Itineraries and Travel Ideas for South Korea

These itineraries are intended for people with several days to spend exploring South Korea's lesser-traveled regions. For things to see and do in Seoul or for cultural experience ideas, please navigate over to my Travel Blog. I'd love to hear about your trip, so drop me an email!

EPIC 2018 Winter Olympics Itinerary

This epic itinerary will help you make the most of your epic 2018 Winter Olympics vacation in PyeongChang! Explore all that Gangwon Province, South Korea, has to offer!

Korea's hidden eden: Hallyeohaesang (3 Day Tour)

Located just 40 minutes west of Busan, this national park is 210 square miles of islands, waterways, and marine diversity. This three-day driving itinerary covers two of the six districts: Geoje and Namhae.

Seoul to gyeongju (1 day road trip)

Here's a scenic, fun driving route from Seoul to Korea's southeast region, such as Gyeongju or Busan. Rent some wheels, find Jungang Expressway #55 and keep your camera ready. There's a lot to see!


HAWAII OF KOREA: JEJU ISLAND (7 DAY ITINERARY)

Jeju is a volcanic island, with palm trees, white beaches, clear turquoise water, honeymooners and loads of waterfalls. My best advice for a trip to Jeju is to stay at least one week.  

weekend zen in suncheon (2 day itinerary)

A weekend of relaxation and contemplation is just 3 hours away on the KTX high speed Jeolla line from Seoul to Suncheon. Zero stress! 

gyeongju, korea's ancient capital (2 day itinerary)

If you like history, you will LOVE Gyeongju! This itinerary is about two days, with time spent in Gyeongju City and excursions to sites beyond the city.


Gangwon Province and Sorak mountain (4 day itinerary)

Gangwon Province on Korea's north east coast is ideal for people who love to get outdoors - or see the 2018 Winter Olympics!

Explore the Demilitarized zone (1 day tour)

Touring the DMZ, Camp Bonifas, and Panmunjeom must be arranged in advanced through an organized tour agency. Plan at least a week in advance. 

Trip back in time on ganghwa island (1 day itinerary)

Ganghwa Island is an easy day-trip from Seoul, just a ferry ride west. Escape the hustle and bustle for a bit of fresh sea-air and calming beauty. 

Udo Island (1 Day jeju add-on)

Udo is the largest of Jeju's satellite islands and is accessible by a 15 minute ferry ride from Seongsan Ilchulbong.