A 5-day Itinerary Guide for First-time Travelers in South Korea

Do you remember the 1st time you fell in love? When you feel like you’re in the state of euphoria the moment you saw him, when every fiber of your body shivers by just thinking of him and when you already know that he is the right one for you. For me, that’s KOREA.

I fell in love instantly the first time I went there. It was last year March 2017 when I first set foot to this beautiful country all by myself and since then I made a pledge that I’ll be visiting this country as often as I can.

Here is my 5-day guide:


Day 1 : NAIA to Incheon Airport; Myeongdong, Dongdaemun Plaza

05:00 AM
- NAIA
- Tax : Php 1,620

07:00 AM
-Departure in Manila

12:00 NN
- Arrival in Incheon Airport
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01:00 PM
- Take a train 
   πŸ“ Incheon Airport β‡’ Seoul Station β‡’ Myeong-dong Station
    - 1 hour, 18 mins
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(credits to the owner ↑)
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(my first time riding a subway train, hoping that I wont get 
lost)

Recommended App: SUBWAY KOREA
02:00 PM
- Check-in at Hotel
  πŸ“ I recommend hotels located in Myeongdong area*
   - super accessible!
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(beautiful window view!)

04:00 PM
- Stroll around Myeongdong
   - everything you need is here (makeup, clothes, food, etc)
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07:00 PM
- Dongdaemun Plaza
   πŸ“ Myeong-dong Station β‡’ Dongdaemun History Culture Park, 
      Exit 1
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- LED Rose garden
   πŸ•’ Opening hours: 05:30 pm to 12 midnight
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Day 2 : Nami Island, Petite France, Garden of the Morning Calm

- For a hassle-free trip, I always book Ktourstory whenever I 
  go to these places
  πŸ“ Meetup points: Hongik Univ. Station, Exit 4
                    Myeongdong Station, Exit 2
                    Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station,
                        Exit 10
  πŸ•’ Meetup time: Depends on the place you'll gonna visit

09:00 AM
- Depart from Myeongdong Station, Exit 2

10:30 AM
- Arrival at Petite France
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12:00 AM
- Leave for Nami

12:30 PM
- Arrival at Nami Island
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04:00 PM
- Leave for Garden of the Morning Calm

05:00 PM
- Arrival at Garden of the Morning Calm
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06:30 PM
- Leave for Seoul (Myeongdong)

08:00 PM
- Arrival at Myeongdong

Day 3 : Namsan Tower, Bukchon Hanok Village, Gyeongbokgung Palace

10:00 AM
- Take a bus to Namsan Tower
  πŸ“ Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus No. 5
    πŸ“ Closest Subway Station: Myeongdong Station Exit 3
                               Chungmuro Station Exit 2
     - β‚© 1,200 in cash/ β‚© 1,100 with T-Money

10:30 AM
- Namsan Seoul Tower
  πŸ•’ [Observatory]
     Sunday-Friday: 10:00-23:00
     Saturday: 10:00-24:00
     * Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
     * Operating hours are subject to change depending on 
       weather or business schedules.
   - Individual Admission Ticket
     - Observatory: Adults 10,000 won / Children 8,000 won
     - Ssentoy Museum & Showroom: Adults 8,000 won / 
                                  Children 8,000 won
     - Hello Kitty Island: Adults 8,000 won / Children 7,000 won
  πŸ•’ [Namsan Cable Car]
     Operating hours: 10:00-23:00 
     Fare: Round-trip (Adults 8,500 won / Children 5,500 won) / 
           One-way (Adults 6,000 won / Children 3,500 won)

During Daytime:
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Take a photo everywhere!
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or if you love KPOP, you can take a photo with him or her too..
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During Night time:
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Don't leave N-Seoul Tower without doing love locks! Its a must!
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01:00 PM
- Rent a Hanbok (One Day Hanbok) 
   - 18,000 Korean Won for 4 hours
   - See this video of me and #TravelWithKArla 
     (credits to Karla)
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*Tip: its better to rent first a Hanbok before touring Palaces for
      a free entrance*
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01:30 PM
- Bukchon Hanok Village
  πŸ“ Anguk Station Exit 1
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02:30 PM
- Gyeongbokgung Palace
  πŸ“ walking distance from Bukchon Hanok Village
   - Entrance : free when you wear Hanbok
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3:30 PM
- National Folk Museum of Korea
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06:00 PM
- Dinner
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(there's a lot of delicious and cheap restos near Gyeongbukgung)

Day 4 : Everland

-Again for a hassle-free trip like mine, just book Ktourstory 
  πŸ“ Meetup points: Hongik Univ. Station, Exit 4
                    Myeongdong Station, Exit 2
                    Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station,
                        Exit 10
  πŸ•’ Meetup time: Depends on the place you'll gonna visit

09:00 AM
   - Departure from Myeongdong Station, Exit 2

10:10 AM
   - Arrival at Everland
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Breath-taking views!
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OF COURSE THIS IS A MUST RIDE~ T-EXPRESS & COLUMBUS ADVENTURE
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You can also spot your favorite animals here...
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9:15 PM
- Departure from Everland

10:30 PM
- Arrival at Myeongdong

Day 5 : Namdaemun, Airport

08:00 AM
- Namdaemun Market
  πŸ“ Hoehyeon Station Exit 6
   - They sell a lot of cheap souvenirs here !
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Silkworm Larva. ugh
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(if you watched The Legend of the Blue Sea, this place must
be familiar to you - just outside Shinsegae Department Store)
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11:00 AM
- Departure from Myeongdong
  πŸ“ Myeongdong Station β‡’ Seoul Station β‡’ Incheon Airport 
                                         (Airport Railroad Line)
   - 1hr and 1 min

12:15 PM
- Incheon Int'l Airport
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(the hardest part!!!)

02:00 PM
- Departure from Incheon Airport

See you soon Korea!

Much love,

aaa

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