50 days in South Korea Itinerary

50 days in South Korea Itinerary

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50 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  13​h 45​min
1
Seoul
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sokcho
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Chuncheon
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Gongju
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Yeongju
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Andong
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Gyeongju
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Busan
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Suncheon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sydney

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream, get in on the family fun at Lotte World, and contemplate the long history of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul day trip website .

Sydney, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Seoul is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Seoul are little chillier (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, DMZ Haemaru Village
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 11:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

5
nights
Sokcho

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sokcho: Songjiho Beach (in Goseong-gun), Yangyang-gun (Jujeongol, Naksansa Temple, & more) and Gangneung (Jumunjin Breakwater, Gyeongpodae, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Woljeongsa, and hunt for treasures at Sokcho Jungang Market.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sokcho driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Sokcho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yangyang-gun, Gangneung, Goseong-gun, Pyeongchang-gun, Baekdamsa Temple
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
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Seoraksan National Park ©
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock ©
Ulsanbawi Rock
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chuncheon: Jeongseon 5-day Market (in Jeongseon-gun), Guryongsa Temple (in Wonju) and Pyeongchang-gun (Daegwallyeong Agi Mokjang, Phoenix Snow Park, & more). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Nami Island, examine the collection at Gangwondo Forest Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheongpyeongsa.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chuncheon road trip website .

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Chuncheon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sokcho in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chuncheon, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Gongju.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pyeongchang-gun, Guryongsa Temple, Jeongseon 5-day Market
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
Phoenix Snow Park ©
Phoenix Snow Park

3
nights
Gongju

Gongju ©
Gongju, also spelt Kongju, is a city in South Chungcheong province, South Korea.HistoryGongju was formerly named Ungjin and was the capital of Baekje from AD 475 to 538. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gongju: Buyeo-gun (Nakhwaam Rock, Busosanseong, & more), Chusa House (Kim Jeong-hui House) (in Yesan-gun) and Gwanchoksa Temple (in Nonsan). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Magoksa Temple, see the interesting displays at Gongju National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall, and steep yourself in history at Gongsanseong.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Gongju trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chuncheon to Gongju. When traveling from Chuncheon in October, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Gongju: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yeongju.

Things to do in Gongju

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Buyeo-gun, Gwanchoksa Temple, Chusa House (Kim Jeong-hui House)
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Gwanchoksa Temple ©
Gwanchoksa Temple
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum
Magoksa Temple ©
Magoksa Temple

2
nights
Yeongju

Yeongju ©
On the 24th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Sosuseowon Confucian School, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buseoksa Temple, and then Head underground at Cheondong Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Sobaeksan National Park and then see the interesting displays at Yeongju Insam Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yeongju trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gongju to Yeongju. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Andong.

Things to do in Yeongju

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cheondong Cave, Sobaeksan National Park
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
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Sobaeksan National Park ©
Sobaeksan National Park
Buseoksa Temple ©
Buseoksa Temple
Sosuseowon Confucian School ©
Sosuseowon Confucian School

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cheongsong-gun (Juwangsan National Park & Jusanji Pond), Danyang-gun (Guinsa Temple & Gosu Cave) and Cheongnyangsa Temple (in Bonghwa-gun). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongjeongsa, walk around Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, and see the interesting displays at Hahoe Mask Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Andong trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yeongju to Andong. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yeongju in October: highs in Andong hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Danyang-gun, Cheongsong-gun, Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, Cheongnyangsa Temple
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Juwangsan National Park ©
Juwangsan National Park
Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park ©
Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park

5
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), Ulsan (Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, Ulsan Daegok Museum, & more) and Daegu (Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, Seomun Market, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, appreciate the history behind Tongiljeon, and steep yourself in history at Seokguram.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gyeongju trip planner .

You can take a bus from Andong to Gyeongju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ulsan, Daegu, Gatbawi, Unmunsa Temple, Eunhaesa Temple
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:
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Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Seokguram ©
Seokguram

7
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oedo Botania (in Geoje) and Sebyeonggwan Hall (in Tongyeong). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, stroll around Yongdusan Park, stroll through Gwangalli Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Busan travel planning app .

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Gyeongju in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Suncheon.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sebyeonggwan Hall, Oedo Botania
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 10:
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

3
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.
Explore Suncheon's surroundings by going to Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon (in Boseong-gun), Hadong-gun (Choe Champandaek, Ssanggyesa Temple, & more) and Gurye-gun (Hwaeomsa Temple & Saseongam Temple 四聖庵). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songgwangsa Temple, don't miss a visit to Suncheon Open Film Set, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nagan Eupseong Folk Village, and stroll around Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Suncheon day trip planning site .

Drive from Busan to Suncheon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Busan in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Suncheon: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Suncheon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hadong-gun, Gurye-gun, Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
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Songgwangsa Temple ©
Songgwangsa Temple
Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon ©
Seonamsa Temple ©
Seonamsa Temple

7
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 (O’sulloc Tea Museum, Seongsan Ilchulbong, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, head off the coast to Udo, and see the interesting displays at Hallim Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jeju trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Suncheon to Jeju by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 20:
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

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