How to Plan an Incredible Family Trip to Japan in 2024/2025. Learn more.

10-Day South Korea Tour: Seoul, Sokcho, Andong and Suncheon

A Trip to Discover Landscapes and Culutre of South Korea

Uncover the secrets of ancient traditions, savor delicious Korean cuisine, and marvel at architectural marvels. Our carefully crafted itinerary ensures an unforgettable journey, blending urban excitement with serene natural escapes. Join us for an immersive experience, discovering the diverse facets of South Korea in just 8 days. Book your adventure now and create lasting memories in this captivating East Asian gem.

We can customize this trip by adding anything you're interested in and scheduling days to fit your pace. We would happily organize a unique theme or activities for birthdays, young children, anniversaries, etc.

  • Days:10±
  • Best For:Slow Pacers and Couples
  • Departure date: Up to you
  • Sample Price:From US$4,000p/p, (2 per room)*
  • Flights: SE Asia's included (international on request)

*The price is based on a private tour for 2 people.

Tour Map

South Korea tour map

Tour Highlights

Here are the fantastic attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the grandeur of Changdeok Palace.

Gyeongbokgung Palace in autumn

Try cultural immersion with a unique experience - kimchi making at Bukchon Hanok Village.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Discover real reviews of Highlights Travel Family's best-rated service across trusted platforms.

Trip Advisor certificate of excellence 2024 tour rating

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

The itinerary serves as a mere example of a personalized tour, designed exclusively for you.
Your preferences will shape the authentic journey. We are fully prepared to craft an tailor-made tour that fulfills your desires.

Day 1
Seoul Arrival

Your private guide will be ready to meet and greet you at the arrival hall in Seoul. A comfortable private car with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you to check-in.

Day 2
Seoul Discovery | Changdeok Palace

Begin your cultural journey at Changdeok Palace, an ancient palace recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Be captivated by the palace's intricate architecture and serene gardens as you delve into Korea's rich history.

Next, immerse yourself in the tranquility of Jogyesa Temple, a significant Buddhist temple located in the heart of Seoul. Witness the vibrant colors and intricate Buddhist artistry that adorn this sacred site.

Bukchon Hanok VillageBukchon Hanok Village

Continue your cultural exploration with a unique experience at Bukchon Hanok Village. Learn the art of kimchi making surrounded by traditional hanok houses, offering a glimpse into Korea's architectural heritage.

Day 3
Seoul Discovery | Hwaseong Fortress

Embark on an adventure to Hwaseong Fortress, a magnificent UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Marvel at the strategic fortifications and impressive design of this architectural masterpiece from the late Joseon Dynasty. Take a leisurely stroll along the fortress walls, enjoying panoramic views of Suwon.

Next, step back in time at the enchanting Korean Folk Village. Explore traditional houses, witness captivating performances, and engage in cultural activities, immersing yourself in the vibrant ethnological life and folk traditions of Korea.

Day 4
Seoul Discovery | Imjingak Park

Start your day by visiting Imjingak Park, a symbol of peace and unity. Discover symbolic bridges and monuments, including the Unification Bridge, while embracing the peaceful ambiance. Continue to the DMZ theater and exhibition hall for historical insights. Descend into the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, a poignant reminder of the region's challenges.

At Dora Observatory, capture panoramic views into North Korea and visit Dorasan Station, symbolizing hope and reunification. Return to Seoul and explore the traditional charms of Bukchon Hanok Village, strolling through alleyways lined with preserved hanok houses.

Day 5
Seoul to Sokcho by private car | Sinheungsa Temple

Travel to Sokcho by private car and begin your adventure at Sinheungsa Temple, a place of profound spirituality nestled amidst the scenic beauty of Mt. Seorak. Breathe in the tranquil atmosphere and appreciate the temple's cultural significance.

Hop aboard a cable car to the majestic Gwongeumseong peak, where stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains await. Take time to marvel at the natural landscape.

Continue your exploration with a visit to Abai Village, a charming place known for preserving traditional customs and unique culture. Interact with friendly residents and immerse yourself in the welcoming ambiance of this picturesque village.

Day 6
Sokcho to Andong by private car | Ojukheon

Start your exploration at Ojukheon, a historic site steeped in cultural significance. Visit this traditional wooden house and learn about the influential residents who shaped Korea's history.

Next, venture to Seongyojang, a beautifully preserved nobleman's mansion showcasing elegant architecture and exquisite gardens. Marvel at the unique cultural artifacts housed within these walls.

Conclude your visit to Andong with a refreshing stop at Gyeongpo Lake in Gangneung. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, taking in the breathtaking views and peaceful surroundings.

Day 7
Andong to Suncheon by private car | Andong Hahoe Folk Village

Visit the enchanting Andong Hahoe Folk Village, a well-preserved glimpse into ancient Korea's traditional way of life. Encounter traditional hanok houses, witness captivating cultural performances, and engage with the friendly locals who proudly uphold their heritage.

Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a rewarding climb up Buyongdae. Soak in the breathtaking views of the countryside and Nakdong River as you reach the summit, capturing memorable photos along the way.

Immerse yourself in the local Confucius temple and school, where you can gain insights into the philosophical and educational traditions that have shaped Korean culture throughout history.

Day 8
Suncheon Discovery | Suncheonman Bay Wetlands

Begin your tour at Suncheonman Bay Wetlands and Suncheon Bay National Gardens, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of these ecological marvels. Traverse the wooden boardwalks and witness the harmonious coexistence of nature and modernity.

Continue your exploration with a visit to the Dream Bridge, an open film set that brings the past to life. Experience the nostalgia of distinct villages representing different eras from the 1950s to the 1970s, marveling at the attention to detail.

Conclude your tour at Nagan Fortress village, where history and charm intertwine. Discover ancient fortress walls and stroll through quaint streets, immersing yourself in the culture and traditions of the past.

Day 9
Suncheon to Seoul by private car | Jeonju Hanok Village

Begin your exploration at Jeonju Hanok Village, a beautifully preserved neighborhood showcasing traditional Korean architecture. Traverse the charming alleyways, lined with well-preserved hanok houses, and immerse yourself in the timeless atmosphere of this cultural gem.

Indulge in Jeonju's renowned culinary delights, especially its signature dish, bibimbap. Explore local food stalls and restaurants.

Day 10
Seoul Departure

Our guide will help you transfer from your hotel to Seoul Airport for departure with independentcar/van and guide.

Design Your Ideal Trip with Our Travel Expert

Exceptional experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

Our Service Includes:

10 days from
US$4,000 p/p
Private tour for 2 people in low seasons. Price varies based on program, travel date, number of people, chosen hotel. We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hand-picked star-rating accommodations
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

Tour code: ah-sk-cx-2

Inquire now! Your 1:1 travel consultant will reply within 1 working day.

How would you travel?

What's your hotel choice?

When would you travel?

I am also available on:

Why Asia Highlights (10,000+ reviews & 98.8% 5-star rating)

  • Save Your Time:
  • Less research, more enjoyment!
  • Real-time 1V1 expert planning
  • Maximize Your Flexibility:
  • Personal local guide and ride
  • Explore at your own pace
  • Celebrate Your Journeys:
  • Specially-crafted family adventures
  • Celebrate milestones with style!

Get Inspired with Some Popular Itineraries

At Asia Highlights, we create your kind of journey — your dates, your destinations, at your pace. You can have any trip tailor made for your travel.

More Travel Ideas and Inspiration

Start planning your tailor-made tour with 1-1 help from our travel advisors. Create My Trip
4.9 ExcellentTrustPilot rating TrustPilot Logo

Sign up to Our Newsletter

Be the first to receive exciting updates, exclusive promotions, and valuable travel tips from our team of experts.

Click to sign up

Why Asia Highlights

Customize Your Tour

Customize Your Tour

  • Travel Advisors Rooted in Asia
  • Instant Response, No More Waits!
  • Direct Connections, Supreme Values
Maximize Your Flexibility

Maximize Your Flexibility

  • Your own personal guide and ride.
  • Explore at your own pace.
  • Unparalleled flexibility, impossible on a group tour.
Ensure Your Satisfactory

Ensure Your Satisfactory

  • The Top 20% nationwide guides at your service.
  • 20% more space on your group's transportation.
  • 24/7 emergency support.
Celebrate Your Journey

Celebrate Your Journey

  • Family adventures
  • Celebrate milestones with style!
  • Photographer service for special moments

Where Can We Take You Today?

Rated 4.9 out of 5 | 98.8% Excellence
China Highlights International
Travel Service Co., LTD
Featured on
China Highlights was featured on these medias.

Address: Building 6, Chuangyi Business Park, 70 Qilidian Road, Guilin, Guangxi, 541004, China