30 days in South Korea & Hong Kong Itinerary

30 days in South Korea & Hong Kong Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Sokcho, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Chuncheon, South Korea
— 1 night
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Daejeon, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Gyeongju, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights

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Seoul, South Korea

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.
When in Seoul, make a side trip to see DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju, approximately Paju away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get great views at N Seoul Tower, find something for the whole family at Lotte World, and don't miss a visit to Deoksugung.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seoul planning website.

Chennai, India to Seoul is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Chennai in January: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 1°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

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History Museum
Gyeongbokgung Palace
4.5
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Lookout
N Seoul Tower
4.2
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Garden
Namsan Park
4.4

3
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Sokcho, South Korea

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sokcho: Baekdamsa Temple (in Inje-gun), Yangyang-gun (Osaek Jujeongol Valley & Naksansa Temple) and Sangwonsa (in Pyeongchang-gun). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cheonjin Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory.

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

You can drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chuncheon.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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National Park
Seoraksan National Park
4.8
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Religious Site
Naksansa Temple
4.6
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Outdoor Activity
Osaek Jujeongol Valley
4.3

1
night
Chuncheon, South Korea

Chuncheon ©
The capital of the country's northernmost province, the city of Chuncheon acts a gateway to the wilder sights of the rural region.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheongpyeongsa and then head off the coast to Nami Island.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chuncheon trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Chuncheon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Chuncheon are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Daejeon.

Things to do in Chuncheon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Island
Nami Island
4.3
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Religious Site
Cheongpyeongsa
4.3

3
nights
Daejeon, South Korea

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Explore Daejeon's surroundings by going to Beopjusa Temple (in Boeun-gun), Gongju (Muryeong Wangreung Exhibition Hall & Magoksa Temple) and Buyeo National Museum (in Buyeo-gun). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cheongnamdae, take in the views from Expo Bridge, see the interesting displays at Currency Museum, and take in the natural beauty of Yuseong Hot Springs Public Foot Bath.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Daejeon route site.

You can drive from Chuncheon to Daejeon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Daejeon can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Beopjusa Temple
4.5
Specialty Museum
Buyeo National Museum
4.4
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World heritage site
Magoksa Temple
4.0

2
nights
Gyeongju, South Korea

Gyeongju ©

Museum Without Walls

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 14th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Seokguram, contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple, and then explore the world behind art at Silla Arts And Science Museum. On the next day, explore the activities along Anapji Pond, see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, and then examine the collection at Ulsan Daegok Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gyeongju itinerary planning site.

Getting from Daejeon to Gyeongju by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Daejeon in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gyeongju, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Gyeongju National Museum
4.5
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World heritage site
Bulguksa Temple
4.5
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Water Body
Anapji Pond
4.1

4
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Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Take a break from Busan with a short trip to Oedo Botania in Geoje, about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Haeundae Beach, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, wander the streets of Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach.

Discover how to plan a Busan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gyeongju in January: highs in Busan hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

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Religious Site
Haedong Yonggung Temple
4.1

5
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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
When in Jeju, make a side trip to see Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo, approximately Seogwipo away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, step off the mainland to explore Udo, and kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jeju travel planner.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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World heritage site
Seongsan Ilchulbong
4.6
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.9

6
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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park, make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, and appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

To find out how to plan a trip to Hong Kong, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Hong Kong takes 6 hours. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time to Hong Kong Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 30:
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Must see
Hong Kong Disneyland
4.1
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Aquarium
Ocean Park
4.1

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