9 Best Places for Day Trips from Seoul in Spring 2019

Seoul is one of the most popular travel destinations in Spring for its beautiful cherry blossom trees in full bloom. However, many travelers are not aware of other places in Korea that have more picturesque views of Spring. If you are concerned about the hassles of arranging transportation and accommodation for places outside Seoul, there is no need to worry anymore!

Here are the 9 best places for Spring tours where you can conveniently travel from Seoul in only 1 day!


1. Gwangyang

  • Date: Mar 12, 15 (Tour 1) / Mar 8, 11, 13, 15 (Tour 2) / Mar 9~17 (Tour 3)
  • For flower & architecture lovers

Gwangyang is a small town famous for its beautiful Maehwa (plum blossom). There are three kinds of additional tours offered for this package tour. You can choose among Gurye Sansuyu (cornelian cherry) Festival, Jeonju Hanok (Korean traditional houses) Village, and Ssanggyesa Temple according to your taste and interest! 

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Tour 1) Gwangyang Maehwa & Gurye Sansuyu Festival – from Seou/Busan

Tour 2) Gwangyang Maehwa Flower Festival & Jeonju Hanok Village – from Seoul

Tour 3) Gwangyang Maehwa 2019 & Ssanggyesa Temple 1 Day Tour – from Seoul


2. Jinhae

  • Date: Mar 27~Apr 7 (Tour 1) / Mar 30~Apr 10 (Tour 2) / Mar 28~Apr 10 (Tour 3) / Apr 2, 6 (Tour 4)
  • For cherry blossom lovers

If your main purpose of traveling to Korea in Spring is cherry blossom, Jinhae is a must-visit place. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival is the largest cherry blossom festival in Korea. You will see the stunning view of cherry blossom trees endlessly stretching alongside the railroad.

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Tour 1) Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival 2019 1 Day Tour – from Seoul/Busan

Tour 2) Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival 2019 1 Day Tour by KTX train – from Seoul

Tour 3) Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival 1 Day Evening Tour – from Busan 

Tour 4) 2D1N Busan & Jinhae Cherry Blossom Tour – from Seoul


3. Gyeongju

  • Date: April 1~5
  • For cherry blossom & history lovers

Gyeongju is the city of UNESCO World Heritage that consists of various historic sites since it used to be a capital city for 1000 years. Not only you can visit the famous historic sites, including Bulguksa Temple and Cheomseongdae Observatory, you can also enjoy Cherry Blossom Festival at stunning Bomun Lake.

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Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival 2019 1 Day Tour – from Seoul


4. Gangneung

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  • Date: Apr 2, 4
  • For nature & mountain lovers

If you are a nature lover, this is the right day trip for you! On this tour, you can enjoy cherry blossom, beach, and mountain in one day. You will walk around Gyeongpo Lake in Gangneung surrounded by cherry blossoms and head over to Gyeongpo Beach. In the end of the tour you will visit Seoraksan National Park and see majestic views of the mountains.  

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Gangneung Cherry Blossom 2019 & Seoraksan National Park Tour – from Seoul


5. Taean

  • Date: Tue, Fri, Sun between Apr 14~May 12 (Tulip+Strawberry) / Everyday between Apr 20~May 11 (Tulip+Light)
  • For tulip & new experience lovers

Taean Tulip Festival is one of the world’s top 5 tulip festivals. On this tour, you are able to choose an additional tour between two options. The first option is strawberry picking experience, which allows you to bring 500g of strawberries per person. The second option is Taean Light Festival where you can enjoy millions of lights dazzling after sunset at the flower garden.

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Taean Tulip Festival 2019 Shuttle Bus Package (+Strawberry Farm/Light Festival) – from Seoul


6. Suwon

  • Date: Mon, Thur between Apr 9~18
  • For culture & hot air balloon lovers

Suwon is famous for Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, one of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, where K-drama “Love in the Moonlight” was filmed. On this tour, you will visit the iconic Gyeonggi Cherry Blossom Avenue, filled with cherry blossom trees. You will also take a hot air balloon and overlook the ancient fortress and cherry blossom flowers.

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Suwon Hwaseong Hot Air Balloon Cherry Blossom 1 Day Tour – from Seoul


7. Ganghwa Island

  • Date: Tue, Thur between Apr 9~18
  • For history & extreme sports lovers

Ganghwa Island contains many historic sites as well as gorgeous scenic views. On this tour, you will visit the first church to be built in Korean traditional style and enjoy cherry blossom trees at Goryeogungji Palace. Moreover, you will ride the luge and see Ganghwa Dolmen, pre-historic tombs made with gigantic stones.

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Ganghwa island Cherry Blossom & Luge Racing Car 1 Day Tour – from Seoul


8. Everland

  • Date: Apr 13, 15
  • For cherry blossom & theme park lovers

In the middle of Spring, Ever Cherry Blossom Festival is held around Hoam Art Gallery, which is located near Everland. On this tour, you can enjoy cherry blossoms as well as thrilling rides at Everland, the biggest theme park in Korea, with your friends and family.

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Ever Cherry Blossom Festival & Everland 1 Day Tour – from Seoul


9. Boseong

  • Date: May 3
  • For green tea & nature lovers

Boseong is well-known for its vast green tea plantation accounting for around 40% of the domestic green tea. On this tour, you will see the fabulous view, which was designated as one of the “31 Beautiful Sights on This Incredible Planet” by CNN. You can also enjoy a variety of events and activities at Boseong Green Tea Festival.

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Boseong Green Tea Festival 1 Day Tour – from Seoul/Busan



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