Bukhansan mountain peaks at sunrise

Our favourite South Korea routes to inspire your trip - or contact us to start from scratch

There’s no one single way to “do” Korea – even if you stayed here for years, you’d still be discovering new things. However, you can still get a real feel for what this unique place is all about if you only have a couple of weeks – or even just a few days.

Between them, the itineraries in this section cover all of Korea’s most fascinating places, and even its most rewarding experiences – you could be doing anything from giving traditional archery a try in an ancient fortress, to learning how to make kimchi or makgeolli rice wine, to stepping across the North Korean border at the DMZ.

However, we design cultural adventures around your tastes and ideas, so tell us what you have in mind, and we’ll tailor your journey to a T.

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Our favourite places in South Korea

A pine-covered peninsula of undulating mountains and emerald rice paddies, fringed with beaches and surrounded by a confetti-like sprinkling of islands: Korea may be the world’s second-most densely populated country after Bangladesh, but it’s not all ceaseless urbanity (though Seoul and Busan offer city-slicking opportunities aplenty).

Here's our guide to the best known, plus some lesser known favourites.

Colourful buildings alongside fishing port in Busan
The InsideAsia team in Bristol

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