28 days in South Korea Itinerary

28 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jeju, Jeju Island
— 5 nights
2
Busan
— 3 nights
3
Gyeongju
— 2 nights
4
Cheongsong-gun
— 1 night
5
Donghae
— 2 nights
6
Pyeongchang-gun
— 3 nights
7
Sokcho
— 3 nights
8
Chuncheon
— 2 nights
9
Seoul
— 5 nights

5
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 (Halla Mountain & Seongsan Ilchulbong). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, get outside with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roe Deer Observation Center.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jeju trip itinerary builder site.

New York City, USA to Jeju is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from New York City to Jeju. 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
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, visit Gamcheon Culture Village, take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Busan route maker website.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

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 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Seokguram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and then get in on the family fun at Gyeongju World. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Ulsan Daegok Museum, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Anapji Pond.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gyeongju journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in February, you will find days in Gyeongju are slightly colder (41°F), and nights are a bit warmer (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cheongsong-gun.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Cheongsong-gun

Cheongsong-gun ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Jusanji Pond and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Juwangsan National Park.

Plan trip to Cheongsong-gun with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Gyeongju to Cheongsong-gun with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in February, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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): get outside with Chuam Beach, then admire the verdant scenery at Mureung Valley, and then get outside with Mangsang Beac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Chotdaebawi (Candlestick Rock), explore the fascinating underground world of Hwanseongul Cave, and then Head underground at Daegeumgul.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Donghae trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cheongsong-gun to Donghae. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pyeongchang-gun: Gosu Cave (in Danyang-gun) and Hwaam Cave (in Jeongseon-gun). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Phoenix Snow Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Lee Hyo Seok Literature Forest, examine the collection at Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Woljeongsa.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pyeongchang-gun tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Donghae to Pyeongchang-gun with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow 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:
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Phoenix Snow Park ©
Phoenix Snow Park
Gosu Cave ©
Gosu Cave
Woljeongsa
Woljeongsa

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 Songjiho Beach (in Goseong-gun) and Osaek Jujeongol Valley (in Yangyang-gun). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park, trek along Ulsanbawi Rock, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, and get outside with Biryong Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sokcho online trip itinerary builder.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Goseong-gun, Osaek Jujeongol Valley
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 21st (Fri), get in on the family fun at Gangchon Rail Park, step off the mainland to explore Nami Island, and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa and then take in the natural beauty of World Oncheon.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chuncheon route maker website.

Drive from Sokcho to Chuncheon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Chuncheon can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
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Nami Island ©
Nami Island
Cheongpyeongsa ©
Cheongpyeongsa
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Korean Folk Village in Yongin (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, find something for the whole family at Lotte World, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seoul journey 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 February, daytime highs in Seoul are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

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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