23 days in South Korea Itinerary

23 days in South Korea Itinerary

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23 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Suncheon
— 2 nights
3
Busan
— 3 nights
4
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Andong
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sokcho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Chuncheon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Seoul
— 5 nights
+2
train + Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

3
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Cheonjiyeon Falls & Seongsan Ilchulbong). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Halla Mountain, stroll through Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jeju online trip itinerary planner .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Jeju is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Chamarel to Jeju due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chamarel in October, expect nights in Jeju to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Suncheon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

2
nights
Suncheon

Suncheon ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Songgwangsa Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonamsa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Suncheon Open Film Set, then stroll around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Suncheon driving holiday planner .

Fly from Jeju to Suncheon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Jeju in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Suncheon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Saseongam Temple 四聖庵
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Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple
Seonamsa Temple ©
Seonamsa Temple
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵 ©
Saseongam Temple 四聖庵

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: get outside with Haeundae Beach, get your game on at Zero Latency VR - Busan Nampo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and get great views at Taejongdae.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Suncheon to Busan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Seokguram, contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond, then examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and then examine the collection at Ulsan Daegok Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gyeongju online trip planner .

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ulsan Daegok Museum
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

2
nights
Andong

Andong ©
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and then contemplate the long history of Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Andong Folk Museum, then snap pictures at Wollyeongo Bridge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Andong journey planning app .

Traveling by bus from Gyeongju to Andong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Museums
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Bongjeongsa ©
Bongjeongsa
Hahoe Mask Museum ©
Hahoe Mask Museum

2
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 17th (Sun), hike along Ulsanbawi Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baekdamsa Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple, then take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sokcho trip planner .

Getting from Andong to Sokcho by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Sokcho sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa and then step off the mainland to explore Nami Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chuncheon online tour planner .

Drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sokcho in October, Chuncheon is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Seoul online itinerary planner .

Drive from Chuncheon to Seoul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chuncheon in October since evenings lows in Seoul dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

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

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