60 days in South Korea Itinerary

60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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
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.
Head to Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and The Islanderfor some retail therapy. Visit Yakchunsa Temple and Gwaneumsa Temple for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Yongmeori Beach, Songaksan Mountain, & more). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Bijarim Forest, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Spirited Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip itinerary maker .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Jeju is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Jeju is 7 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect nights in Jeju to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jinjuseong and Hyangiram Hermitage. Get outdoors at Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon and Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum. Go for a jaunt from Suncheon to Hwasun-gun to see Unjusa about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, stroll around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Songgwangsa Temple.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Suncheon trip maker app .

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

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jinju, Unjusa, Hyangiram Hermitage, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
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Jinjuseong ©
Jinjuseong
Hyangiram Hermitage ©
Hyangiram Hermitage
Nagan Eupseong Folk Village ©
Nagan Eupseong Folk Village

2
nights
Gurye-gun

Gurye-gun ©
On the 17th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Gwanghallu Pavilion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namwon Manboksaji, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hwaeomsa Temple. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, then stop by Hwagae Market, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ssanggyesa Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gurye-gun trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Suncheon to Gurye-gun. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gongju.

Things to do in Gurye-gun

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hadong-gun, Namwon
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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. Popular historic sites such as Gwanchoksa Temple and Gongsanseong are in your itinerary. Buyeo National Museum and Magoksa Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Gongju side-trips: Buyeo-gun (Busosanseong & Nakhwaam Rock) and AMI Art Museum (in Dangjin). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gapsa temple, get engrossed in the history at Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall, and examine the collection at Gongju National Museum.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Gongju trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gurye-gun to Gongju. In October, daily temperatures in Gongju can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gongju

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Buyeo-gun, Gwanchoksa Temple, AMI Art Museum
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
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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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bongeunsa Temple will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Trickeye Museum Seoul and Korean Folk Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Nami Island (in Chuncheon), Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, admire the striking features of Deoksugung, and explore the world behind art at Seoul Arts Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Gongju to Seoul with the Route module. Traveling from Gongju in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seoul, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nami Island, Hwaseong Fortress, Korean Folk Village, DMZ Haemaru Village
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 31:
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Gyeongpo Beach and Bongpo Beach. Naksansa Temple and Woljeongsa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sokcho: Songjiho Beach (in Goseong-gun), Gangneung (Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, Jeongdongjin Beach, & more) and Sangwonsa (in Pyeongchang-gun). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Ulsanbawi Rock, enjoy the sea views from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baekdamsa Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sokcho trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive 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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Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ojukheon ©
Ojukheon

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.
Appreciate the collections at Hahoe Mask Museum and Andong Folk Museum. Get some historical perspective at Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Buseoksa Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Andong: Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun), Gunwi Buddha Triad Grotto (2nd Seokguram) (in Gunwi-gun) and Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Sobaeksan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sosuseowon Confucian School, explore the fascinating underground world of Gosu Cave, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa.

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Getting from Sokcho to Andong by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Andong sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cheonmachong Tomb and Cheomseongdae Observatory. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gyeongju National Museum and House of Seo Sangdon. Explore Gyeongju's surroundings by going to Eunhaesa Temple (in Yeongcheon), Daegu (Sanghwa Yi's Old House, Seomun Market, & more) and Ulsan (Ulsan Daegok Museum, Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, get to know the fascinating history of Tongiljeon, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gyeongju National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gyeongju visit planner.

Getting from Andong to Gyeongju by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November in Gyeongju, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Gallery 604 and Busan Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at UN Memorial Cemetery and Beomeosa Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Yeojwacheon Stream (in Changwon), Surowangbi-reung (in Gimhae) and Geoje (Oedo Botania & Hakdong Mongdol Beach). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach, kick back and relax at Dadaepo Beach, stroll around Dongbaekseom Island, and take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan trip planner .

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

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Geoje, Yeojwacheon Stream, Surowangbi-reung
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 28:
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Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Songdo Beach ©
Songdo Beach
Yeojwacheon Stream ©
Yeojwacheon Stream

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