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!

*Please don’t forget to keep your social distance and wear a mask to be safe from Coronavirus!

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 Park and 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 Korea Autumn Foliage 1 Day Tour (Cancelled in 2021).

2) World Cup Park


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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!

*Haneul Park is unfortunately closed until November 8th, 2020 due to COVID-19.

3) Gyeongju


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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.

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


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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

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!

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 filming location for the hit Korean romance drama, “Winter Sonata”.

Indulge 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. Visit Nami Island with the Garden of Morning Calm or Petite France from Seoul with a hassle-free 1-day tour!

3) Seoul Lantern Festival


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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


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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.

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


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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!

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. For example, there are Halloween Shooting Ghosts, where you can enjoy the shooting game, Horror Amazon, the thrilling Amazon Express ride, and Ghost Mansion, where you can enjoy the spectacular mapping shows!

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 easy and convenient access for its guests.

At Lotte World, you and your friends can enjoy the ultimate zombie experience during the Horror Halloween Season, which is called ‘Bloody Zombie School’!

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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