61 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Jeju, Jeju Island
— 10 nights
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Suncheon
— 5 nights
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Gwangju
— 6 nights
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Buan-gun
— 4 nights
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Buyeo-gun
— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (O’sulloc Tea Museum, Gasiri Wind Power Plant, &more). Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, walk around Sarabong Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Bijarim Forest, and hike along Hallasan.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jeju trip maker tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Jeju. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Suncheon.
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Suncheon — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Suncheon: Gurye-gun (Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 & Hwaeomsa Temple), Jinjuseong (in Jinju) and Namhae-gun (Boriam Temple & Imjinseong Fortress). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Gwanghallu Pavilion, admire the natural beauty at Suncheon Bay Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple, and make a trip to Suncheon Open Film Set.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Suncheon trip itinerary app.

Fly from Jeju to Suncheon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Gwangju.
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Gwangju — 6 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gwangju: Unjusa (in Hwasun-gun), Damyang Sikyeongjeong Pavilion (in Damyang-gun) and Bulgapsa Temple (in Yeonggwang-gun). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Mudeungsan National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Soswaewon Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Moak Mountain, get engrossed in the history at Donghak Revolution Memorial Hall, and walk around 5.18 Memorial Park.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gwangju trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Suncheon to Gwangju takes 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 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Buan-gun.
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Buan-gun — 4 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Buan-gun side-trips: Seonunsa Temple (in Gochang-gun), Naejangsan National Park (in Sunchang-gun) and Naejangsa Temple (in Jeongeup).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Buan-gun trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gwangju to Buan-gun. While traveling from Gwangju, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buan-gun, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Buyeo-gun.
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Buyeo-gun — 3 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Buyeo-gun side-trips: Musangsa Temple (in Gyeryong) and Gongju (Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall, Magoksa Temple, &more).

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Buyeo-gun visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Buan-gun to Buyeo-gun. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongeunsa Temple, and stop by Insadong.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seoul visit planner.

Traveling by car from Buyeo-gun to Seoul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Buyeo-gun in December, with highs in Seoul at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Danyang-gun (Aqua World & Gosu Cave), Interactive Art Museum (in Gapyeong-gun) and Pyeongchang-gun (Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall & Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Nami Island, witness a stunning natural landmark at World Oncheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, and admire the sheer force of Gugok Pokpo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Chuncheon trip website.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Chuncheon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In December in Chuncheon, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sokcho: Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple, Osaek Jujeongol Valley, &more), Inje-gun (Pilrye Mineral Spring & Baekdamsa Temple) and Gangneung (Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum & Jeongdongjin Beach). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Seoraksan National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, make a splash at Seorak Waterpia, Head underground at Geumganggul Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Sokcho day trip tool.

Getting from Chuncheon to Sokcho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Donghae.
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Donghae — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the views at Mureung Valley, then Head underground at Hwanseongul Cave, and then don't miss a visit to Donghae City Suhyup Seafood Distribution Center. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Chuam Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cheongok Cave, and then head outdoors with Mangsang Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Donghae route builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sokcho to Donghae. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Gyeongju.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gyeongju: Gatbawi Rock (in Gyeongsan), Statue of Peace (in Pohang) and Daegu (Daegu Safety Theme Park, Sanghwa Yi's Old House, &more). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Juwangsan National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gyeongju trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Donghae to Gyeongju with the Route module. In January in Gyeongju, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
Busan is known for sightseeing, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Busan trip maker website.

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 a bit warmer (7°C), and nights are slightly colder (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time 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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