35 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul
— 3 nights
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Incheon
— 2 nights
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Suwon
— 1 night
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Sokcho
— 3 nights
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Pyeongchang-gun
— 2 nights
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Andong
— 2 nights
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Daegu
— 2 nights
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Pohang
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Busan
— 2 nights
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Geoje
— 1 night
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Yeosu
— 2 nights
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Gwangyang
— 3 nights
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Boseong-gun
— 2 nights
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Jeongeup
— 2 nights
Drive to Kunsan Air Base, Fly to Jeju International Airport
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Jeju
— 2 nights

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Seoul

— 3 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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Changdeokgung Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul route maker tool.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Osan Air Base. May in Seoul sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Incheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

Incheon

— 2 nights
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
On the 9th (Mon), stroll around Bucheon Wonmi Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Incheon trip itinerary app.

Incheon is very close to Seoul. Traveling from Seoul in May, you will find days in Incheon are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Suwon.

Things to do in Incheon

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Suwon

— 1 night

City of Filial Piety

The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Korean Folk Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, then make a trip to Hwaseong Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Hwahongmun Gate, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion (Dongbukgakru).

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Suwon holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Incheon to Suwon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or do a combination of subway and train. In May in Suwon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Suwon

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

Sokcho

— 3 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Take a break from Sokcho with a short trip to Naksansa Temple in Yangyang-gun, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinheungsa Temple, and hunt for treasures at Sokcho Central Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sokcho tour itinerary website.

Getting from Suwon to Sokcho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Pyeongchang-gun

— 2 nights
A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
On the 16th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Baekseok Falls, then wander the wide-open spaces of Daegwanryeong Yangtte Ranch, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa Temple. On the next day, get a taste of life in the country at Daegwanryeong Samyang Ranch.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pyeongchang-gun tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Sokcho to Pyeongchang-gun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Andong.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Andong

— 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Weolyeonggyo Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and then see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Andong trip builder tool.

Getting from Pyeongchang-gun to Andong by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Daegu.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Daegu

— 2 nights
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll around Gukchaebosang Memorial Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Daegu road trip site.

Getting from Andong to Daegu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Andong in May, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in Daegu: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pohang.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Pohang

— 2 nights
Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and a main seaport in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Posco Museum, then make a trip to Homigot Sunrise Plaza, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jukdo Market. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Kicheongsan Botanical Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bogyeongsa Temple, and then get outside with Hwajin Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Pohang trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Daegu to Pohang by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Daegu in May, expect nights in Pohang to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are much colder, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Pohang

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Gyeongju

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seokguram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then engage your brain at Silla Arts And Science Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyeongju Hyanggyo, then steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory, then contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and finally see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju holiday builder tool.

Gyeongju is just a short distance from Pohang. May in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Busan

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get great views at Taejongdae, stroll around Yongdusan Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally make a trip to BIFF Square. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and finally head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Busan trip site.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in May, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geoje.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Geoje

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Geoje Shipbuilding and Maritime Cultural Centre, head outdoors with Oedo Botania, then go for a walk through Windy Hill, and finally make a trip to Historic Park of Geoje POW Camp.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Geoje road trip website.

Traveling by car from Busan to Geoje takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Busan, expect colder days and about the same nights in Geoje, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yeosu.

Things to do in Geoje

Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Yeosu

— 2 nights

http://tour.yeosu.go.kr/en

A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
Venture out of the city with trips to Namhae-gun (Imjinseong Fortress, German Village, &more). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Odongdo, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aqua Planet Yeosu, walk around Dolsan Park, and take an in-depth tour of Geobukseon Mohyeong Cheheomjang.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yeosu trip app.

Traveling by car from Geoje to Yeosu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Yeosu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Gwangyang.

Things to do in Yeosu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Gwangyang

— 3 nights
Gwangyang is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): walk around Pyeongsari Park, then make a trip to Choe Champandaek House, and then don't miss a visit to Gwangyang Maehwa Village. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Yudang Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gwangyang online attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yeosu to Gwangyang. In May, daytime highs in Gwangyang are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Boseong-gun.

Things to do in Gwangyang

Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

Boseong-gun

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Unjusa and then don't miss a visit to Street of Memories - Deungnyang Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, kick back and relax at Yulpo Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Korea Tea Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Boseong-gun journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gwangyang to Boseong-gun. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gwangyang in June: high temperatures in Boseong-gun hover around 28°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Jeongeup.

Things to do in Boseong-gun

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Jeongeup

— 2 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeongeup: Buan-gun (Naesosa Temple & Gaeamsa Temple), Gochang-gun (Seonunsa Temple, Gochangeupseong Fortress, &more) and Damyang-gun (Metasequoia-lined Road & Damyang Juknokwon).

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jeongeup online tour itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boseong-gun to Jeongeup. Expect little chillier evenings in Jeongeup when traveling from Boseong-gun in June, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Jeongeup

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Jeju

— 2 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). There's much more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail, and admire the masterpieces at Trick Art Museum Korea.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jeju vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Jeongeup to Jeju with the Route module.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Jeju Island travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A popular vacation island for Koreans and foreigners with a mild coastal climate, Jeju-do offers hiking, caving, horseback riding, and plenty of beaches on which to relax and observe the sunset. A holiday in Jeju-do usually involves a visit to a UNESCO-protected lava tube, where you can see the world’s largest known lava column. Other lava and limestone caves set in botanical gardens, as well as a number of folk villages, combine to offer a diverse range of attractions during treks through the densely forested island, with the well-marked hiking trails also leading past giant basalt statues. Inland theme parks--ranging from a teddy bear museum to an erotic sculpture park--and golf courses provide a diverse range of entertainment options. The matriarchal island is known for its fisherwomen and female divers.