54 days in South Korea Itinerary

54 days in South Korea Itinerary

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54 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 41 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Busan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Seoul
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: London

41
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, O’sulloc Tea Museum, &more). There's much more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, find something for the whole family at Hallim Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju trip app .

London, UK to Jeju is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Korea Standard Time (KST) is 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Island
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, stroll the grounds of UN Memorial Cemetery, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Gyeongju Bird Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Seokguram.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gyeongju route builder app .

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gyeongju can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Naksansa Temple and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinheungsa Temple, trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, and then take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

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Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Sokcho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock

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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip builder.

Getting from Sokcho to Seoul by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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