I’m posting this 6-day Seoul itinerary that my sisters had when they were here.
The three most asked questions I get from emails are:
– how do I apply for a tourist visa
– what places do you recommend to visit
– how do i get a job in Korea
Answer to the first question is all over the blog. As for the third question, I sometimes post job openings (and scholarships) as I learn them. To the second question, there are so many places to visit, but it would depend on the traveler’s interest. However, I’d like to share the places that my elder sisters visited when they were here.
My two elder sisters arrived via a Cebu Pacific flight at around 6 o’clock in the morning. I took the subway and airport train to pick them up – I was a bit late. We took the limousine bus to Seoul. We arrived home at around 9 o’clock in the morning. They freshened up and then we’re off to our first destination.
Day 1 (Sunday) – Cheorwon DMZ tour
Day 2 (Monday) – Seoul City Hall – Cheonggyecheon – Myeongdong – Namsan Tower – Namdaemun
Day 3 (Tuesday) – Changdok Palace – Bukcheon – Samcheong-dong – Gwanghwamun Plaza – Dongdaemun Shopping
Day 4 (Wednesday) – Namiseom – Night shopping around our neighborhood
Day 5 (Thursday) – Korean Folk Village
Day 6 (Friday) – Jogyesa (temple) – Gyeongbok Palace – Cheongwadae Sarangchae – National Folk Museum
Day 7 (Saturday) – It rained the whole day so we just went shopping at Wangshimni Station — my sisters really enjoyed this one!
Most of the time, we left the house at around 11 o’clock in the morning since I had to prepare my son and take him to day care. We walked most of the time. We took the bus a few times. We got on the subway going to and from the house. We had to go back before 7:30 because that was when the day care closes.
They most enjoyed the time we had at Korean Folk Village. They were very interested in Korean history as well as how Korea achieved its economic status in less than a century. They had a great time shopping that they needed me to send a “balikbayan box” for all the other stuff that they bought – bags, shoes, cosmetics, appliances. They just didn’t buy diamond saw blades.
Autumn is a great time to visit Korea. They came on the first week of November – when the leaves are really colorful. They are planning to come back someday to experience the other seasons of Korea.
More about the places we went to later and hopefully, I could provide more Seoul itinerary in the future ;p