3 Day Seoul, South Korea Itinerary + Travel Tips

South Korea Itinerary

South Korea is slowly becoming a popular destination for Filipino travelers. The reason behind this is probably because of the growing influence of Korean dramas and K-Pop to us. Filipinos are becoming more aware of about the Korean culture because of these media. The growing numbers of Korean tourists and students learning English in the Philippines also help us appreciate their cultures even more.

I personally like the Korean culture, specially when it comes to fashion, I watched several Korean Dramas like Princess Hours, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and My Love from the Stars, and listened to the music of 2NE1 and EXO.

I’ve visited South Korea twice already, first was during the autumn of 2015 and the most recent was just few weeks ago during their summer when I was invited to a Seoul, South Korea, FamTour by AirAsia Philippines.

South Korea is pretty accessible to Filipinos, it only takes a 4 hour flight from Cebu, and the number of flights servicing Cebu to Incheon, South Korea route are also growing. One of the airlines flying from Cebu to Incheon, South Korea is AirAsia Philippines. I booked both of my flights from AirAsia Philippines during my visits to South Korea. AirAsia Philippines flies directly from Cebu to Incheon, South Korea daily, you can book your tickets at http://airasia.com/.

Since I already visited South Korea twice, I thought of sharing some tips and a sample 3 day itinerary to Seoul that you can use as a guide.

3 Day Seoul, South Korea Itinerary

Day 1 – Itinerary Details

  • Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Gwanghwamun Square
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream
  • Seoul City Hall/Seoul Metropolitan Library/Seoul Plaza
  • Sungyemun Gate
  • Namdaemun Market

Day 2 – Itinerary Details

  • N Seoul Cable Car/N Seoul Tower
  • Myeong-dong Street
  • Dongdaemun Market
  • Dongdaemun Design Plaza
  • Silloam Spa (Jimjilbang)

Day 3 – Itinerary Details

  • Trick Eye/Love/Ice Museum
  • Hongdae Street

South Korea Travel Tips

  • Filipinos are required to get Korean Visa, it’s free when you apply personally at the Consulate Office of Korea in Cebu Business Park. You can check the requirements here.
  • Buy Won while you’re still in Cebu. I bought mine at Core Pacific Money Exchange at the 4th Level of Ayala Center Cebu.
  • Check the weather to make sure you are bringing the right outfit and don’t forget those comfy walking shoes.
  • Book through Airbnb for cheaper accommodation, some even provide free pocket WiFi and T-Money cards.
  • If you’re in a group, sometimes it’s cheaper to ride a taxi instead of taking the train depending on your destination. Taxi’s in South Korea can fit up to 4 passengers.
  • Don’t forget to try Banana Milk, it’s really addicting and if you are planning to bring home as “pasalubong”, you can buy at Food Empire in Incheon International Airport to prevent spillage in your check-in luggage.

My recent trip to Seoul, South Korea was made possible by AirAsia Philippines. Thank you for this wonderful experience. AirAsia Philippines flies directly from Cebu to Incheon, South Korea daily. Visit their website to book your flight.

Here’s an exciting news from AirAsia Philippines this July. Get up to 50% discount from the airline’s partners in Cebu and Korea from July 1 to August 31, 2016 by simply presenting your boarding pass or e-tickets for flights to/from Cebu and Incheon, South Korea.

Cebu Partners:
Cafe Namoo – 50% discount on your total bill
Cafe Tiala – 50% discount on your total bill
Coffee Bean Scent – 30% discount on beverages
Cafe Talk – 15% discount per item
Sky Experience Adventures – Php50 off on their entrance fee and Php50 off on their rides
KPub BBQ (Cebu and Manila branches) – Get additional 30mins for Php499 and Php699 promo; 20% discount for Ph899 and Php999 promo, and KPub key chains.

South Korea Partners:
Vivaldi Ocean Park – Get 30% discount from July 23 to August 7 and 40% discount from July 1 to 22 and August 8 to December 31.
Saraswati Pub – Get 10% discount on all menu.

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