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Xperience Team

05 Mar 2024 - 5 min read

Ultimate Guide: Things to Do in South Korea During Cherry Blossom Season

If you are planning to visit South Korea during spring, then you should know some information about things to do in South Korea during cherry blossoms. Every spring, South Korea is full of vibrancy, adorned by the splendor of beautiful cherry blossoms. From mid-March to late May, this stunning sight always manages to attract visitors from all over the world who want to enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of South Korea during spring. Aside from the dazzling cherry blossoms, South Korea also offers many activities to enrich your itinerary during spring. Below, Traveloka has compiled a summary of suggested itineraries for your spring vacation in South Korea.

1. Joining the Cherry Blossom Festival

Similar to Japan, South Korea also celebrates the arrival of spring with cherry blossoms. Some streets and parks are decorated with the beauty of cherry blossoms. Several cities in South Korea, including Seoul, Gyeongju, and Busan, organize special cherry blossom festivals, where local people and foreign tourists gather together to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms, take pictures, and picnic in the park with their loved ones.

One of the most famous cherry blossom festivals in South Korea is the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, which takes place around March 25 to April 3, 2024. This festival will usually attract visitors from all over the world to join this festive festival. A quiet town can turn into a bustling center decorated with stunning pastel pinks.

[Spring Exclusive] Suburban Seoul Day Tour: Nami Island, Gangchon Rail Park, Alpaca World & Eden Cherry Blossom Road Festival | South Korea

2. Seeing the Beauty of Cherry Blossoms and Canola Flowers on Jeju Island

When spring comes, you must visit Jeju island to see the beautiful cherry blossoms and canola flowers blooming. The cherry blossoms in Jeju are very unique, as they have slightly larger petals and their blooming period is only 2 to 3 days a year. Therefore, only those who are lucky can see the beauty of cherry blossoms in Jeju.

However, you don't have to worry, because Jeju also has canola flowers that are the star of the island. These canola flowers cover Jeju's land with bright yellow petals that bloom, even though the land is a little barren. One of the famous places to see the beauty of canola flowers in Jeju is on Noksan Road.

Western & Southern Jeju Island Day Tour

10

USD 65.67

3. Spend an Exciting Vacation at Lotte World Busan

On the southern coast of Korea, in the port city of Busan, you will find one of the newest attractions that you should not miss, which is Lotte World Busan. This amusement park, which opened in March 2022, has provided a pleasant vacation experience for its visitors. The park offers a variety of thrilling and adrenaline-pumping rides, shows, and exhibitions. Whether you're visiting with kids, family, or friends, Lotte World Busan caters to all age groups with diverse and exciting experiences. One of the must-try rides here is Giant Splash, which combines elements of a roller coaster and a water log flume ride, making it perfect for thrill seekers.

Lotte World Theme Park

8.7

USD 18.17

4. Strolling Around Traditional Palaces

Walking around traditional palaces can be an interesting activity in South Korea, offering a glimpse into the country's rich architectural heritage. By dedicating a day to exploring these well-preserved sites, visitors can dive into South Korea's centuries-old culture and royal life. Among the most famous palaces is Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main royal residence of the Joseon Dynasty. Apart from that, you can also explore other famous palaces such as Deoksugung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace.

Gyeongbokgung Palace: Seohwa Hanbok Rental | Seoul

5. Visiting the Filming Location of "Winter Sonata", Nami Island

Springtime in South Korea is the perfect time to visit Nami Island, which is famous for its beautiful tree-lined scenery. In addition to exploring Nami Island, you can also find other nearby attractions in the same area. These include Petite France, which is characterized by rows of vibrant colorful houses, and the stunning Garden of Morning Calm.

Nami Island, Petite France and Italian Village Day Trip

10

USD 42.86

6. Enjoy the Spring Air by Cycling on the Han River

Spring along the Han River is a sight not to be missed. During spring, the sidewalks in the Han River area will be decorated with delicate pink and white colors. One of the best ways to enjoy this beauty is by renting a bicycle and cycling with your loved one.

7. Doing Fun Activities at N Seoul Tower

Visiting N Seoul Tower, also known as Namsan Seoul Tower, with your partner should be on your itinerary. Standing almost 480 meters above sea level, the tower offers a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of Seoul from its observation deck.

Apart from enjoying the breathtaking view of Seoul, you can also do a romantic activity with your partner by installing a love padlock, joining thousands of others, on the railing of the Staircase of Proposals. Moreover, you can also explore the nearby Namsan Park, which has beautiful hiking trails.

N Seoul Tower Observatory Ticket | South Korea

8. Seeing South Korea's Past at Namsangol Hanok Village

If you're interested in experiencing the past in South Korea, a visit to Namsangol Hanok Village is highly recommended. Located on the northern slopes of Mount Namsan, this attraction features five hanok, traditional Korean houses, giving visitors a glimpse into the country's history. In addition, the village also houses various other structures including an archery range, a pavilion, and a pond, offering travelers further opportunities to explore and delve into traditional Korean culture.

9. Experience the Thrill of Picking Strawberries Straight From the Farm

South Korea is famous for its sweet and delicious strawberries. When visiting in spring, take the opportunity to pick the freshest and ripest strawberries at Yangsu-ri Strawberry Farm. Apart from harvesting strawberries straight from the tree, you can also try making homemade strawberry jam or indulge in dipping strawberries in chocolate.

10. Experience the Excitement of Hiking Mount Inwangsan!

If you love outdoor adventures and enjoy the thrill of mountain hiking, then hiking Mount Inwangsan in spring should be on your agenda. The mountain offers a winding hiking trail covered in stunning cherry blossoms. Upon reaching the summit, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views, while the fresh mountain air will rejuvenate your senses, leaving you feeling refreshed and recharged.

Flight to Seoul

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Apart from being famous for its K-dramas, K-pop, and delicious cuisine, South Korea is also famous for its stunning cherry blossoms in spring. If you are considering visiting during this season, the itinerary above can be your guide. To make your vacation in South Korea easier, you can book flight tickets, tourist attractions entrance tickets, and accommodation easily through the Traveloka application. So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets and pack your luggage now to create an unforgettable experience!

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