Recharge Your Seoul: 4D3N Itinerary in South Korea

Even with just 4 days, you can still recharge your “batteries” and have a great time with this Seoul itinerary! Indulge in retail therapy and delicious food, and unwind at local spas and culture tours.

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Day 0 to 1

Do you feel it? That’s the weight of your pending projects and deadlines slowly lifting off your shoulders, as they take a backseat for these few days!

There’s no time to waste, so if you’ve still got time upon landing, hit downtown Seoul city. The quickest way to get there is via the Airport Railroad Express (AREX), which is a dedicated express train network that brings people to and from the Incheon International Airport and Seoul Station. It covers the 58km in about 43 minutes, with no stops in between.

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A trendy playground for local millennials, there is so much to see and do in Seoul! Discover the sights and sounds of the city via the “hop on hop off” sightseeing bus: Offering two panoramic bus routes, you can board or alight at any attraction you like. On the list: Hot shopping districts like Insa-dong and largest traditional Nandaemun Market (where you can also embark on a food trail and indulge in warm kalguksu and bibimbap), and Changdeokgung Palace for some quiet contemplation.

Tip: If you want to start exploring right away but have your luggage with you, you can leave your luggage with the delivery service SAFEX. They will collect your bags at the airport, and drop them off at your hotel the same day.

Day 2

We hope you had an early night, because we’ve got an adventure planned for day two! Take a 12-hour tour to the outskirts of Seoul: First up, the cultural and artistic Nami Island. A perfect spot for tourist-y Instagram shots, the must-go island was the filming site for 2002 hit drama Winter Sonata.

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The quirky concept of this French-style attraction is based on the popular novel, La Petit Prince, by Saint-Exupery.

Next, head to the French-inspired theme park, Petite France. Stroll the streets like a true Parisian, as the modern museums, quaint cafes, and charming souvenir shops make for a unique European-esque experience.

Last but not least, get those muscles moving and rail-bike down the scenic Bukhan-gang River via the rustic railway tracks.

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Fun fact: The Bukhan-gang River flows through both the North and South peninsulas, and passes through the famous demilitarized zone (DMZ).


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Day 3

There’s nothing like exploring Korea dressed like a local. The first half of day three is all about visiting the popular palaces and heritage sites… While donning the traditional Korean costume, the Hanbok! Alright, you got us—the locals don’t walk the streets in the Hanbok, but it’s a unique experience nonetheless! Especially if you’ve never done it before.

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The Hanbok is the traditional dress worn during the Joseon period, usually for formal or semi-formal events.

Rent a Hanbok, slip it on, and get exploring. Marvel at the lavish Gyeongbokgung Palace, and check out the Hanok (olden wooden homes) at Bukchon Hanok Village. Don’t forget to take as many photos as you can—the Hanbok is your entry pass into these attractions, so you won’t need to top up a single cent!

For the next half of the day, head to the top shopping district of Myeongdong for some serious retail therapy. Grabbing a bite? Make sure you don’t leave without first having a warm, delectable bowl of gomtang. As night falls, watch the streets transform into a brightly lit entertainment hub. Have a soju or two, and let your hair down.

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Gomtang soup: Thinly-sliced brisket atop fluffy white rice, served with hearty Korean oxtail broth simmered to perfection.

Day 4 to return

Before returning home, treat yourself to one last dose of the three Rs (rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation). Splurge on a pampering spa experience at the WHOO Spa. Sound familiar? That’s right, this luxurious wellness complex is run by the group responsible for premium Korean skincare brands, History of WHOO and SUM:37.

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Psst. We also heard that they’re generous with take-home samples, so keep your fingers crossed!

They offer packages for facials, body massages, and more. Each guest is also given one-to-one consultations with the experienced therapists.

All charged up?
It’s time to head home (and back to work). Hwaiting!


Get your tickets:

AREX: Airport Railroad Express
SAFEX: Airport-to-Hotel Luggage Delivery Service
Seoul City Sightseeing Bus
Nami Island, Petite France & Rail-biking Day Tour
Hanbok Experience
Luxury WHOO Spa In Seoul (Nonhyeon)
Other popular attractions in Seoul:
Everland
Lotte World
MBC Show Champion Tickets
DMZ & JSA Day Tour (Demilitarised Zone and Joint Security Area)

Check out 1 Day in South Korea: See Nami Island, Petite France, and Garden of Morning Calm, Myeongdong Mania: Here’s Where To Shop In Seoul, and “Purposely-Accidentally” Meet K-Pop Stars In The Cafes They Own!

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