31 days in South Korea Itinerary

31 days in South Korea Itinerary

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31 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Suncheon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Busan
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gyeongju
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Andong
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Yeongju
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Sokcho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Chuncheon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Seoul
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

6
nights
Jeju, Jeju Island

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, O’sulloc Tea Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Halla Mountain, explore the fascinating underground world of Hallim Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, and head off the coast to Udo.

Plan a trip to Jeju easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Singapore, Singapore to Jeju is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Jeju is 1 hour. When traveling from Singapore in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Jeju: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Suncheon.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saseongam Temple 四聖庵, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seonamsa Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Songgwangsa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Suncheon Open Film Set, walk around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Suncheon road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Suncheon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car 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

5
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Step out of Busan to go to Geoje and see Oedo Botania, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, take a stroll through Gamcheon Culture Village, and get outside with Gwangalli Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Busan itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Suncheon to Busan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Suncheon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Oedo Botania
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gyeongju: Gatbawi (in Gyeongsan), Boksoondoga (in Ulsan) and Daegu (Seomun Market & Gukchaebosang Memorial Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Tongiljeon.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gyeongju online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Busan to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Busan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gyeongju, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Andong.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Daegu, Boksoondoga, Gatbawi
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Andong: Juwangsan National Park (in Cheongsong-gun) and Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, and examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Andong trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Gyeongju to Andong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Andong, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cheongnyangsa Temple, Juwangsan National Park
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Bongjeongsa ©
Bongjeongsa

1
night
Yeongju

Yeongju ©
On the 20th (Wed), wander the streets of Yeongju Museom Village, then steep yourself in history at Sosuseowon Confucian School, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buseoksa Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yeongju trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Andong to Yeongju. While traveling from Andong, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yeongju, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Sokcho.

Things to do in Yeongju

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple
Sosuseowon Confucian School ©
Sosuseowon Confucian School

3
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Get out of town with these interesting Sokcho side-trips: Sangwonsa (in Pyeongchang-gun), Yangyang-gun (Naksansa Temple & Jujeongol) and Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park, enjoy the sea views from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach, and take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sokcho trip itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Yeongju to Sokcho with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Baekdamsa Temple, Sangwonsa, Cheonjin Beach
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

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.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sutasa Temple, then head off the coast to Nami Island, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Gangwondo Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa, and then get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park.

Plan my day in Chuncheon using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Chuncheon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sutasa Temple, Monument for the Participation of Canada in the Korean War
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Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Gangchon Rail Park ©
Gangchon Rail Park

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, historic sites, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream, and get in on the family fun at Lotte World.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seoul itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Chuncheon to Seoul in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a subway. In November, daytime highs in Seoul are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) 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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