It’s no secret that Filipinos are obsessed with Korean culture. Everyone’s been going crazy after the best of Korean pop culture, food, fashion, and more – and we just can’t get enough.
So, friends and all my avid readers, let me share with you our 5-day autumn-winter wonderland with complete itinerary, tips and cost breakdown to help you plan your own trip to Korea soon.
Tip: DIY your own application so you don’t need to pay for any agency fee and plan your itinerary.
(BTW, Thank you so much, Erika Shallaine Yu for making our itinerary. You the best!)
We flew via Cebu Pacific Air and arrived at Incheon Internation Airport at 10:45pm (Philippines is 1 hour behind). Traveled via train going to our Hotel guesthouse in Yeonnam-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, heating and free WiFi. A daily breakfast is provided. Room rate for 5 days: 260,600 won
Tip: Buy a T-Money card. If you plan to be in South Korea for couple of days or more and need to take the subway or bus often, a T-money card would be advantageous in terms of savings. If you are flying into Incheon airport, you can grab a card at a convenience store just after arrivals.
Price: 8000 won , T-Money Load 50000 won
What can you do in Korea when you only have 5 days? Here you go!
DAY 1: Nami Island, Petite France
Travel to Nami:
Admission fee: 8000 won
Walk: Space Torra to Hongik University (8 mins)
Train:[Gyeongui Jungang Line] Hongik Univ. Station to Mangu Station (15 stops)
Train: [Gyoengchun Line] Mangu Station to Gapyeong Station (12 stops)
Bus: Gapyeong City Tour Bus (Course A) to Nami Island Station (6000 won)
Walk: Nami Island Station to Gapyeong Wharf (2 mins)
Ferry: Gapyeong Wharf to Nami Island
Travel to Petite Fance:
Admission Fee: 8000 won
Right after exploring the picturesque Nami Island. We ride a taxi going to Petite France. (Forgot the cost of this cab ride. sorry.)
DAY 2: Everland, Gangnam District
Travel to Everland:
Admission Fee: 54,000 WON
Walk: Space Torra to Hongik University
Train: [Line 2] Hongik Univ. Station to Wangsimni Station (11 stops)
Train: [Bundang Line] Wangsimni Station to Giheung Station (25 stops)
Train: [EverLine] Giheung Station to Everland Station (Exit 3) (13 stops)
Shuttle Bus: Everland Station to Everland
Travel to Gangnam District:
Shuttle Bus: Everland to Everland Station
Train: [EverLine] Everland Station to Giheung Station (13 stops)
Train: [Bundang Line] Giheung Station to Jeongja Station (7 stops)
Train: [Shinbundang Line] Jeongja Station to Gangnam Station (6 stops)
DAY 3: Bukchon Hanok Village, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Secret Garden, Deoksugung Palace, N Seoul Tower, Myeondong District
Travel to Hanok Village
Walk: Space Torra to Hongik University
Train: Hongik Univ. Station to Euljiro 3-ga Station (6 stops)
Train: [Line 2] Euljiro 3-ga Station to Anguk Station (Exit 1 or 2) (1 stop)
Walk: Anguk Station to Bukchon Hanok Village (10 mins)
Travel to Gyeongbokgung Palace
Integrated Palace Ticket: 10,000 won (This ticket is all in one package)
Walk: Bukchon Hanok Village to Gyeongbokgung Station (10 mins)
Travel Deoksugung Palace
Walk: City Hall Station to Deoksugung Palace (10 mins)
Travel to Secret Garden
Travel to N Seoul Tower
Observatory tower Fee: 10000 won
Observatory: N Seoul Tower by night
Gyeongbokgung Palace to N Seoul Tower
Walk: Gyeongbokgung Palace to Gyeongbokgung Station (11 mins)
Train: [Line 3] Gyeongbokgung Station to Chungmuro Station (Exit 2) (4 stops)
Bus: Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus No. 02
Daehan Cinema – N Seoul Tower (6 stops)
We ride a Cable Car going down from N Seoul Tower.
Adult Ticket One-Way: 6,000 won
Travel to Myeondong:
Bus: Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus No. 05
Namsan – Myeong-dong (6 stops)
Shopping! and Food Trip time!
DAY 4: Haneul Park, Ewha Womans University
Travel to Haneul Park
ENTRANCE IS FREE!
So if are around the the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Follow the big road and turn left to cross the street at the 4-way intersection. You’ll see the Haneul Park signage at the parking lot.
There is a shuttle bus station that you can use to the top. We buy a ticket from the ticket counter which costs KRW 3,000 for round trip. Alternatively, you can take the zig-zag stairway, which precisely 291 stairs to finally arrive at Haneul Park.
Travel to Ewha Womans University
Train: [Line 6] World Cup Stadium Station to Hapjeong Station (3 stops)
Train: [Line 2] Hapjeong Station to Ewha Womans University (3 stops)
DAY 5: Flying back to PH
Travel to Airport
Not yet done… Will be adding photos soon.