38 days in South Korea Itinerary

38 days in South Korea Itinerary

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38 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h
1
Seoul
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Chuncheon
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Suncheon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Daejeon
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Sokcho
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Andong
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Gyeongju
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Busan
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

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.
Change things up with a short trip to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, stroll through Cheonggyecheon Stream, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Korea Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in October, you will find days in Seoul are cooler (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

DMZ Haemaru Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chuncheon: Pyeongchang-gun (Phoenix Snow Park & Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang) and Gapyeong-gun (Petite France, The Garden of Morning Calm, & more). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Nami Island, take a stroll through Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, and get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon route planner .

Getting from Seoul to Chuncheon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Suncheon.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gapyeong-gun, Pyeongchang-gun
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Phoenix Snow Park ©
Phoenix Snow Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suncheon: Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun), Yeosu (Geobukseon Mohyeong Cheheomjang & Odongdo) and Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songgwangsa Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, stroll around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Suncheon Open Film Set.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Suncheon online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Suncheon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chuncheon in November, you will find days in Suncheon are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Daejeon.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeosu, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, Unjusa
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Nagan Eupseong Folk Village ©
Nagan Eupseong Folk Village
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Unjusa ©
Unjusa

5
nights
Daejeon

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daejeon: Cheonan (The Independence Hall of Korea & Gakwonsa Temple), Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall (in Gongju) and Sangdangsanseong Fortress (in Cheongju). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Yuseong Hot Springs, admire the masterpieces at Daejeon Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Mokcheokgyo Bridge, and examine the collection at Currency Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Daejeon trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Suncheon to Daejeon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Suncheon in November, expect nights in Daejeon to be slightly colder, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Daejeon

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cheonan, Sangdangsanseong Fortress, Buyeo National Museum, Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall
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Currency Museum ©
Currency Museum
Yuseong Hot Springs ©
Yuseong Hot Springs
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum

4
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sokcho: Naksansa Temple (in Yangyang-gun), Woljeongsa (in Pyeongchang-gun) and Gangneung (Jeongdongjin Beach & Gyeongpo Beach). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park, hunt for treasures at Sokcho Jungang Market, make a trip to Abai Village, and walk around Sokch Seorak Sunrise Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sokcho tour planning tool .

Drive from Daejeon to Sokcho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gangneung, Naksansa Temple, Woljeongsa
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Buseoksa Temple (in Yeongju) and Danyang-gun (Guinsa Temple & Gosu Cave). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, ponder the world of politics at Gyeongsangbukdo City Hall, examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, and take in the views from Wollyeongo Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Andong trip planning website .

You can drive from Sokcho to Andong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Danyang-gun, Buseoksa Temple
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple
Gosu Cave ©
Gosu Cave

4
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.
Gyeongju is known for historic sites, nature, museums, theme parks, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, appreciate the history behind Seokguram, contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, and see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gyeongju trip maker site .

Traveling by bus from Andong to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Gyeongju are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

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

6
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Go for a jaunt from Busan to Geoje to see Oedo Botania about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Busan trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit 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 by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Oedo Botania
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

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