Being someone who hails from hot and humid Manila, to experience winter and witness snowfall are definitely on my bucket list. And I can’t help but feel all kilig as I type this: I finally ticked those off last February!
Ivan and I booked our tickets to South Korea a year ago, during one of AirAsia’s seat sales. Since then, it has been a year of endless research on which places to go to, what to expect during winter, what to wear, and where to stay. I’d like to believe all these paid off as we managed to keep our budget at roughly around P26,000 per person ALL-IN — including airfare, accommodation, food, pasalubong, etc.
READ: Budget Breakdown: 6 Days and 6 Nights in South Korea
Since this is our second time in Korea (last time we went there was in October 2014, autumn season), we tried not to include in our itinerary places we’ve been to already. However, there were some favorites we couldn’t miss, which included Nami Island, Namsan Tower, Myeongdong and Hongdae.
We also made sure to explore interesting places outside Seoul, like the Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon and Heyri Art Village in Paju. Thanks to Korea’s efficient transport system, these places were easily accessible via subway and bus, despite being relatively far.
SOUTH KOREA 6D 6N ITINERARY
Here’s a quick overview of our 6D 6N itinerary:
Day 1: Ihwa Mural Village, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Myeongdong, Cheonggyecheon Stream, Gwanghwamun Square, Samcheongdong
Day 2: Heyri Art Village, Hongdae, DDP
Day 3: Hwaseong Fortress, Railway Museum, Hongdae
Day 4: Nami Island, Petite France, Namsan Tower, Hongdae
Day 5: Bongeunsa Temple, Coex Mall, Mangosix Café Posco Branch (The Heirs shoot location), Myeongdong, Ewha Womens University, Hongdae
Day 6: Hongdae
Specific directions to listed destinations, subway stops & exits, travel time & costs, plus additional maps, can be seen on our mobile-friendly South Korea artinerary. Download it HERE. (You have to be subscribed to this site to get access to our freebies. Click here if you haven’t.)
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