44 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Gimpo International Airport, Drive to Incheon
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Incheon
— 4 nights
Subway
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Suwon
— 1 night
Subway
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Yongin
— 1 night
Bus
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Daejeon
— 1 night
Bus
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Jeonju
— 2 nights
Train
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Gwangju
— 1 night
Bus
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Suncheon
— 1 night
Drive
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Yeosu
— 1 night
Fly
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Jeju
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tongyeong
— 2 nights
Bus
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Geoje
— 1 night
Drive
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Jinju
— 1 night
Drive
13
Changwon
— 1 night
Drive
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Busan
— 3 nights
Train
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Daegu
— 1 night
Train
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Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Andong
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gangneung
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sokcho
Bus
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Chuncheon
— 2 nights
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Seoul
— 6 nights
Drive
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Paju
— 2 nights
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Incheon — 4 nights

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Change things up with these side-trips from Incheon: Bucheon (Gogang Prehistoric Relics Park & Bucheon Natural Ecological Park). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bomunsa Temple, step off the mainland to explore Muuido Island, walk around Incheon Grand Park, and stop by Square 1.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Incheon sightseeing planner.

Bremen, Germany to Incheon is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bremen to Incheon is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Incheon when traveling from Bremen in April, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Suwon.
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Suwon — 1 night

City of Filial Piety

The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
On the 6th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Suwon Jeil Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Suwon online trip builder.

You can drive from Incheon to Suwon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or do a combination of subway and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yongin.
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Yongin — 1 night

Located within the capital's urban sprawl, Yongin stands as a city in its own right, but has come to be considered a suburb of Seoul.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Korean Folk Village.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yongin trip itinerary planner.

Yongin is just a short distance from Suwon. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Daejeon.
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Daejeon — 1 night

A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Daejeon Museum of Art, then identify plant and animal life at Hanbat Arboretum, then take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Daejeon O-World.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Daejeon tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yongin to Daejeon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Jeonju.
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Jeonju — 2 nights

If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Royal Portrait Museum, contemplate the long history of Gyeonggijeon Shrine, make a trip to Jeonju Hanok Village, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeondong Catholic Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Pungnammun Gate.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeonju journey builder tool.

Drive from Daejeon to Jeonju in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Daejeon in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Jeonju: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 1 night

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. On the 11th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Mudeungsan National Park, stroll around 5.18 Memorial Park, and then stroll around Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Damyang Juknokwon and then appreciate the extensive heritage of 1913 Songjeong Station Market.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gwangju road trip planner.

You can take a train from Jeonju to Gwangju in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jeonju in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gwangju, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Suncheon.
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Suncheon — 1 night

Korea's Ecological Capital.

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.
On the 12th (Wed), walk around Jukdobong Park.

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Traveling by car from Gwangju to Suncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yeosu.
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Yeosu — 1 night

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A serene port city midway along South Korea's south coast, Yeosu offers a waterfront of marinas, seafood, and scenic island views.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll around Yi Sun Shin Square, head off the coast to Odongdo, then meet the residents at Aqua Planet Yeosu, and finally walk around Dolsan Park.

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Yeosu is just a short distance from Suncheon. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Jeju.
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Jeju — 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeongbang Waterfall, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Udo, take in the awesome beauty at Saebyeol Oreum, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jeju route maker tool.

You can fly from Yeosu to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Tongyeong.
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Tongyeong — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): head outdoors with Mireuksan Mountain, identify plant and animal life at Dara Park, then head off the coast to Maemuldo, and finally don't miss a visit to Dongpirang Mural Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Yi Sun-shin Park, then don't miss a visit to Hansan Daecheob Gwangjang, then make a trip to Undersea Tunnel, and finally take in the views from Tongyeong Daegyo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tongyeong trip builder.

You can fly from Jeju to Tongyeong in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In April in Tongyeong, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Geoje.
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Geoje — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Maengjongjuk Theme Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Geoje trip itinerary maker app.

Geoje is very close to Tongyeong. In April in Geoje, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jinju.
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Jinju — 1 night

Jinju is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Jinju road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Geoje to Jinju. In April in Jinju, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Changwon.
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Changwon — 1 night

Changwon is the capital city of Gyeongsangnam-do, on the southeast coast of South Korea. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Mt. Mageumsan Hot Springs, take in the views from Yeojwacheon Romance Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Yeojwacheon Stream.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jinju to Changwon. April in Changwon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Busan.
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Busan — 3 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, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa, and make a trip to Yongdusan Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Changwon to Busan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Busan when traveling from Changwon in April, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Daegu.
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Daegu — 1 night

The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
On the 26th (Wed), stroll around Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, walk around Apsan Park, take in panoramic vistas at 83 Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Donghwasa, and finally steep yourself in history at Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Daegu trip planner.

You can take a train from Busan to Daegu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Royal Tomb of King Jinpyeong, then pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and finally explore the activities along Bomun Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, then explore the activities along Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheomseongdae Observatory.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gyeongju travel route planning website.

Traveling by train from Daegu to Gyeongju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Daegu in April, expect nights in Gyeongju to be a bit warmer, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Andong.
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Andong — 2 nights

Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture

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 29th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Buyongdae, steep yourself in history at Andong Hahoe Folk Village, then see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Byeongsan Seowon. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock-carved Standing Buddha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa, then contemplate the long history of Dosanseowon Confucian School, and finally snap pictures at Weolyeonggyo Bridge.

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You can drive from Gyeongju to Andong in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. April in Andong sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gangneung.
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Gangneung — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa Temple, then see the interesting displays at Ojukheon Municipal Museum, then see the interesting displays at Ojukheon, and finally head outdoors with Gyeongpo Beach. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Gyeongpodae, get curious at Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, then get outside with Jeongdongjin Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sacheonjin Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gangneung trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Andong to Gangneung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sokcho.
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Sokcho

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
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You can drive from Gangneung to Sokcho in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off to Chuncheon.
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Chuncheon — 2 nights

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gapyeong-gun (Petite France, Interactive Art Museum, &more). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Nami Island, wander the streets of Kim You-jeong House of Literature, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, and get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chuncheon trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Seoul is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, find something for the whole family at Lotte World, get great views at N Seoul Tower, and stroll around Namsan Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Chuncheon to Seoul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. May in Seoul sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paju.
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Paju — 2 nights

Northwest of the capital, Paju has become known for its cultural attractions, history, and proximity to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Dora Observatory, deepen your knowledge of military history at Panmunjom, then steep yourself in history at The Third Tunnel, and finally don't miss a visit to Dorasan Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of DMZ Haemaru Village.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paju online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Paju takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In May, daily temperatures in Paju can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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