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
07:30AM
07:30AM
Breakfast at Hostel + Getting Ready for Today's Journey
$0
Having breakfast at hostel and preparing all the essentials for today's trip.
08:00AM
08:00AM
Directions
$14
1.
From Sinseoldong station (turn left after tapping your T-Money), take subway to Cheongyangni station (Line 1)
2.
Follow the signs to transfer to Sangbong station (Gyeongchun Line) after 2 stops
3.
Follow the signs to transfer to Gyeongchun Line, alight at Cheongpyeong station (Gyeongchun Line) after 10 stops
4.
Get out from Exit 2 and wait at the bus halte in front of the station for Gapyeong tour bus
5.
Take Gapyeong tour bus to Petite France and buy the round trip ticket inside the bus (6000 won)
10:00AM
10:00AM
Petite France
$7
Visiting the mini French village that enable tourists to experience the European culture and art in the Korean countryside. Petite france has the theme of star, flower and little prince. You can find some European art exhibitions and performances there. Fun facts: some Korean dramas like "My love from Another Star:, "Secret Garden", "Beethoven",also the famous K-Reality show "Running Man" have filmed their episodes in this place.
11:00AM
11:00AM
Directions
$7
1.
Wait at the front gate of Petite France and take Gapyeong tour bus to Nami Island
2.
You don't need to buy ticket again (use the ticket you have bought)
3.
Buy your ticket at the ticket booth to enter Nami Island (8000 won for foreigners)
4.
Get in line with other tourists to wait for a ferry ship that will pick you up to cross the lake to Nami Island
11:30AM
11:30AM
Nami Island
$15
Seeing the beautiful scenery of Nami Island where you can find tall trees form a line beautifully. You can do activities such as handcrafting, going to the library and play at the playgrounds for kids, learning about environtments, and many more. There are also some events being held at Nami island such as music performances and art exhibitions. There are also several restaurants provided at Nami Island or near parking area outside Nami Island for your lunch time.
12:30PM
12:30PM
Directions
$0
1.
Take the ferry ship back to the gate
2.
Walk to the front gate and wait for a bus to Morning Calm Arboretum (to the opposite direction from when you go to nami island)
2:35PM
2:35PM
Morning Calm Arboretum
$8
Enjoy the beautiful view of many kinds of plants that will definitely pleased your eyes. This place provides 300 species of autogenous plants of Mt. Baekdu, it has 4500 species of plants that are distributed and implanted in 20 theme gardens and 2 exhibition rooms. There are activities provided in this place such as garden walk & craft experience (group), handcrafting (individual), also for kids such as making activity with recycling items.
4:00PM
4:00PM
Directions
$0
1.
Wait at the front gate of Morning Calm Arboretum for the bus to Cheongpyeong station
2.
From Cheongpyeong station, take the train back to Sangbong station (Gyeongchun Line)
3.
Follow the signs to transfer to Gyeongui-Jungang Line, alight at Hongik univ. station (Gyeongui-Jungang Line) after 12 stops
4.
Get out from Exit 9, you're just arrived at Hongdae Street
6:15PM
6:15PM
Enjoy the Area full of Young People at Hongdae Street
$20
You can enjoy the youthful ambience while strolling around, window shoppng, or enjoying the street performances by young artists. There are many restaurants & cafes you can choose if you want to have a dinner. You can also visit stores, galleries, art markets, & clubs here. Special streets such as ateliers’ street (lined with private institutions for art students preparing for university entrance exams), Picasso’s Street, and Club Street are also must-go places at Hongdae area.
8:00PM
8:00PM
Directions
$0
1.
From Hongik univ station, take subway to City Hall Station (Line 2)
2.
Follow the signs to transfer to Line 1, alight at Sinseoldong station (Line 1) after 5 stops
3.
Get out from exit 11
8:30PM
8:30PM
Back to Hostel
$0
Arriving in hostel, prepare to check out from hostel and getting ready to Incheon Int'l Airport. Don't forget to always double check and make sure you belongings are safe.
9:00PM
9:00PM
Directions
$9
1.
Turn left after you leave Hostel Korea, and then turn left again when you meet an intersection
2.
Walk straight until you see main road (C-space convenience store)
3.
Wait for airport limousine bus no. 6002 at Dongmyo station bus stop, buy the ticket inside the bus
10:00PM
10:00PM
Arrived in Incheon Int'l Airport and take your flight back to your hometown!
$0
Go to check in counter to drop your baggage and get your boarding pass, clear immigration and security as soon as possible, go to the boarding gate to wait for your flight back to your hometown.