24 days in South Korea Itinerary

24 days in South Korea Itinerary

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24 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Busan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Boeun-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Icheon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Chuncheon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Sokcho
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Seoul
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Mexico City

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
When in Jeju, make a side trip to see Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamdeok Beach, find something for the whole family at Hallim Park, and admire the masterpieces at Jeju Folk Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip planning tool .

Mexico City, Mexico to Jeju is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Jeju, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Udo ©
Udo

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haeundae Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, and make a trip to Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan trip planner .

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

3
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 Gyeongju's surroundings by going to Ulsan (Bangudae Cliff, Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Bulguksa Temple, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Seokguram.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gyeongju trip planning tool .

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Busan in June, you will find days in Gyeongju are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boeun-gun.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Ulsan
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Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

1
night
Boeun-gun

Boeun-gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Songnisan National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Boeun-gun trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gyeongju to Boeun-gun. Traveling from Gyeongju in June, expect nights in Boeun-gun to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Icheon.

Things to do in Boeun-gun

Nature Parks
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Songnisan National Park ©
Songnisan National Park

2
nights
Icheon

Icheon
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a splash at Icheon Termeden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Yeongnyeongneung, examine the collection at Icheon World Ceramics Center, then examine the collection at Haegang Ceramic Museum, and finally take a stroll through Icheon Ceramics Village.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Icheon trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boeun-gun to Icheon. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Icheon

Theme Parks Spas Museums

Side Trip

Yeongnyeongneung
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1
night
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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, and then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chuncheon online journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Icheon to Chuncheon. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa

3
nights
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 (Naksansa Temple & Jujeongol) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Ulsanbawi Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Biryong Falls, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and steep yourself in history at Gwongeumseong Fortress.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sokcho trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Sokcho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Baekdamsa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Osaek Jujeongol Valley ©
Osaek Jujeongol Valley
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

5
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.
Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Gyeongbokgung Palace, learn about all things military at The War Memorial of Korea, pause for some photo ops at Changdeokgung Palace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sokcho to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

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

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