29 days in South Korea Itinerary

29 days in South Korea Itinerary

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29 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Shaker Heights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
1
Seoul
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sokcho
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Andong
— 2 nights
4
Changnyeong-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
6
Busan
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Seogwipo, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: Shaker Heights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Appreciate the collections at Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Museum of Korea. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Everland (in Yongin) and Eurwangni Beach (in Incheon). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Changdeokgung Palace, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, don't miss a visit to Seoul City Hall, and pause for some photo ops at Gwanghuimun.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seoul day trip planner.

Shaker Heights, USA to Seoul is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Korea Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seoul when traveling from Shaker Heights in October, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eurwangni Beach, Everland
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Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Everland ©
Everland

4
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore hidden gems such as Seoraksan National Park and Bongpo Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naksansa Temple and Abai Village. Take a break from Sokcho with a short trip to Gyeongpo Beach in Gangneung, about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, admire the sheer force of Cheondang Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Geumganggul Cave, and hunt for treasures at Sokcho Jungang Market.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sokcho day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gyeongpo Beach, Bongpo Beach, Naksansa Temple
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Gyeongpo Beach ©
Gyeongpo Beach
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a stroll through Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon), then steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): wander the streets of Andong Folk Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gounsa Temple, then contemplate the long history of Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy, and finally see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Andong day trip website .

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Andong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Andong are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Changnyeong-gun.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Gounsa Temple
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Dosanseowon Confucian School ©
Dosanseowon Confucian School
Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy ©

1
night
Changnyeong-gun

Changnyeong-gun ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Upo Wetland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hwawangsan Mountain, and then get engrossed in the history at Changnyeong Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Changnyeong-gun travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Andong to Changnyeong-gun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Andong in November, expect nights in Changnyeong-gun to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Changnyeong-gun

Parks Trails Nature
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Upo Wetland ©
Upo Wetland
Hwawangsan Mountain ©
Hwawangsan Mountain

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.
Get some cultural insight at Bulguksa Temple and Yangdong Folk Village. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anapji Pond and Gyeongju National Museum. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, explore the activities along Bomun Lake, make a trip to Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Seokguram.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Changnyeong-gun to Gyeongju. While traveling from Changnyeong-gun, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum

5
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
We've included these beaches for you: Haeundae Beach and Dadaepo Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gwangalli Beach and Gwangbokro Culture and Fashion street. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, shop like a local with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, and kick back and relax at Songjeong Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan visit website .

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in November: highs in Busan hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Songdo Beach ©
Songdo Beach
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach

6
nights
Seogwipo, Jeju Island

Seogwipo ©
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Do some cultural sightseeing at O'Sulloc Tea Museum and Kim Younggap Gallery Dumoak. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yongmeori Beach and Jungmun Saekdal Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Jeongbang Waterfall, find something for the whole family at PLAY KPOP, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Songaksan Mountain, and identify plant and animal life at Jeju 1100 Altitude Wetland.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seogwipo trip builder site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Busan to Seogwipo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks Nature Museums
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Songaksan Mountain ©
Songaksan Mountain
Yongmeori Beach ©
Yongmeori Beach
Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff ©
Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff

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