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 also have 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 best places for a spring day trip where you can conveniently travel from Seoul!

  1. Gwangyang
  2. Jinhae
  3. Gurye
  4. Gyeongju
  5. Jeonju
  6. Incheon
  7. Hadong
  8. Gapyeong
  9. Gangneung
  10. Suwon 
  11. Taean

1. Gwangyang

 

Instagram에서 이 게시물 보기

 

서영균 (Sur Young Keun) / 빨간닭(@the_redchicken)님의 공유 게시물님,

  • For plum blossom lovers
  • Gwangayng Maehwa Festival: March 8~17, 2024

Gwangyang is a small city in the Jeollanam-do province, famous for its holding The Gwangyang Maehwa Festival, also known as the Gwangyang Plum Blossom Festival, every spring. The festival is a popular attraction, drawing visitors from across the country to witness the beauty of plum blossoms and partake in various cultural and recreational activities. 


∇FIND MORE INFO & BOOK 1 DAY TOUR∇


2. Jinhae

 

Instagram에서 이 게시물 보기

 

용(@y_.o_.n_.g)님의 공유 게시물님,

  • For cherry blossom lovers
  • Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival: March 23~April 1, 2024

If your main purpose for traveling to Korea in Spring is cherry blossom, Jinhae is a must-visit place. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual event held in Jinhae-gu, a district in Changwon City. Celebrating during the peak cherry blossom season in spring, the festival is renowned for its stunning displays of cherry blossoms along the naval port city. The most picturesque cherry blossom spots are Yeojwacheon Stream and Gyeonghwa Station.


∇FIND MORE INFO & BOOK 1 DAY TOUR∇


3. Gurye

  • For cornelian cherry lovers
  • Gurye Sansuyu Festival: March 9~17, 2024

Before the bloom of cherry blossoms, white Maehwa (plum blossom) and yellow Sansuyu (cornelian cherry) flowers are the first signals of the arrival of spring. The Sansuyu flower is a yellow flower of a dogwood tree and its red berry is used as traditional medicine. Welcome the warm spring breeze at the beautiful villages in Jeollanam-do Province, Gwangyang and Gurye!


4. Gyeongju

  • For cherry blossom & history lovers
  • Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival: March 22~24, 2024

Gyeongju is a city filled with both history and spring scenery. You will get to see the pink and white-bloomed cherry blossoms next to historical landmarks over a thousand years old. Enjoy exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Bulguksa Temple, Bomun Lake Complex, and Cheomseongdae Observatory!


∇FIND MORE INFO & BOOK 1 DAY TOUR∇


5. Jeonju

 

Instagram에서 이 게시물 보기

 

동네찍사(@dongnejjicsa)님의 공유 게시물

  • For cherry blossom, hanok & mountain lovers
  • Maisan Cherry Blossom Festival: TBA

Jeonju, the capital of the North Jeolla Province, is a city that is rich in culture and food. In mid-April, the hiking trail along Maisan Mountain dresses up in beautiful pink cherry blossoms and serves as the venue for the annual cherry blossom festival. Also, don’t forget to explore Jeonju Hanok Village, where over 700 hanoks seamlessly blend with Korean traditions, offering a rich cultural experience.


∇FIND MORE INFO & BOOK 1 DAY TOUR∇


6. Incheon

  • For azalea & hiking lovers
  • Wonmisan Azalea Festival: March 30~31
  • Goryeosan Azalea Festival: April 6~14, 2024

Incheon is usually known as a city with Incheon International Airport, but it’s also a great day-trip destination from Seoul. The two most popular spring festivals in Incheon are Wonmisan Azalea Festival and the Goryeosna Azalea Festival. Wonmisan Azalea Garden in Bucheon is a captivating spring flower attraction featuring tens of thousands of beautifully arranged azalea trees. You can also head to Dodangsan Cherry Blossom Festival, another one of Bucheon’s Top 3 spring flower festivals.

Goryeosan Mountain in Ganghwa Island is a perfect place to witness purple azalea flowers and enjoy a wee hiking time, feeling the warm and cozy spring breeze. Don’t forget to experience the thrill and speed of the Ganghwa Seasie Luge, the longest luge track in East Asia!


∇FIND MORE INFO & BOOK 1 DAY TOUR∇


7. Hadong

 

Instagram에서 이 게시물 보기

 

오늘(@ohneul.co.kr)님의 공유 게시물

  • For cherry blossom & temple lovers
  • Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival: March 22~24, 2024

Hadong is famous for Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival and walking the 4km Simini (10-ri) Cherry Blossom Road lined with cherry blossom trees is a must. Also, visit Ssanggyesa Temple, a Buddhist temple with more than 1,300 years of history.


8. Gapyeong

 

Instagram에서 이 게시물 보기

 

유재철(@y.doyoon_papa)님의 공유 게시물

  • For cherry blossoms & photo spots lovers
  • Gapyeong Eden Cherry Blossom Road Festival: April 6~14, 2024
  • Nami Island Cherry Blossom Festival: April 6~21, 2024

Discover the charm of the lesser-known Eden Cherry Blossom Road, admired by locals for its stunning cherry blossom-lined path. Explore the latest spring hot spots in Gapyeong near Seoul and enjoy the spring festival featuring live performances, a charming flea market, and delicious street foods. You can also visit nearby attractions, such as Nami Island, Gangchon Rail Bike, and Sheep Farm.


∇FIND MORE INFO & BOOK 1 DAY TOUR∇


9. Gangneung

 

Instagram에서 이 게시물 보기

 

렐레(@rereon__)님의 공유 게시물

  • For cherry blossom & nature lovers
  • Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival: April 5~10, 2024

Enjoy the stunning scenery of Gangwon Province at Gyeongpo Lake and K-pop/K-drama hot spots in Gangnueng! Take a stroll along the Gyeongpo Lake surrounded by a bunch of cherry blossom trees. Then capture unforgettable moments at Jumunjin Beach, the filming locations of BTS’ “You Never Walk Alone” music video, BTS Bus Stop, and the popular K-drama “Goblin”.


∇FIND MORE INFO & BOOK 1 DAY TOUR∇


10. Suwon

 

Instagram에서 이 게시물 보기

 

백마 김한준(@hanjun1868)님의 공유 게시물

  • For flowers & history lovers
  • Suwon Paldalsan Cherry Blossom Festival: April 5~7, 2024

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is a great destination to enjoy cherry blossoms. It’s a historic fortress from the Joseon Dynasty that majestically surrounds Suwon City. Walk along the fortress wall and take pictures on the flower-lined road. You can also admire other various spring flowers, such as king cherry blossoms, azaleas, and cornelian cherry.


∇FIND MORE INFO & BOOK 1 DAY TOUR∇


11. Taean

 

Instagram에서 이 게시물 보기

 

정빈 JUNGBIN 🇰🇷(@_jungkong)님의 공유 게시물

  • For tulip & strawberry lovers
  • Taean Tulip Festival: April 12~May 7, 2024

April & May are the time for tulips! Don’t miss out on the famous Taean Tulip Festival, which is one of the top five tulip festivals in the world. It’s held at the Kkotji Ocean Park which is transformed into a vast sea of tulips in full bloom. With this tour, you’ll also get to experience strawberry picking and bring home a batch of your own hand-picked strawberries.


∇FIND MORE INFO & BOOK 1 DAY TOUR∇


Check Out More Korea Spring Flowers Tours on Trazy!

[From Jeju Island]

[From Busan]


Ready to plan your spring day trip? For more spring tours and travel deals for Korea, make sure you visit Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop!

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.