Korea

Seoul 2014 Itinerary – Super free & easy

7 April 2014

A brief itinerary of our recent 10-day Korea trip. We spent all 9 nights in Seoul alone, because we are the relax-and-take-our-time-exploring-one-area type of tourist ;D

So yes, no Jeju, no Busan, no anywhere else but Seoul! (the shock, the horror! All 10 days in Seoul alone?!)

Dongdaemun Design Plaza, which opened just a day before we arrived

Dongdaemun Design Plaza, which opened just a day before we arrived and us, sporting couple jackets, heh. When in Korea, do as Koreans do! (couldn’t find couple shoes though)

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

  • Fu: Presentation #2
  • Me: Myeongdong skincare haul
  • Pojangmacha dinner

Day 8 (MY BIRTHDAY!)

Day 9

Day 10

  • Gyeunbokgung Tour
  • Sumunjang (Royal Guard) Changing Ceremony
  • Last shopping at Edae
  • Gimpo Airport: 8pm departure

Tips:

You may notice the itinerary doesn’t actually tell you much at all. I wrote it mainly for my own reference to guide me in writing upcoming posts, heh.

I won’t be doing a blow by blow account covering each and every single day. Instead I’ll write about whatever I feel like writing, in no particular order, and update this main post with links as I go along.

Freestyle is the way I roll!!! ^o^

24 Comments

  • Reply Mandy 7 April 2014 at 8:10 am

    Seoul!! I’ll be going in the summer :D

    Looks like you had pretty eventful packed 10-day trip.
    Can’t wait to see the upcoming posts.
    How did you plan your itinerary?

    • Reply Rin 8 April 2014 at 3:43 am

      Oooh, summer will be hot though, right? Hopefully not too hot like Japan (which can beat Singapore’s temperatures T_T )

      How long are you going for? If you’re anything like me, be sure to set aside a healthy budget for beauty shopping, haha!

      Mmm, I basically had a small list of things I wanna do, and places that I wanna visit (from research and from friends’ recommendations) and just allocated them as I went along!

      • Reply Mandy 8 April 2014 at 5:03 am

        Yikes! I hope it isn’t too hot then, but I also heard June-August is monsoon season there.

        I’ll be going to study abroad. Can’t wait! But I’m definitely setting a budget for beauty shopping! How can I not when going to Korea? :P

        Hmm…in that case I should start making a list of where I want to visit too. Thanks!

        • Reply Rin 8 April 2014 at 4:06 pm

          Yeah, June is rainy season in Japan, and since Korea is so close by, it’s probably similar. It’s bloody hot here during July and August bloody though! D:

          Oh, if you’re going to be living there for a while, then it’s a different story all together! There is less of the time constraint and you can slowly explore :)

          Hopefully my upcoming posts will give you some ideas on where to go, heh ;D

  • Reply Yen 10 May 2014 at 7:04 am

    Thanks Rin for the great write-up and the wonderful tips – I am heading that way in late June (1st time). Question – you had “Hair” on your itinerary – that’s on mine too – could you share more about that – where to go, etc.? Thanks!

    • Reply Rin 10 May 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Hello Yen,
      I was undecided about doing a post on that, but since you so nicely asked… I’ll prioritise it and write about it soon! ^o^

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  • Reply celia 14 October 2014 at 4:24 am

    may i know which hanok u stay? does it provite shared or private bathroom? 

    • Reply Rin 15 October 2014 at 1:11 am

      Hi Celia, I stayed at an Airbnb place that had a shared bathroom. There are quite a few on airbnb that you can select from, but if you would still like to know the specific one I stayed in, I could go dig up the info for you :)

  • Reply elaine 8 December 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Hi! I just want to ask how much money did u spend all in all for 7days in korea? And what hotel did u stayed in? Thank u for your help. .

    • Reply Rin 11 December 2014 at 10:34 pm

      Hi Elaine, I was in Seoul for 10 days (not 7) and excluding airfare, I think we spent about SGD 2k+ in total. We didn’t stay at a hotel, but at airbnb places instead :)

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    May I ask again what is the particular airbnb place did you stay in? So I can have reservation, and what is cheaper an airbnb place or staying at a hotel? thank you for the big help Rin! :)

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  • Reply joyce 16 August 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Hey came up to your blog
    really a nice travel guide
    Thanks for sharing
    will avoid namdengmun hahaha

    • Reply Rin 18 August 2015 at 11:05 am

      Hi Joyce, you’re welcome!
      Haha, yes, I think your time will be better spent elsewhere ;)

  • Reply Charlotte 27 January 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Dear Rin,

    Hi,I’m Charlotte.I’ll go to korean for 10days 9 night too just at seoul.may i know how much the expenses have you spend for 10days trip?how much need to top-up for T-money for 10days trip in seoul?

    • Reply Rin 28 January 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Hi Charlotte,

      I don’t recall the exact amount, but for the two of us, it was something like SGD 2-3k for the 10 days. But it really depends on the individual – how much shopping, what kind of food/accomodation, etc. The train rides are really cheap in Korea (just 1000 won) compared to here in Japan, so we didn’t really keep track. We also often took taxis because those are pretty affordable too.

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