Finishing a road trip across the Korean peninsula was something I wanted to do for years. For the most part, everything went according to plan. I zig zagged back and forth, hit both coasts, and visited all the main places I wanted to visit. One thing you should keep in mind is that the goal here wasn’t to hit all of the highlights in Korea. I’ve lived here for 8 years and have visited pretty much everywhere of note in that time. If you’re interested in the best things to do in Seoul or best things to do outside of Seoul, hit those links! This trip, instead, was to visit those secondary, ‘off the beaten path’ spots that travelers usually skip because of time constraints.
This page is a navigating resource of that 3000km road trip. Click on whatever day you want to read about and look at the map below to see where it is. If you have any questions, by all means, feel free to ask!
Day 0 – Intro
Day 1 – Kyodong Island
Day 4 – Taeanhaean National Park
Day 6 – Gangneung
Day 7 – Gangneung pt.2 – Coffee
Day 8 – Ulleungdo Squid Festival
Day 9 – Ullengdo Sea Road
Day 10 – Ulleungdo Taeha Village
Day 11 – NOTHING HAPPENED pt.1
I SAID NOTHING HAPPENED!
Day 12 – Chuam Beach in Donghae
Day 13 – Museom Folk Village
Day 14 – Confucian Seowon (UNESCO WHS)
Day 16 – NOTHING HAPPENED pt.2
I SAID NOTHING HAPPENED
Day 17 – Jeju Geumneung Beach
Day 18 – Jeju Puzzle Museum
Day 20 – Jeju Seopseom SCUBA Diving
Day 21 – Geoje Island
Day 22 – Bijindo Twin Islands
Day 25 – The Master and Apprentice
Yellow Arrows are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Red Stickers are UNESCO Sites on the Tentative List.
Green Stickers “N” are National Parks.
Green Stickers with just a number are just places I was interested in visiting.