22 days in South Korea Itinerary

22 days in South Korea Itinerary

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22 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  18​h
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Busan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Daegu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Jeonju
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Daejeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Andong
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Gwangju
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Seoul
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Montreal


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4
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step out of Jeju to go to Seogwipo and see Seongsan Ilchulbong, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Halla Mountain, stroll through Sarabong Park, and trek along Jeju Olle Trail Routes.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jeju vacation builder site .

Montreal, Canada to Jeju is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Montreal to Jeju. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, wander the streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwangalli Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Busan trip maker tool .

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Busan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the activities along Anapji Pond, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tongiljeon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Seokguram. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gyeongju National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip planner .

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in April, you will find days in Gyeongju are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are a bit warmer (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Daegu.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

1
night
Daegu

Daegu
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 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Donghwasa, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Seomun Market, then stroll through Apsan Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Kim Gwangseok Memorial Street.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Daegu trip maker .

Getting from Gyeongju to Daegu by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Daegu: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jeonju.

Things to do in Daegu

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Apsan Park
Apsan Park
Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Seomun Market
Seomun Market

1
night
Jeonju

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Jeonju World Cup Stadium, see the interesting displays at Jeonju Fan Culture Center, examine the collection at Jeonju Sori Culture Center, steep yourself in history at Chimyeongjasan Martyrs Ground, then admire the striking features of Jeonju Gaeksa, and finally contemplate the long history of Gyeonggijeon Shrine.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeonju online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Daegu to Jeonju takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Daegu in April, you will find days in Jeonju are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Daejeon.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites Museums
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Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Jeonju Hanok Village ©
Jeonju Hanok Village
Jeonju Sori Culture Center ©
Jeonju Sori Culture Center

1
night
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Daejeon Museum of Art, examine the collection at Currency Museum, then explore and take pictures at Daejeon World Cup Stadium, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Daejeon tour itinerary app .

Getting from Jeonju to Daejeon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Daejeon, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Daejeon

Museums Nature Parks
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Currency Museum ©
Currency Museum
Yuseong Hot Springs ©
Yuseong Hot Springs
Daejeon World Cup Stadium ©
Daejeon World Cup Stadium

1
night
Andong

Andong ©
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Andong Hahoe Folk Village, then examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum, then take a stroll through Andong Folk Village, and finally examine the collection at Traditional Culture Contents Museum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Andong tour itinerary builder website .

Drive from Daejeon to Andong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Daejeon in April, plan for slightly colder days in Andong, with highs around 14°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Andong Folk Museum ©
Andong Folk Museum
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Andong Folk Village ©
Andong Folk Village

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple, hike along Biryong Falls, and then hike along Ulsanbawi Rock.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sokcho day trip tool .

Getting from Andong to Sokcho by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gwangju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

1
night
Gwangju

Gwangju
Gwangju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, a suburb southeast of Seoul. On the 29th (Mon), get into the urban bustle at U.Square Cultural Center and then admire the natural beauty at Hwadam Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gwangju tour planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Sokcho to Gwangju with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Gwangju can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Gwangju

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

U.Square Cultural Center
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4
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.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, and shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gwangju to Seoul. April in Seoul sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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