60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 14 nights
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Chuncheon
— 5 nights
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Sokcho
— 6 nights
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Gyeongju
— 5 nights
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Busan
— 7 nights
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Jinan-gun
— 1 night
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Buan-gun
— 6 nights
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Cheongju
— 4 nights
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Anseong
— 2 nights
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Seoul
— 9 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 14 nights

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 (Cheonjiyeon Falls, Jeongbang Waterfall, &more). Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, walk around Hallim Park, step off the mainland to explore Udo, and go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju road trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Jeju is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Jeju is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Chuncheon.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
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Chuncheon — 5 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: Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun), Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju) and Gosu Cave (in Danyang-gun). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, and see the interesting displays at Chuncheon Art Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chuncheon itinerary planner.

You can fly from Jeju to Chuncheon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In June, daytime highs in Chuncheon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sokcho.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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Sokcho — 6 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sokcho: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Gangneung (Jeongdongjin Beach & Tongil Park (Unification Park)) and Yangyang-gun (Hajodae, Naksansa Temple, &more). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, make a splash at Seorak Waterpia, enjoy the sea views from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, and take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sokcho trip planner.

Getting from Chuncheon to Sokcho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Gyeongju.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Gyeongju — 5 nights

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Daegu (Seomun Market & Donghwasa), Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun) and Ulsan (Seoknamsa Temple & Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gyeongju visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sokcho to Gyeongju takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Busan.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

Busan — 7 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Change things up with a short trip to Oedo Botania in Geoje (about 1h 40 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Haeundae Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Busan tour itinerary app.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jinan-gun.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 22:

Jinan-gun — 1 night

On the 23rd (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maisan and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapsa Temple.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jinan-gun holiday site.

Explore your travel options from Busan to Jinan-gun with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Jinan-gun are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Buan-gun.
Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Buan-gun — 6 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Buan-gun: Gangcheonsan County Park (in Sunchang-gun), Gwanghallu Pavilion (in Namwon) and Gochang-gun (Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites, Gochangeupseong Fortress, &more).

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Buan-gun online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jinan-gun to Buan-gun. July in Buan-gun sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cheongju.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:

Cheongju — 4 nights

Cheongju is the capital and largest city of North Chungcheong Province in South Korea.HistoryCheongju has been an important provincial town since ancient times.During Hideyoshi's Invasions of Korea, Cheongju was the site of the Battle of Chongju, during which the Korean forces re-took the city from the Japanese forces in an important early victory.The government of the province relocated here from Chungju in 1908.The opening of the Chungbuk-line in 1926 sparked regional development. Change things up with these side-trips from Cheongju: Boeun-gun (Songnisan National Park & Beopjusa Temple), Gapsa temple (in Gongju) and Jincheon Nongdari Bridge (in Jincheon-gun). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Sangdangsanseong Fortress, have fun and explore at Cheongju National Museum, and contemplate the long history of Cheongnamdae.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cheongju trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Buan-gun to Cheongju. In July, daily temperatures in Cheongju can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Anseong.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

Anseong — 2 nights

Anseong is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, 80km south of Seoul. On the 3rd (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buraksan and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Icheon Termeden. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Mirinae Holy Site and then gain insight at Anseong Namsadang Training Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Anseong tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Cheongju to Anseong with the Route module. In August in Anseong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Seoul.
Nature · Spas · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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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.
Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju, about 1h 25 min away. Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take a stroll through Insadong, and admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Seoul visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Anseong to Seoul with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Find places to stay Aug 4 — 13:

South Korea travel guide

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History Museums · Shopping · 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.