Steal My Itinerary: 6-Day Travel Guide For South Korea

It’s not just because of K-Pop, K-Fashion, and Koreanovelas that South Korea is becoming a hot tourist destination. Tourists are flocking to the country for its appetizing food, the Hanbok fitting experience, and a fusion of traditional and modern landscapes.

Del Tagulao, 31, a systems administrator from Makati, shares a 6-day travel guide for South Korea in February of this year.

Tick your dream trip to the Land of the Morning Calm off your travel bucket list with a clear idea of how much you’re going to spend.

Airfare: P11,299, roundtrip for two, Manila-Incheon-Manila
*Exchange rate: P1 = KW22.25 (South Korean Won)

Day 1

Departure from Manila 3:00 p.m. P1,620 Travel tax
Arrival in Korea 8:10 p.m. Foreign exchange
Buy T-Card (reloadable transportation card)



KW2,500 Card + KW10,000 load
Bus fare from Incheon Airport to Seoul



Arrive at Hotel 11:00 p.m. P1,663/ pax

3 Nights at Gonggan Guesthouse Myeong-dong

P4,989 for 3 pax

Day 2

Myeongdong pick up 8:20 a.m. P3,835.40 Booked tour at Klook with P64 discount using mobile app
Nami Island 9:50 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ski Tour 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Arrive at Myeongdong 6:20 p.m.
Myeongdong Street Foods Free time Dinner and Shopping

Day 3

Gyeongbokgung Palace 10 a.m.



Costumes for free
Bukchon Hanok Village 12:00 p.m. Three-hour walking tour
Find Rental Hanbok Shop



Hanbok rental fee depending on designs and accessories. Visitors can get a hanbok for a minimum of KW10,000
Changdeokgung Palace 2 p.m.



Free entrance for visitors wearing hanbok
Namsan Seoul Tower 4 p.m. KW8,500 (P382) Roundtrip cable car
Dongdaemun Market 6 p.m. Products vary from silks, clothes, shoes and accessories, electronics, office supplies, pet products and toys.

Day 4

Seoul to Busan 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. P2,719.19 P8,157.57 divided to 3 pax
24 Guesthouse Seomyeon 3:30 p.m. P2,400 for 2 nights P4,408 to P1,000/pax first night, P1,400 on 2nd night
Nampodong shopping Street 7 p.m.

Day 5

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple 9 a.m.



Alight Haeundae Station (Line 2), Exit 7. Take Bus 181 and alight at Yonggungsa Temple
Haeundae Beach 11 a.m. Free
Seomyeon underground shopping 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Day 6

Gamcheon Culture Village 8 a.m. Used T-card Exploring Korean Art
Check Out Hotel 12 p.m. Ask hotel for Luggage Storage
Free Time Shop and stroll at Seomyeon
Busan Airport 6 p.m. KW14,000 (P629) Taxi from Seomyun to Gimhae International Airport.
Manila 12:25 a.m.

Total spent (6 days, excluding shopping money and airfare): P27,000

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