28 days in South Korea Itinerary

28 days in South Korea Itinerary

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28 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Suncheon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Busan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Andong
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sokcho
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Seoul
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Hallim Park and Seongeup Folk Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Gwaneumsa Temple and Hangpaduri Hangmong Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (O’sulloc Tea Museum, Seongsan Ilchulbong, & more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, admire the natural beauty at Spirited Garden, kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and get outside with Hamdeok Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jeju road trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Jeju is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Jeju is 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, you will find days in Jeju are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Suncheon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gwaneumsa Temple ©
Gwaneumsa Temple
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Hwaeomsa Temple and Songgwangsa Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seonamsa Temple and Nagan Eupseong Folk Village. Step out of Suncheon to go to Yeosu and see Odongdo, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Suncheon Open Film Set, steep yourself in history at Okcheon Seowon, deepen your understanding at Suncheon Hyanggyo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Suncheon Bay Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Suncheon trip builder .

You can fly from Jeju to Suncheon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Jeju in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Suncheon, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Odongdo, Hwaeomsa Temple
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Seonamsa Temple ©
Seonamsa Temple
Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple
Nagan Eupseong Folk Village ©
Nagan Eupseong Folk Village

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Popular historic sites such as Haedong Yonggung Temple and Yeongdo Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gamcheon Culture Village and Busan Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, get outside with Gwangalli Beach, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan trip planner .

You can drive from Suncheon to Busan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Busan, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Spas Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bulguksa Temple and Gyeongju National Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seokguram and Cheomseongdae Observatory. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, appreciate the history behind Tongiljeon, contemplate the long history of Gyeongju Historic Area, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyeongju Hyanggyo Confucian School.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Busan in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gyeongju: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Seokguram ©
Seokguram
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Andong Hahoe Folk Village and Buseoksa Temple. Bongjeongsa and Andong Folk Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, explore the striking landscape at Buyongdae, snap pictures at Wollyeongo Bridge, and make a trip to Rock-carved Standing Buddha.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Andong road trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Gyeongju to Andong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Andong can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Buseoksa Temple
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple
Bongjeongsa ©
Bongjeongsa

3
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Get some cultural insight at Naksansa Temple and Abai Village. Sinheungsa Temple and Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, get outside with Biryong Falls, don't miss a visit to Daepo Port, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sokcho online tour planner .

Getting from Andong to Sokcho by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
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Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Sinheungsa Temple ©
Sinheungsa Temple

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street. Get some historical perspective at Changdeokgung Palace and DMZ Haemaru Village. Step out of Seoul with an excursion to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Insadong, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seoul tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Seoul, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

DMZ Haemaru Village, Hwaseong Fortress
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Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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