60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 10 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Suncheon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Gurye-gun
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Gongju
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Seoul
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Sokcho
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Andong
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
8
Gyeongju
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Busan
— 8 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

10
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and The Islander. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hyeopjae Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Yongmeori Beach, Songaksan Mountain, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Spirited Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and walk around Hallim Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju trip itinerary builder site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Jeju is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: highs in Jeju hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Suncheon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Suwolbong Peak
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Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach

4
nights
Suncheon

Suncheon ©
Establishing a name for itself as "Korea's Ecological Capital," Suncheon sits nestled on the southwest coastline of the Korean peninsula, a haven of scenic beauty.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hyangiram Hermitage and Songgwangsa Temple. Visiting Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon and Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Suncheon side-trips: Jinjuseong (in Jinju) and Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple, and stroll around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Suncheon road trip planning app.

You can fly from Jeju to Suncheon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Suncheon when traveling from Jeju in October, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gurye-gun.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jinju, Hyangiram Hermitage, Unjusa, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
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Jinjuseong ©
Jinjuseong
Hyangiram Hermitage ©
Hyangiram Hermitage
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon

2
nights
Gurye-gun

Gurye-gun ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Gwanghallu Pavilion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Namwon Manboksaji, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hwaeomsa Temple. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hwagae Market, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ssanggyesa Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gurye-gun online travel route builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Suncheon to Gurye-gun. In October, daytime highs in Gurye-gun are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gongju.

Things to do in Gurye-gun

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Namwon, Hadong-gun
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Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 ©
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵
Gwanghallu Pavilion ©
Gwanghallu Pavilion
Ssanggyesa Temple ©
Ssanggyesa Temple

4
nights
Gongju

Gongju ©
Gongju, also spelt Kongju, is a city in South Chungcheong province, South Korea.HistoryGongju was formerly named Ungjin and was the capital of Baekje from AD 475 to 538. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to AMI Art Museum and Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall. Gwanchoksa Temple and Magoksa Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gongju: Buyeo-gun (Busosanseong, Nakhwaam Rock, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gapsa temple, get engrossed in the history at SeokJangNi Museum, contemplate the long history of Gongsanseong, and see the interesting displays at Gongju National Museum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gongju trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gurye-gun to Gongju. In October in Gongju, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gongju

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Buyeo-gun, AMI Art Museum, Gwanchoksa Temple
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Gwanchoksa Temple ©
Gwanchoksa Temple
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum
Gongsanseong ©
Gongsanseong

9
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bukhansan National Park and Nami Island. Do your shopping at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Market. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Korean Folk Village (in Yongin), Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, explore the world behind art at Seoul Arts Center, stop by Insadong, and wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seoul itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gongju to Seoul. Traveling from Gongju in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seoul, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nami Island, Korean Folk Village, Hwaseong Fortress, DMZ Haemaru Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress

6
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Visiting Gyeongpo Beach and Bongpo Beach will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Ojukheon and Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sokcho side-trips: Pyeongchang-gun (Sangwonsa & Woljeongsa), Jeongdongjin Beach (in Gangneung) and Songjiho Beach (in Goseong-gun). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, enjoy the sea views from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, and stroll through Cheonjin Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Sokcho trip app.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seoul in October since evenings lows in Sokcho dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gangneung, Goseong-gun, Pyeongchang-gun, Naksansa Temple, Baekdamsa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

6
nights
Andong

Andong ©
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Hahoe Mask Museum and Andong Folk Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Cheongnyangsa Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Yeongju (Buseoksa Temple & Sosuseowon Confucian School), Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram) (in Gunwi-gun) and Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Sobaeksan National Park. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa and explore the fascinating underground world of Gosu Cave.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Andong travel planning website.

You can drive from Sokcho to Andong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Andong, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yeongju, Cheongnyangsa Temple, Gosu Cave, Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram), Juwangsan National Park
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 12:
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Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple

8
nights
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Gyeongju Historic Area and Gyeongju National Museum. Get some cultural insight at Cheonmachong Tomb and Cheomseongdae Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyeongju: Daegu (Sanghwa Yi's Old House, Seomun Market, &more), Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon) and Ulsan (Ulsan Daegok Museum, Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, contemplate the long history of Oksanseowon Confucian Academy, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon, and explore the striking landscape of Gyeongju National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip planner.

You can take a bus from Andong to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Gyeongju are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Daegu, Ulsan, Eunhaesa Temple
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 20:
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area

8
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jagalchi Market and Shinsegae Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Gallery 604 and Busan Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busan: Surowangbi-reung (in Gimhae), Geoje (Oedo Botania & Hakdong Mongdol Beach) and Yeojwacheon Stream (in Changwon). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at UN Memorial Cemetery, kick back and relax at Dadaepo Beach, walk around Dongbaekseom Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

Make your Busan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in November: highs in Busan hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Geoje, Surowangbi-reung, Yeojwacheon Stream
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 28:
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UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Dadaepo Beach ©
Dadaepo Beach

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