South Korea Grand tour

Get to know the best of South Korea on this in-depth exploration of culture, history, tradition, and heritage, set among busy cities, small towns, and lovely nature.

In this trip

  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Small TownsSmall Towns

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Seoul, South Korea

  • 2

    Gangneung, South Korea

  • 3

    Andong, South Korea

  • 4

    Gyeongju, South Korea

  • 5

    Gwangju, South Korea

  • 6

    Seoul, South Korea

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Things to do in and around Seoul

  • Seoul
  • People in 대학로
  • National Museum of Korea
  • Gyeongbokgung - Seoul
  • Changdeokgung Seoul, Korea
  • Garden of morning Calm-6
  • Mt Bukhansan national park - 북한산국립공원
  • National Palace Museum of Korea
  • Gwanghwamun
  • Deoksugung Palace
  • Insadong
  • Nami Island candids
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  • Cheonggyecheon
  • Bukchon - Seoul
  • Jongmyo Shrine
  • Changgyeonggung
  • Dongmak Beach and Mudflats
  • Bomunsa Temple, Seokmodo Island
  • LEEUM Samsung Museum of Art -IMG_2646
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  • Yeoju temple
   
1

Seoul

South Korea, Sudogwon region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric3 nights

South Korea's bustling capital boasts a distinctly modern atmosphere, as well as incredible cuisine, nightlife, museums, and rich history.

Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back more than 2,000 years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Capital Area contains 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul is surrounded by mountains, the tallest being Mt. Bukhan, the world's most visited national park per square foot.
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Things to do in and around Gangneung

  • Co-Gangneung-Gyeongpoho-Lac (10)
  • c16-Gangneung-Tour-Samcheok (3)
  • 하슬라아트월드
  • City Hall Pagoda
  • IMG_0451
  • Seoraksan
  • Sinheungsa Temple
  • 5000원
  • Odaesan
  • IMG_0309.jpg
  • KR-36
  • Pool
   
2

Gangneung

South Korea, Gwandong region

BeachesActiveNatureCultureNight life2 nights

A city that has it all, Gangneung is known for its beautiful beaches and coastal nature, modern museums, and a wealth of historic sites.

Gangneung is a city in Gangwon-do, on the east coast of South Korea. Gangneung is the economic center of the Yeongdong region of Gangwon Province. Gangneung has many tourist attractions, such as Jeongdongjin, a very popular area for watching the sun rise, and Gyeongpo Beach. There are a number of historical remains and museums in Gangneung. The most prominent being the Ojukheon Museum, which includes one of the oldest wooden buildings in Korea. Several shrines and old residential buildings deliver insight into the lives of local Koreans dignitaries. Next to the Ojukheon Museum there is the Gangneung Municipal Museum which shows folklore and antique pieces from the history of the city.
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Things to do in and around Andong

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  • 도산서원
  • 퇴계태실
  • Andong
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  • Hahoe home
  • byeongsan seowon
  • Andong Mask Festival
  • Soju
  • IMG_7527
  • Woryeonggyo Bridge
  • Co-Daegu-Parc Palgongsan-Temple Donghwasan (14)
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  • Gunja village 1
  • daegu
   
3

Andong

South Korea, Yeongnam region

CultureHistoricFoodSmall towns3 nights

With cultural attractions in and near the city, as well as great traditional food, Andong is favored by local and foreign travelers.

Andong is a city in South Korea, and the capital of North Gyeongsang Province. The Nakdong River flows through the city. Andong is a market center for the surrounding agricultural areas. Andong is known as a center of culture and folk traditions. The surrounding area maintains many ancient traditions, so in mid October the Andong Folk Festival is held every year. One of the most famous aspects of these cultural festivities are the Andong masks. Andong has famous local foods that originated in the city such as heotjesabap, Andong jjimdak, Andong soju (a rice wine), Andong sikhye (a punch), Geonjin guksu (a noodle dish), and salted mackerel.
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Things to do in and around Gyeongju

  • Bomun Lake
  • Gyeongju DSC02760 Korea
  • Gyeongju, South Korea
  • The Gyeongju National Museum
  • Bomun Lake
  • Busan
  • Bulguksa Temple
  • Daereung-won Tumuli Park -- Gyeongju
  • seokguram grotto
  • Gyeongju
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  • Yangdong, Gyeongju, South Korea
  • Seokbulsa Temple
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  • Anapji Pond, Korea
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  • Bulguksa
  • 오륙도
  • Co-Daegu-Parc Palgongsan-Temple Donghwasan (14)
  • Golgulsa Temple (골굴사), South Korea
  • 금정산성 Geumjeongsanseong
   
4

Gyeongju

South Korea, Yeongnam region

HistoricFoodCultureNature3 nights

With many historic landmarks and cultural venues, this metropolis is favored by local and international travelers alike.

Gyeongju was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla (57 BC – 935 AD) which ruled about two-thirds of the Korean Peninsula between the 7th and 9th centuries. A vast number of archaeological sites and cultural properties from this period remain in the city. Gyeongju is often referred to as "the museum without walls". Among such historical treasures, Seokguram grotto, Bulguksa temple, Gyeongju Historic Areas and Yangdong Folk Village are designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The many major historical sites have helped Gyeongju become one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Korea.
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Things to do in and around Gwangju

  • View on Gwangju
  • downtown gwangju
  • Korea_South_Asia_Culture_Ministers_Meeting_36
  • Seoul Korea Market
  • Folk Museum Entrance Gwangju
  • 무등산 (Mudeungsan) 2014년 7월 27일
  • South Korean cityscape
  • Box with Floral Scrolls and Cartouche Containing Birds and Blossoming Plum LACMA M.2000.15.148 (1 of 2)
  • entrance to Gwangju National Museum
  • May 18th National Cemetery - Gwangju, South Korea
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  • Wolchul Mt.
  • Bodhisattva's Thousand Arms
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5

Gwangju

South Korea, Honam region

CultureFoodNight life2 nights

Gwanju is famous for its culinary diversity and lovely scenery, but also offers many cultural monuments and museums.

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. It is a designated metropolitan city under the direct control of the central government's Home Minister. The city was also the capital of South Jeolla Province until the provincial office moved to the southern village of Namak in Muan County in 2005. Gwang means "light" and Ju means "province." Areas of scenery along the outskirts of the city gave birth to gasa, a form of Korean classical poetry. Located in the center of the agricultural Jeolla region, the city is also famous for its rich and diverse cuisine.
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Things to do in and around Seoul

  • Seoul
  • People in 대학로
  • National Museum of Korea
  • Gyeongbokgung - Seoul
  • Changdeokgung Seoul, Korea
  • Garden of morning Calm-6
  • Mt Bukhansan national park - 북한산국립공원
  • National Palace Museum of Korea
  • Gwanghwamun
  • Deoksugung Palace
  • Insadong
  • Nami Island candids
  • South Korea_343
   
6

Seoul

South Korea, Sudogwon region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric1 night

South Korea's bustling capital boasts a distinctly modern atmosphere, as well as incredible cuisine, nightlife, museums, and rich history.

Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back more than 2,000 years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Capital Area contains 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul is surrounded by mountains, the tallest being Mt. Bukhan, the world's most visited national park per square foot.
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