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:

1 2 3 4
08:00AM
08:00AM
Breakfast at Hostel + Getting Ready for Today's Journey
$0
Having breakfast at hostel and preparing all the essentals for today's trip
08:30AM
08:30AM
Directions
$9
1.
From Sinseoldong Station, take subway to Seongsu station (Line 2)
2.
Follow the signs to transfer to Line 2 Wangsimni station after 2 stops (Go to the opposite direction's platform)
3.
(Note: Ttukseom st. is the next stop after Seongsu st.)
4.
Follow the signs to transfer to Bundang Line, alight at Apgujeong Rodeo station (Bundang Line) after 2 stops
5.
Get out from Exit 2 and you will find K-star road right away.
6.
You are probably need to recharge your T-Money balance so better check your balance and recharge it again
09:00AM
09:00AM
K-Star Road
$0
This is for those of you who love Kpop! this place filled with dolls with name and colors of respective idol groups (probably you can find your favourite idol group's doll in this area :p). This area also surrounded by luxurious brand stores. Take a walk and take photos with your favourite idol group's doll!
09:30AM
09:30AM
Directions
$3
1.
Take a taxi to go to SM Building
09:40AM
09:40AM
SM Building
$0
Visiting home to many Korean world stars like SHINee, SNSD, EXO, Super Junior, TVXQ, and many more. It must be an exciting experience for Kpop fans since this is the place where most trainees and celebrities spend their times practicing their singing/dancing. You can't go inside because it's an office so you can only look from the outside.
10:15AM
10:15AM
Directions
$3
1.
Take a taxi to SM COEX Artium
10:35AM
10:35AM
SM COEX Artium
$18
Another heaven of Kpop fans, especially fans of idols' from SM Entertainment. You can find some of your favourites' official merchandises at SUM celebrity shop, while you can buy snacks/foods/drinks with the name of your favourite idols exclusively at SUM Cafe and SUM Market. At the building there's also a theatre where sometimes they hold events like concert's surround viewing, showcases, performances, and many more.
11:40AM
11:40AM
Directions
$0
1.
For easier access to SM Ent.communication center, take taxi (3000 won base fare)
2.
If you want a cheaper option, take subway from Samseong station to Konkuk Univ station (Line 2)
3.
From Konkuk Univ station, transfer to Line 7, alight at Cheongdam station (Line 7) after 1 stop
4.
Get out from Exit 6
5.
SM Ent. Communication Center is right in front of Exit 6
12:15PM
12:15PM
Having Lunch and Enjoy Your Time at SM Ent. Communication Center
$25
This is another heaven for Kpop fans especially SM idols' fans! This building is another office building for SM entertainment's employees, also there's an SM studio for sing/dance practice of SM Idols. Unfortunately this SM studio is not open for public except for the idols/employees. You can also find SUM Market and SUM Cafe inside the building and have a lunch here. If you are lucky enough you can meet SM idols because currently they practicing more often at this building.
2:30PM
2:30PM
Directions
$0
1.
From Cheongdam station, take subway to Express Bus Terminal station (Line 7)
2.
Get out from Exit 8-1
3.
After exiting, walk straight for about 300 meters until you reach an intersection with an elevated road.
4.
Turn right and continue for about 15 minutes or 800 meters to reach the Banpo Hangang Park and the bridge.
3:00PM
3:00PM
Banpo Hangang Park
$0
In Banpo Hangang Park, you can find various activities to do like picnic, cycling, also doing sports with some facilities like Bubble Playgournd, Inline Skating Track, soccer field, and basketball court. There's also Banpo bridge where you can watch a rainbow fountain attraction everyday (April-October) six times a day for 20 mins.(usually around 12:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00). Fun fact: Banpo bridge rainbow fountain is the world's longest bridge fountain.
4:50PM
4:50PM
Directions
$0
1.
From Express Terminal Bus station, take subway to Chungmuro station (Line 2)
2.
Follow the signs to transfer to Line 4, alight at Myeongdong station (Line 4) which is right after Chungmuro station
3.
Get out from Exit 6 and you'll find Myeongdong Street right away
5:30PM
5:30PM
Shopping and Having Dinner at Myeongdong Street
$30
Myeongdong is famous as an outdoor shopping district that sells various kind of stuff. It is located at the heart of Seoul, near to Namsan Seoul Tower. The most stores in Myeongdong are Korean make up stores with the big celebrity pictures for their advertising, clothings, various souvenirs, accessories, till delicious foods! If you love shopping, then this place is perfect for you. If you plan to have a dinner, you don't need to worry because you can find plenty restaurants easily there.
8:00PM
8:00PM
Directions
$0
1.
From Myeongdong station, take subway to Dongdaemun station (Line 4)
2.
Follow the signs to transfer to Line 1, alight at Sinseoldong station (Line 1) after 1 stop
3.
Get out from Exit 11
8:45PM
8:45PM
Back to hostel
$0
Arriving in hostel and take a rest after your long journey.