28 days in South Korea Itinerary

28 days in South Korea Itinerary

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28 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Busan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cheongsong-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Donghae
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Pyeongchang-gun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Sokcho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Chuncheon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Seoul
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  18​h
End: New York City

5
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get out of town with these interesting Jeju side-trips: Seogwipo (Halla Mountain & Seongsan Ilchulbong). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, head outdoors with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, find something for the whole family at Hallim Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeju itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Jeju is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from New York City to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

3
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, historic sites, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Busan trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Seokguram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then get in on the family fun at Gyeongju World. On your second day here, examine the collection at Ulsan Daegok Museum, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and then explore the activities along Anapji Pond.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju itinerary maker .

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Busan in February, you will find days in Gyeongju are slightly colder (41°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cheongsong-gun.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Ulsan Daegok Museum
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Gyeongju World ©
Gyeongju World

1
night
Cheongsong-gun

Cheongsong-gun ©
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Jusanji Pond and then explore the striking landscape of Juwangsan National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cheongsong-gun sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gyeongju to Cheongsong-gun. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Donghae.

Things to do in Cheongsong-gun

Nature Parks
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Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park

2
nights
Donghae

Donghae ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Chuam Beach, then admire the verdant scenery at Mureung Valley, and then get outside with Mangsang Beac. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Chotdaebawi (Candlestick Rock), explore the fascinating underground world of Hwanseongul Cave, and then Head underground at Daegeumgul.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Donghae online trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cheongsong-gun to Donghae. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pyeongchang-gun.

Things to do in Donghae

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Samcheok
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:
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Mureung Valley ©
Mureung Valley
Chuam Beach ©
Chuam Beach
Hwanseongul Cave ©
Hwanseongul Cave

3
nights
Pyeongchang-gun

Pyeongchang-gun ©
A northern county in the Taebeak Mountain region of South Korea, Pyeongchang offers a plethora of year-round alpine resorts.
Explore Pyeongchang-gun's surroundings by going to Gosu Cave (in Danyang-gun) and Hwaam Cave (in Jeongseon-gun). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Phoenix Snow Park, see the interesting displays at Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall, meet the residents at Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Pyeongchang-gun route planner.

Explore your travel options from Donghae to Pyeongchang-gun with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Pyeongchang-gun

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gosu Cave, Hwaam Cave
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Snow Park ©
Phoenix Snow Park
Gosu Cave ©
Gosu Cave
Hwaam Cave ©
Hwaam Cave

3
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore Sokcho's surroundings by going to Osaek Jujeongol Valley (in Yangyang-gun) and Songjiho Beach (in Goseong-gun). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park, kick back and relax at Bongpo Beach, go for a walk through Cheonjin Beach, and take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To plan Sokcho vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Pyeongchang-gun to Sokcho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Goseong-gun, Osaek Jujeongol Valley
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Biryong Falls ©
Biryong Falls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): find something for the whole family at Gangchon Rail Park, head off the coast to Nami Island, and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War. On the next day, examine the collection at Gangwondo Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, and then take in the natural beauty of World Oncheon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chuncheon online visit planner .

You can drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Chuncheon sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 25°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature Parks Museums
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Gangchon Rail Park ©
Gangchon Rail Park
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa

5
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.
Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to Korean Folk Village in Yongin, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Lotte World, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul day trip planning tool .

Drive from Chuncheon to Seoul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In February in Seoul, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Korean Folk Village
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Korean Folk Village ©
Korean Folk Village

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