52 days in South Korea Itinerary

52 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 4 nights
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Andong
— 5 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Chuncheon
— 5 nights
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Seoul
— 8 nights
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Daejeon
— 5 nights
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Gwangju
— 5 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 7 nights

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Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Step out of Busan to go to Geoje and see Oedo Botania, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, and take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Busan attractions app.

York, UK to Busan is an approximately 19-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from York to Busan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from York in June: high temperatures in Busan hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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Lookout
Taejongdae
4.3
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Religious Site
Haedong Yonggung Temple
4.1

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Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Daegu (Sanghwa Yi's Old House, Seomun Market, &more), Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden (in Ulsan) and Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Tongiljeon.

Before you visit Gyeongju, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Busan in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Water Body
Anapji Pond
4.1
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World heritage site
Bulguksa Temple
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Gyeongju National Museum
4.5

5
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Andong

Andong ©

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: Yeongju (Sosuseowon Confucian Academy & Buseoksa Temple), Danyang-gun (Yangbaek Waterfall, Aqua World, &more) and Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, stroll around Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongnyangsa Temple.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Andong sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Andong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Andong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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National Park
Juwangsan National Park
4.5
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World heritage site
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
4.0
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Cave
Gosu Cave
3.8

5
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Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sokcho: Yangyang-gun (Osaek Jujeongol Valley, Naksansa Temple, &more), Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun) and Pyeongchang-gun (Woljeongsa Temple & Sangwonsa). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Biryong Falls, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sokcho trip planner.

Drive from Andong to Sokcho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:
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National Park
Seoraksan National Park
4.8
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Religious Site
Naksansa Temple
4.6
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Hiking Trail
Ulsanbawi Rock
4.7

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Chuncheon

Chuncheon ©
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: Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun), Traditional Liquor Museum Sansawon (in Pocheon) and Pyeongchang-gun (Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch, Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sutasa Temple, and examine the collection at Chuncheon Makguksu Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chuncheon online trip builder.

You can drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
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Island
Nami Island
4.3
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Religious Site
Cheongpyeongsa
4.3

8
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Seoul

Seoul ©
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.
Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju), Icheon Termeden (in Icheon) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and don't miss a visit to Jongmyo Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Seoul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Daejeon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 27:
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Must see
N Seoul Tower
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World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
4.5

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Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boeun-gun (Songnisan National Park & Beopjusa Temple), Tapsa Temple (in Jinan-gun) and Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cheongnamdae, see the interesting displays at Buyeo National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Cheongju National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gapsa temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Daejeon trip planner.

Drive from Seoul to Daejeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gwangju.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1:
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World heritage site
Beopjusa Temple
4.5
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National Park
Songnisan National Park
4.7
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Religious Site
Tapsa Temple
4.6

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Gwangju

Gwangju ©
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Get out of town with these interesting Gwangju side-trips: Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun), Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun) and Suncheon (Seonamsa Temple, Songgwangsa Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naesosa Temple, explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park, get outside with Soswaewon, and get to know the fascinating history of Gwanghallu Pavilion.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gwangju vacation site.

You can drive from Daejeon to Gwangju in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Daejeon in August: highs in Gwangju hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Gwangju

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:
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Historic Walking Area
Gwanghallu Pavilion
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Religious Site
Naesosa Temple
4.7

7
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Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Halla Mountain, Seongsan Ilchulbong, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, head off the coast to Udo, see the interesting displays at Jeju National Museum, and walk around Hallim Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jeju trip builder site.

Getting from Gwangju to Jeju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 13:
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World heritage site
Seongsan Ilchulbong
4.6
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Garden
Hallim Park
4.1

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