The Best Places to Visit During Autumn in Korea for Every Type of Traveler

Start planning your autumn trip now to take in all the best things Korea has to offer this fall!

During autumn in Korea, the leaves turn to brilliant fall colors and the air turns cool and crisp.

As the weather is a far cry from the sticky and humid summer, autumn is indeed one of the best times of the year to visit Korea.

For those planning to visit Korea in the autumn, we’ve picked out the perfect destinations for your trip based on what type of traveler you are!

1. Solo travelers – “Leaf-peeping adventure”


1) Korean National Parks

 

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If you like traveling alone and challenge yourself to explore, head out to some of the most popular Korean national parks, Seoraksan National Parkand Naejangsan National Park, where you can take in the breathtaking autumn foliage while hiking.

As for solo travelers, some of the biggest concerns are getting lost and the stress of planning a trip. Those who wish to take away the hassle out of their fall foliage trips, simply join thisKorea Autumn Foliage 1 Day Tour.

If you are looking for great National Parks to visit here are some awesome tours for you!

> Seoraksan National Park Autumn/Fall Foliage & Wondae-ri Birch Tree Forest 1 Day Tour – from Seoul

> Seoraksan National Park & Naksansa Temple 1 Day Tour

> Seoraksan National Park & Nami Island 1 Day Tour

> Seoraksan Mountain Baekdamsa Temple & Wondae-ri Birch Tree Forest 1 Day Tour – from Seoul

 

2) World Cup Park

If you’re too lazy to leave the city and still want somewhere peaceful to explore on your own, head to the World Cup Park.
Built to commemorate the 17th FIFA World Cup in Korea, this park is made up of five smaller ones. Haneul Park is the most popular of them, with 22 lookout points offering stunning views of Seoul, Namsan, Bukhansan, and Gwanaksan Mountain. Best of all, it’s free!

If you want to know more about other awesome tours in Seoul, check out the links below!
> DMZ & Haneul Park Silver Grass Festival 1 Day Tour

 

3) Gyeongju

Gyeongju is a coastal city in the far southeastern part of North Gyeongsang Province. Best known for its exquisitely well preserved historical heritage sites and vivid autumn foliage. Its stunning scenery of brown and red palettes make Gyeongju one of the most popular fall destinations. It’s perfect for a solo traveler who seeks to explore the history of Korea. We offer you a couple of tours to join and explore Gyeongju, click below for more details.

> Gyeongju Autumn Foliage 1 Day / 2D1N Tour – from Seoul

> Gyeongju Autumn Foliage 1 Day Tour (Depart from Busan)

4) Mountains in Seoul – Mt. Bukhansan & Mt. Gwanaksan

If you are a hiking enthusiast, these mountains in Seoul are probably the best choices for you. Mt. Gwanaksan, which is located in southern Seoul, is one of the best spots to enjoy the extravagant view of southern Seoul and Lotte Tower. With the highest peak at 630m, its rocky valleys are perfect for beginner-level rock climbers, or for people who have never rock climbed before.

Mt. Bukhansan, on the other hand, is for the more advanced hikers and rock climbers who are up for a challenge. Here, the highest peak is Baegundae peak, standing 840m above sea level where you can see as far as the Hangang River. There are still many different peaks you can hike up on the way, depending on the different courses you can take.

We offer you a chance to hike and rock climb these mountains with our very own local host who will teach you how to rock climb and guide you on your hiking journey, so don’t worry if you’re new to rock climbing, because he’s there to help you

> Book a Hiking & Rock Climbing Tour of Mt. Gwanaksan/ Bukhansan from Seoul Today!

2. Couples – “Romantic Retreat”


1) Jeju Island

 

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If you’re a couple, you’ll be happy to know that Korea is an absolute HEAVEN for couples. There are a bunch of romantic spots all over Korea. Jeju Island is one of them, with stunning autumn views that make it the perfect destination to enjoy a romantic vacation.

For a couple who want to comfortably explore the island, rent a car in Jeju Island! There are other great tours available for you to choose from! Check out some of them below!

> Korea Autumn/Fall Foliage 1 Day Tour – Jeju 

> Jeju City Tour Bus: Hop on & Hop Off 1 Day Pass

> Jeju Island Taxi Tour

> Jeju Island Tour with Private Driver & Van

> Jeju Island West & East Coast 1 Day Tour

> Jeju 1 Day Bus Tour Package

 

2) Nami Island

 

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Head off on a romantic excursion to Nami Island, or Namiseom, one of the most popular tourist attractions near Seoul! For its gorgeous scenery, this scenic island was used as a location for the hit Korean romance drama, “Winter Sonata” was filmed.

Bask in the nature and peacefulness of this beautiful venue by strolling around hand-in-hand along the tree-lined paths and exploring various museums, art galleries, and handicraft workshops. The Nami Island Shuttle Bus and Ticket Packagewill get you to and from the island with ease.

> Check out more awesome Nami Island tours here!

 

3) Seoul Lantern Festival

Finally, for a romantic date night, check out the Seoul Lantern Festival. The lantern festival lights up the Cheonggyecheon Stream spanning 1.2 km. Perfect for taking a romantic stroll and taking cute selfies! You can also make lanterns and write on a new year’s wish paper, too!

4) Gyeongju Pink Muhly Field


Grab your partner and go on a romantic getaway to Korea’s largest pink muhly field! The feathery pink muhly will be in full bloom this autumn and Gyeongju is the best place to enjoy the stunning view. Explore the largest pink field around Cheomseongdae (the ancient astronomical observatory), drop by the Wolji pond and spend time in Gyeongju’s trendiest street. All these places are perfect for the traveling couple because there’s plenty of spots to snap an Instagram worthy photo! For more details, click the link below,

> Gyeongju Pink Muhly Field 1 Day Tour from Seoul

> Gyeongju Pink Muhly Fields & Gyeongju Historic Sites 1 Day Tour from Busan

3. Family – “Fun-filled family day out”


1) Chuncheon City

 

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If you’re looking to have some great family fun in Korea, look no further. Chuncheon, a lakeside city located about an hour away from Seoul is absolutely gorgeous during the fall.

Thanks to this Seoul Vicinity Tour 4 in 1 Package, your whole family can enjoy four of the most popular destinations in the area.

You can visit not only Nami island but also the rail bike at the Gangchon Rail Park, explore the lovely French style village called Petite France, and see fragrant flowers at the Garden of Morning Calm.

 

2) Hassle-free Autumn Foliage Tours



The autumn foliage tour should definitely be on your to-do list when visiting Korea during the season. You might think that it is difficult to do as a family activity especially with children but fear not, we have a solution for you! There are hassle-free tours that start from Seoul or from Busan. Wherever you may be, you can enjoy a nice family time enjoying the magnificent view of the red and orange-colored leaves. For more details, check out the links below!

> Korea Autumn/Fall Foliage 1 Day Tour – from Seoul

> Korea Autumn/Fall Foliage 1 Day Tour – from Busan

 

4. Best friends – “Spook-tacular Halloween Fun”


1) Everland

 

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October is the month of Halloween, which means it’s time to have some spooky fun!

Grab your squad and head over to Everland, the most popular and largest Korean theme park located near Seoul. During the Halloween season, Everland theme park offers a variety of horror-themed attractions, such as the live-action ‘horror maze’ and the haunted Horror Safari.

> Everland Discount Ticket & Shuttle Bus Package

> Everland Discount Ticket – One Day Pass (+ Half Day Afternoon Pass Option)

> Everland Discount Ticket & 1 Q-Pass Package

> Everland Discount Ticket & Private Van Package

2) Lotte World

 

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If you’re short on time, visit Lotte World instead. Located within the city of Seoul, directly linked to Jamsil Subway Station, Lotte World offers an easy and convenient access for its guests.

At Lotte World, you and your friends can enjoy the ultimate zombie experience through VR zombie games and live-action zombie invasions during the Horror Halloween Season!

> Get discount tickets to Lotte World here.
Whichever type of traveler you are or want to be, Korea has got something for you to enjoy doing!

So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Korea right now!


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Photo Credits
“Korea Andong Autumn scenery near Yeongnak Bridge” By Robert 
“Temple in Seoraksan National Park, South Korea” By Chris Campbell
“A couple walking in sunset silhouette” By Darin Kim
“Jeju Island” By MIN_Photo
“2013, 남이섬” By Thomas park 
“autumn trees” By Brian Yap 
“Buddha Statue Near Heundeulbawi – Seoraksan National Park” By Chris Campbell

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