29 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Busan
— 4 nights
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
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Gangneung
— 4 nights
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Donghae
— 1 night
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Daejeon
— 5 nights
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Seoul
— 6 nights
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Busan — 4 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for sightseeing, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Haeundae Beach, examine the collection at Busan Museum, walk around Yongdusan Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Helsinki, Finland to Busan is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Helsinki to Busan due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Helsinki, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju — 2 nights

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
On the 27th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Seokguram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple, and then find something for the whole family at Gyeongju World. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cheomseongdae Observatory, then explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyeongju Hyanggyo.

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Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in February, you will find days in Gyeongju are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are a bit warmer (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Jeju.
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 6 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju, has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Halla Mountain, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at 9.81 Park, go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail, get in on the family fun at Eco Land Theme Park, and stroll around Jeju April 3rd Peace Park.

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Getting from Gyeongju to Jeju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Gangneung.
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Gangneung — 4 nights

A large coastal city, Gangneung has been historically separated from much of the country because of the long, stretching mountain range that runs parallel to the sea.
Explore Gangneung's surroundings by going to Seoraksan National Park (in Sokcho) and Pyeongchang-gun (Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang & Phoenix Snow Park). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Jeongdongjin Beach, steep yourself in history at Gyeongpodae, stroll around Tongil Park (Unification Park), and head outdoors with Gyeongpo Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Jeju to Gangneung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Donghae.
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Donghae — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): head outdoors with Mangsang Beach, appreciate the views at Mureung Valley, and then head outdoors with Chuam Beach.

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Explore your travel options from Gangneung to Donghae with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 5 nights

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daejeon: Boeun-gun (Songnisan National Park & Beopjusa Temple), Jeonju (Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center, Jeonju Hanok Village, &more) and Dugguhbi Saengtae Munhwagwan (in Cheongju). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanbat Arboretum, take in the awesome beauty at Maninsan Mountain, and make a trip to Gungdong Rodeo Street.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Donghae to Daejeon. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Seoul.
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Seoul — 6 nights

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.
Step out of Seoul with an excursion to Korean Folk Village in Yongin--about 1h 15 min away. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

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You can take a train from Daejeon to Seoul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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South Korea travel guide

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Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.
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