4 Days Seoul Trip for Budget Travelers

4 Days 3 Nights in South Korea, Seoul

Seoul is an undeniably a happening city with so many great travel spots. As a well known-home to many of K-celebrities, especially for you who like Kpop/Kdramas/K-entertainments, it is a perfect place for you to explore some interesting spots related to your favourite celebrities! You also can't miss out some great places around Seoul and this itinerary will give you informations about some great tourist spots from traditional till modern spots with a minimum expenses!


Things to Note:
Camera, a small/medium sized bag to be carried around, passport, flight tickets, sunglasses, subway map, T-Money card, Korean won cash
Recommended budget:
Est. US$400/pax
Trip Type:

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08:00AM
08:00AM
Arriving in Incheon Int'l Airport, South Korea
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Arriving in Incheon Int'l Airport, process your immigration, claim your baggage and ride a subway to Seoul Station.
08:30AM
08:30AM
Directions
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1.
You will need to purchase a T-Money card to be able to ride mass transportation in seoul, by buying it at airport's convenience store (CU, GS25, etc)
2.
T-Money priced about 4000 won (doesn't include balance)
3.
Follow the signs to go to the airport railroad and find a machine to fill your T-Money's balance
4.
There will be choices for you on how much balance you want to fill to your card (fyi 10000 won is enough for 2 days trip)
5.
Go to the subway station, follow the signs to the platform of the train to Seoul station (Airport Railroad Line)
6.
Upon your arrival in Seoul Station, just follow the signs to transfer to Line 1, alight at Sinseoldong Station (Line 1) after 6 stops
7.
Get out from exit 11, walk straight until you find Hollys Coffee.
8.
There are three roads. You will see the road on the left side of Hillstate Apartment. Walk down that road and make right turn. Hostelkorea is at second block on your left.
9.
If you plan to use a sim card, you can buy sim card at convenience stores (CU, GS25, etc) for about 30.000 won
10.
Another good choice is you can take airport limousine bus by buying ticket first at arrival halls (1F) price: 10k won
11.
Take airport limousine bus no. 6002 at 5B or 12A Incheon Airport and get off at Dongmyo station
12.
Then cross the crosswalk, and turn right. Walk straight until you come to the convenient store(C-Space).
13.
Go right here for 2 blocks and turn right, you will see Hostel Korea.
09:30AM
09:30AM
Arriving in Hotel and Check In
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A nice hostel for you who are looking for an inexpensive place to stay with a good facilities and services. It's located near to sinseoldong and dongmyo station, also near to a bus halte (transport direct from/to airport) so it's pretty easy if you want to go anywhere around Seoul.
11:00AM
11:00AM
Directions
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From Sinseoldong station, follow the signs to take subway to Dongdaemun station (Line 4)
2.
Follow the signs to transfer to Line 4, alight at Dongdaemun history & culture park station which is right after Dongdaemun station
3.
Get out from Exit 1 or 2
4.
You will find DDP building as soon as you're exiting from exit 1 or 2
11:25AM
11:25AM
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
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Sightseeing in one of the most gorgeous building in the world built by world renowned architect, Zaha Hadid. Enjoy the beautiful, unique and artistic interior and design of the building. Inside the building you can find art hall, museum, design shop, and oullim square, while outside the building you can find an eco friendly park. Many big scale events like fashion shows, award ceremonies and exhibitions being held here.
12:30PM
12:30PM
Directions
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Walk through Doota Mall to the north, and then you will pass cheonggyecheon stream
2.
Walk straight until you see a big gate, it is located near to Dongdaemun station.
12:35PM
12:35PM
Heunginjimun Gate
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Heunginjimun Gate is one of historical sites in Seoul and was built during King Taejo’s 5th year in 1396, remodeled during the reign of King Danjong in 1453 and was newly built in 1869 during the sixth year of King Gojong’s reign in 1869. It is still located around Cheonggyecheon stream and DDP building, you just need to take a walk so no need to spend your money for transportation.
1:00PM
1:00PM
Directions
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Take a walk back to the same direction from where you go to Heunginjimun gate, you will find cheonggyechon stream and it's pretty close from the gate
1:05PM
1:05PM
Chonggyecheon Stream
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Cheonggyecheon stream is a place where you can relax your body while enjoying browsing internet with a fast wifi connection surrounded by locals. Cheonggyecheon Stream passes close to Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Plaza, the Sejong Center, Insa-dong Street, and some other tourist spots.
2:05PM
2:05PM
Directions
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Take a walk back to DDP Building direction and you will see the mall right away
2.
Cross the road to the Doota Mall
2:15PM
2:15PM
Shopping+Having Lunch at Doota Mall
$30
It is located right in front of DDP building. These malls are fashion malls full of trendy fashion items. You can find clothings or accessories from various local/international brands. Services for foreign tourists include an information desk (1F) if you need a money changer, tax refund, buy souvenirs, and storage lockers. If you want to have a lunch you can find various cafes and restaurants at 6F, B1, and B1-D2.
4:00PM
4:00PM
Directions
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Go to Dongdaemun History and Culture Park station, enter the Exit 14 (located in front of the mall)
2.
Follow the signs to take subway to Line 4 Chungmuro station which is right after Dongdaemun History and Culture Park station
3.
Follow the signs to transfer to Line 3 Yaksu station which is right after Chungmuro station
4.
From Yaksu station, follow the signs to transfer to Line 6, alight at Itaewon station (Line 6) after 2 stops
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Get out from Exit 3 and you are already at Itaewon district.
4:50PM
4:50PM
Sightseeing+Having Dinner at Itaewon District
$20
Itaewon district is where you can meet people from around the world. It is one of the most unique and ethnically mixed areas in Seoul. This area is great if you want to do shopping, eating, enjoying nightlife at clubs, even just sightseeing is good too. You don't need to worry if you want to have a dinner here because there are plenty restaurants/cafes in this area, you just need to pick which one fits your taste, either Korean or non Korean foods (even halal foods!)
8:15PM
8:15PM
Directions
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From Itaewon station, follow the signs to take subway to Dongmyo station (Line 6)
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Follow the signs to transfer to Line 1, alight at Sinseoldong station (Line 1) which is right after Dongmyo station
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Get out from Exit 11
9:00PM
9:00PM
Back to hostel
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Arriving in hostel and take a rest after your long journey.