60 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 10 nights
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Suncheon
— 4 nights
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Gwangju
— 5 nights
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Buan-gun
— 4 nights
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Buyeo-gun
— 4 nights
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Seoul
— 8 nights
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Chuncheon
— 4 nights
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Sokcho
— 5 nights
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Donghae
— 2 nights
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Gyeongju
— 6 nights
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Busan
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Jeju, Jeju Island — 10 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 (Gasiri Wind Power Plant & Seongsan Ilchulbong). Spend the 18th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, head outdoors with Saryeoni Forest Path, head off the coast to Udo, and trek along Hallasan.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jeju trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Jeju, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Suncheon.
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Suncheon — 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suncheon: Namhae-gun (Boriam Temple & Imjinseong Fortress), Jinjuseong (in Jinju) and Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Hwaeomsa Temple). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Gwanghallu Pavilion, walk around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, make a trip to Suncheon Open Film Set, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Songgwangsa Temple.

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Getting from Jeju to Suncheon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. November in Suncheon sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 5 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Explore Gwangju's surroundings by going to Gochangeupseong Fortress (in Gochang-gun), Jeonju (Moak Mountain, Jeonju Hanok Village, &more) and Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Mudeungsan National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Soswaewon Garden, see the interesting displays at Mokpo Natural History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, and walk around Yudalsan Sculpture Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gwangju online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Suncheon to Gwangju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Gwangju can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buan-gun.
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Buan-gun — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Buan-gun: Naejangsan National Park (in Sunchang-gun), National Institute of Ecology (in Seocheon-gun) and Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan).

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Buan-gun vacation planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Gwangju to Buan-gun with the Route module. Traveling from Gwangju in December, you will find days in Buan-gun are somewhat warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Buyeo-gun.
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Buyeo-gun — 4 nights

Explore Buyeo-gun's surroundings by going to Gongju (Gapsa temple, Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress, &more).

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Buyeo-gun trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Buan-gun to Buyeo-gun. December in Buyeo-gun sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seoul.
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Seoul — 8 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.
Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Bongeunsa Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Buyeo-gun to Seoul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Buyeo-gun in December, with highs in Seoul at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chuncheon.
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Chuncheon — 4 nights

The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chuncheon: Pyeongchang-gun (Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang & Lee Hyo Seok Literature Forest), Gosu Cave (in Danyang-gun) and Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, examine the collection at Chuncheon Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gugok Pokpo.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chuncheon road trip planning app.

You can drive from Seoul to Chuncheon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sokcho.
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Sokcho — 5 nights

Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sokcho: Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple, Osaek Jujeongol Valley, &more) and Gangneung (Tongil Park (Unification Park), Jeongdongjin Beach, &more). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, admire the sheer force of Biryong Falls, cool off at Seorak Waterpia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach.

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You can drive from Chuncheon to Sokcho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Donghae.
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Donghae — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): appreciate the views at Mureung Valley, then explore the fascinating underground world of Hwanseongul Cave, and then make a trip to Donghae City Suhyup Seafood Distribution Center. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Chuam Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Cheongok Cave, and then kick back and relax at Mangsang Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Donghae route site.

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Gyeongju — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gyeongju side-trips: Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan), Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun) and Daegu (Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park, Seomun Market, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Bomun Lake, enjoy breathtaking views from Columnar Jointing Observation Deck, and examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyeongju trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Donghae to Gyeongju with the Route module. January in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Busan.
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Busan — 7 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest (in Ulsan) and Oedo Botania (in Geoje). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Haeundae Beach, snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and stroll around Yongdusan Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Busan trip planner.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in January, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (7°C), and nights are little chillier (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) 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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