7 days in South Korea Seoul and Jeju Itinerary

Tour South Korea Seoul and Jeju Island 7 Days 6 Nights

Summary of Our Experiences

Date of Tour : 30 May – 5 Jun 2017 (Summer)
Days Spent : 7 Days 6 Nights ( Tuesday to Monday )
Airlines: Korean Air
Flight Hours: About 7 hrs
No. of Travellers : 2 adults, 2 seniors (above 60 yrs) & 2 children (8 yrs old and 19 months old)
No. of Locations Visited : 2 (Seoul, Jeju Island)
No. of Places Visited : 22
No. of Homestay B&B / Hotel Stayed in : 3 ( RoinHome , 88 Guesthouse, AirBnB Blossom Jungmum)

Websites Useful For Our South Korea Trip Planning:

Places We’ve Been:

*scroll below for more of our Seoul and Jeju Itinerary

Day 1:  Flight to Incheon Airport / RoinHome Guesthouse / Hongdae / Changdeokgung and Huwon / Dongdaemum Toy Street / N-Seoul Tower
Day 2: Seoul Grand Park Theme Garden / Seoul Zoo / Lotte World Tower / Bukchon Hanok Village – Baek Inje’s house museum / Tosokchon Samgyetang 
Day 3: Korean Folk Village / Myeongdong Street Food and Walkabout
Day 4: Manjanggul Lava Cave / AirBNB Blossom Jungmum
Day 5: Seongsan Ilchulbong / Mt. Songaksan Coastal Walk / Seogwipo Market
Day 6: Mt. Hallasan / Jeongbang Waterfall / Jeju World Automobile Museum
Day 7: Osulloc Tea Museum – Cafe- Plantation

Highlights


:: Tips on Travel in Seoul & Jeju Island ::

Read these travel tips posts we had written for our experiences in Seoul and Jeju:

Tips on Travel in Jeju Island

Clothing for Hike & Walk (Summer – June):

  • Wear Shoes with Traction as it is slippery when hiking on rough terrain such as areas around the waterfall and Mt. Hallasan. For this, we specially bought a hiking boot for Dar at Decathlon. They are the only place we found with hiking boots for kids. Our hiking boots are the Merrell Brand and it served us so well, protecting our feet from tiredness or accidentally twisting our ankle as we trudged through rocks (huge ones). 
  • Waterproof & Windproof Jacket/Parka with Hoods. This helped to block off some intense heat and sunlight from the summer sun.
  • Sun Protection: Sunscreen /Sunglasses /HATS (a MUST as the sun was really intense)




:: Our South Korea (Seoul & Jeju) Itinerary ::

**CLICK ON THE LINKS FOR DETAILED WRITE-UPS OF THE PLACES ** Will update here when new ones are written.

Day 1 (SEOUL)

0110 – Overnight Flight on Korean Air to Incheon International Airport
0842 – Arrived in Seoul, Clear Customs and Buy T-Money (Fare storage cards for subway rides)
0924 – Taxi Transfer to RoinHome

Day 2 (SEOUL)

  • Simple Breakfast provided at RoinHome
  • Seoul Grand Park – Theme Garden and Seoul Zoo
  • Snacks on the way in/out of park/subway rides, so no formal lunch
  • Lotte World Tower
  • Bukchon Hanok Museum and Village
  • Dinner at Toksochon Samgyetang 
  • Back at Guesthouse / Rest

Day 3 (SEOUL)

  • Simple Breakfast provided at RoinHome
  • Check-out RoinHome
  • Check in 8 and 8 Guesthouse at Myeongdong
  • Korean Folk Village
  • Myeongdong Explore
  • Dinner with Myeongdong Street Food
  • Back at Guesthouse / Rest

Day 4 (JEJU ISLAND)

  • Breakfast provided at Guesthouse
  • Check-out Guesthouse
  • Flight to Jeju Island
  • Lunch at an Abalone Hot Stone Rice Restaurant
  • Manjanggul Lava Cave
  • Check-in AirBnB Apartment – Blossom Jungmum
  • Dinner at Jungmun City – Pork Ribs Soup 
  • Convenience store shopping for breakfast items
  • Back at Apartment / Rest

Day 5 (JEJU ISLAND)

  • Breakfast
  • Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak) 
  • Lunch at Hanseong Sunrise Peak Restaurant
  • Mt. Songaksan Coastal Walk 
  • Seogwipo Market Shop & Street Food Dinner
  • Back at Apartment / Rest

Day 6 (JEJU ISLAND)

  • Breakfast
  • Mt. Hallasan Drive-up and Hike (My parents did not do this with us)
  • Supermarket shopping at Jungmum (Snacks / Takeaway Korean Fried Chicken)
  • Back at Apartment for fried chicken lunch
  • Jeongbang Waterfall
  • Jeju World Automobile Museum
  • Simple dinner at Apartment
  • Back at Apartment / Rest

Day 7 (JEJU ISLAND)

  • Check-out Apartment
  • O’sulloc Tea Museum, Cafe and Plantation
  • Lunch at Fast-food restaurant
  • Flight back to Singapore

:: Cost of Travel Breakdowns ::

Cost of Transportation

Taxi Transfer from Airport to our accommodation:

  • 80,000 KRW (7 seater)

Subway Train Fares:

  • T- Money for 4 days: Adult : 40,000KRW             Child: 22,000 KRW       

(Note: At the end of the trip (5th June), can only refund if balance is 20,000 Won or less). For Dar, he can get the child/youth card with passport.

Where to Get T-Money: Convenience stores (GS25, CU, 7-Eleven, Ministop, With Me, Buy The Way, Story Way, etc.) bearing the T-money or Cashbee logo in areas of use listed above. (*Note: T-Money card can also be purchased from ticket vending and card reload devices inside subway stations)

Rental Car in Jeju Island:

  • 407,100 KRW (7-seater)

From Gimpo Airport to Incheon Airport:

  • Limousine Bus: Bus 6003 (www.airportlimousine.co.kr/) 5,000 KRW

Cost of Mobile Data

  • We took the Singtel Ready to Roam package at $20 for 1 GB, since we do not use much internet while on the go and our accommodations has Wi-Fi connectivity. 

Cost of Activities

In Seoul:

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  • Changdeokgung and Huwon (Secret Garden Tour) : Combined Ticket – Adult: 8000 Won / (Seniors above 65 (my dad): 5000 Won) / Children (7-18): 4000 Won
  • N-Seoul Tower: Bought from Klook with discount: S$39.50 for 5 people
  • Seoul Grand Park Elephant Shaped Train: Adult: 1000 Won / Children (3 -12 yrs): 700 Won
  • Seoul Grand Park Theme Garden: Adult: 2000 Won / Child: 1000 Won
  • Seoul Grand Park Zoo: Adult: 5000 Won / Child: 2000 Won
  • Lotte World Tower: Adult: 27,000 Won / Children: 24,000 Won
  • Korean Folk Village: 10,000 Won (Adult and Children Same) 

    *Use Discount Coupon from http://vkc.or.kr/en/special-offers/discount-coupons/ and only 10,000 Won per person

In Jeju:

  • Manjanggul Lava Cave: Adult: 2000 Won / Child: 1000 Won / Child (7 yrs below): Free
  • Seongsan Ilchulbong: Adult: 2000 Won /  Child: 1000 Won / Child (6yrs below): Free
  • Jeongbang Waterfall: Adult: 2000 Won / Child: 1000 Won
  • Mt. Hallasan: Free / Pay for Parking: 1800 Won
  • Jeju World Automobile Museum: Adult: 9000 Won / Child: 8000 Won /Infant (0-2): Free
  • O’sulloc Tea Museum: Free

Cost of Accommodation

  • RoinHome: KRW150,000 per night, inclusive of breakfast of sandwiches, juices or cakes. (Family Room -2 Double Beds Review)
  • 88 Guesthouse: KRW180,000 per night inclusive of simple breakfast of eggs and ham (1 Bunk Bed and 1 Single-Bed).
  • AirBnB Jungmum Blossom Apartment : $566 for 3 nights (2 Bedroom, Full Kitchen and 2 Bathrooms).

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