South Korea Travel Guide

South Korea Travel Guide

Insider Tips, Attractions, and Cultural Experiences Revealed

Not sure how to start planning your trip to South Korea? Follow this handy travel guide to the sights and sounds of South Korea.

Don a hanbok and stroll through the splendor of the Joseon Dynasty palaces; bring your sunglasses to sunbathe on the beaches of Busan or discover the volcanic island of Jeju; immerse yourself in the natural history museum of Gyeongju; reward yourself with a feast of steaming hot fried chicken and a glass of excellent cold beer under the light show of N Seoul Tower. Take inspiration from our selection of expert articles to make your trip to South Korea just as comfortable and relaxing. Detailed information about your South Korea tour is waiting for your mouse or finger.

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Best Time in South Korea: When to Visit

The best time to visit South Korea is during Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). However, South Korea can be visited all year round for the different landscapes.

To appreciate pink and vibrant cherry blossoms, the best time to visit South Korea is in the Spring season (from March to May). With mild temperature and sunshine, it is a special experience to grab a cup of coffee in the cafe where you can see the pink petals falling from the cherry trees outside a French window.

If you are planning to explore the natural landscape and hike to appreciate the autumn leaves, September to November is the best time. Seeing the colorful leaves decorating the mountains might be unforgettable scenery.

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Must Dos in South Korea

  • Take a Seoul City Tour

    Seoul is a vibrant and exciting city with something to offer everyone, it is a fascinating blend of old and new. Begin your journey by embarking on a Seoul City Tour, an exhilarating immersion into the heart of this bustling metropolis. Marvel at the futuristic architecture, delve into ancient palaces like Gyeongbokgung and savor delectable street food at vibrant markets. Seoul's dynamism will captivate you from the moment you arrive.

  • Enjoy a Beach Vacation in Jeju Island

    Jeju Island is a volcanic island located off the southern coast of South Korea. For a taste of paradise, set your sights on Jeju Island. With its pristine beaches, lush landscapes, and volcanic wonders, it's a beach lover's dream. Sink your toes into the soft sands or relax in the natural beauty. Jeju offers not only relaxation but also outdoor adventures like hiking and exploring lava caves, ensuring an unforgettable getaway. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind.

  • Visit Gyeongju for Rich Heritage

    Gyeongju was once the capital of the ancient Silla Kingdom and is home to many historic sites and monuments. To delve into South Korea's rich heritage, Gyeongju is your destination. Often referred to as the "Museum Without Walls," Gyeongju is steeped in history, boasting ancient temples, royal tombs, and archaeological sites. The Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, testifying to the city's cultural significance. 

  • Explore the Demilitarized Zone

    The DMZ is the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea. For an adventure that transcends boundaries, journey to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and walk across the Suspension Bridge. The DMZ is a living relic of the Cold War, offering a rare glimpse into the divided Korean Peninsula. Visit the Joint Security Area, where you can stand mere meters from North Korean soldiers. Then, brace yourself for an adrenaline rush as you traverse the Suspension Bridge, providing panoramic views of this historic area.

  • Unwind in the Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan

    Gamcheon Culture Village is a colorful and quirky village located in Busan. This artistic haven is a visual feast, with colorful houses cascading down the hillside, each telling a unique story. The area is known for its layered streets, twisted labyrinth-like alleys, and brightly painted houses, which have been restored and enhanced in recent years to attract tourism. The village's charm is irresistible, making it a must-visit for art and culture enthusiasts.

Popular Destinations in South Korea

  • Seoul
    Seoul
  • Busan
    Busan
  • Jeju Island
    Jeju Island
  • Gyeongju
    Gyeongju

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Most Popular South Korea Tours

Here are some of our top-selling itineraries in South Korea. They cover the country's top destinations, such as Seoul, Busan, Jeju Island, Gyeongju, and DMZ in South Korea. Treat them as inspiration, as we will create a vacation tailored specifically to your interests.

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