Last updated: May 2017.

Here’s a sample itinerary for a 5-day, 4-night tour in Seoul. This assumes the following:

  • You are a group of two.
  • You will be staying in a twin room at Fully Hong Hostel.
  • You will be using a T-Money card (T-Card) when taking public transportation.
  • Your meal allowance is limited to only ₩5000 for breakfast and ₩15000 for lunch and dinner. It’s actually too much for me considering that you will find a bowl of delicious bibimbap for only ₩5000. But I think it’s better to overestimate so let’s leave it at ₩15,000. I’m not a breakfast person, either. But fine, let’s still include breakfast for good measure.

Just make necessary adjustments to match your needs.

Pre-trip expenses
Hotel booking – ₩116,000 (₩58,000 x 4 nights divided by 2pax)

Day 1: ARRIVAL + GYEONGBOKGUNG
01:00pm – Airport to Jongno-3ga – ₩4150 + ₩1250
02:20pm – Check in at hostel
03:00pm – Gyeongbokgung Palace – ₩3000
06:30pm – Cheonggyecheon Stream
08:00pm – Gwangjang Market – ₩15,000 budget
10:30pm – Sleep!

Day 2: ANGUK AREA + MYEONGDONG
08:00am – Wake up
09:00am – Grab breakfast – ₩5000
09:30am – Bukchon Hanok Village
11:30am – Lunch – ₩15,000
01:00pm – Changdeokgung Palace – ₩3000
06:00pm – Subway to Myeongdong – ₩1250
06:20pm – Dinner – ₩15,000 budget
09:30pm – Back to Hotel

Day 3: NAMI ISLAND
07:00am – Wake up
08:00am – Grab breakfast – ₩5000
08:30am – Subway to Gapyeong Station – ₩2250
10:00am – Taxi to ferry wharf – ₩3000
10:20am – Buy ferry ticket – ₩8000
10:50pm – Explore Nami Island
01:30pm – Lunch – ₩15,000 budget
02:30pm – Continue exploring Nami Island
04:00pm – Ferry back
04:30pm – Taxi back to Gapyeong Station – ₩3000
05:00pm – Subway back to city – ₩2250
06:30pm – Dinner – ₩15,000 budget
09:00pm – Sleep

Day 4: HONGDAE & SINCHON
09:00am – Wake up
10:00am – Brunch + Insadong – ₩15,000 budget
01:00pm – Subway to Ewha Women’s University – ₩1250
01:30pm – Ewha Women’s University
02:30pm – Subway to Hongik University – ₩1250
02:45pm – Seoul Trick Eye Museum – ¥15,000
05:00pm – Explore Hongdae
08:00pm – Dinner – ₩15,000 budget
10:30pm – Back to hotel – ₩1250

Day 5: PACK UP + DEPARTURE
Train back to Airport – ₩5400

This itinerary will cost you ₩286,300 (USD 244, EUR 228, PHP 12,170) per person, excluding the airfare and travel tax.

You can still bring down the cost by staying in a dorm (and there are great options in the city), skipping the Trick Eye Museum (it’s not really unique to Seoul), or cutting down on your food budget (Please don’t. Korean food is awesome!)

If you’re coming from Manila and you’re able to snag PHP7700 fare, the total cost of this trip is PHP 19,870 per person (excluding travel tax).

For more budget travel tips, read: Seoul Travel Guide

 
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Where to Book Tours and Tickets

Of course, you can add more to the above itinerary or replace some of the activities there. The links below will lead you to Klook, which offers passes and tickets often at discounted rates. You can also book tours (with transpo) if you don’t want to bother with the getting-there part.

Everland

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Everland + Transfers

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Lotte World

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N Seoul Tower

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TeamLab World Seoul

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TrickEye 3D Museum + Ice Museum

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Nami Island

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Hanbok Experience

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DMZ and Panmunjom Tours (and See North Korea)

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Comments

  1. Jane says:

    Hi Can you please make a sample 1 week tour itinerary where we can visit all or top popular destinations? For two. Please and how to load the card use for transportations.

  2. Kryz says:

    I think the computation is wrong…You said on set …group of 2….your airfare is 7700 do you mean for the 2 of you? Or i believe ur referring to one person…then where is the travel tax? It should be for 2 also….

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Kryz, sorry if it’s not clear. What I meant by group of 2 is there will be 2 of you splitting shared costs like hotel. But the costs are PER PERSON.

      Also, note that this is an old post. Rate for Nami Island has gone up to 13,000 won per person. We’ll update this soon.

      Update na rin namin ung “per person” to clarify. :) Thanksssss!

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