Ultimate 3-Day Seoul Itinerary: Family-Friendly Guide with Transportation Details

seokchon-lake-people-wide-viewUltimate 3-Day Seoul Itinerary [Seokchon Lake in Seoul near Lotte World]

Ultimate 3-Day Seoul Itinerary

"Ultimate 3-Day Seoul Itinerary: Family-Friendly Guide with Transportation Details"

Welcome to this amazing itinerary for Seoul, a vibrant and family-friendly travel guide that will make your Seoul adventure with your family a breeze.

Get ready to discover the best of Seoul with your loved ones and create unforgettable memories together.

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Enjoy your tour and stay in Seoul, Korea. If you have any questions, feel free to email me through my 'Contact' page. Thank you!


Day 1: Arrival and Exploration of Historic Seoul

Morning:

Arrival in Seoul + Hotel Check-in Options:

Cheap: Philstay Myeongdong - Convenient and affordable, located in a bustling and vibrant Myeongdong area. See the hotel or book here. 

Medium: Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong - Comfortable with great amenities and services. See the hotel here.

Luxury: The Shilla Seoul - High-end luxury with top-notch services for your perfect holiday in Seoul. See the hotel here

Check out more hotels in Seoul here. Enjoy searching your next hotel!

Lunch:

Insadong: Try traditional Korean dishes at local restaurants, such as Sanchon (vegetarian temple food).

  • Transport: Walk from Gyeongbokgung Palace or take Bus No. 6011 to Insadong.
  • Fare: Subway ₩1,250, Bus ₩1,250 (one-way)

Afternoon:

Bukchon Hanok Village: Stroll through this traditional Korean village with beautiful hanoks (traditional Korean houses).

  • Transport: Walk from Insadong (about 10-15 minutes) to Bukchone Village

Afternoon:

Gyeongbokgung Palace: Explore the largest and most beautiful of the Five Grand Palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. Don't miss the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Dinner:

Myeongdong: Enjoy street food like tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), hotteok (sweet pancakes), and kimbap (Korean sushi rolls).

  • Transport: Walk from Cheonggyecheon Stream or take the subway to Myeongdong Station (Line 4).
  • Fare: Approximately ₩1,250 (one-way)

Day 2: Modern Attractions & Family Fun

Morning:

Lotte World: An indoor theme park with rides, an ice rink, and an aquarium. Great for kids and adults alike.

  • Ticket Price: Adults ₩59,000, Children ₩52,000
  • Transport: Subway Line 2 or Line 8 to Jamsil Station, Exit 4.
  • Fare: Approximately ₩1,350 (one-way)

Lunch:

Lotte World Mall: Various dining options, from Korean cuisine to international dishes, are available.

Afternoon:

COEX Aquarium: One of the largest aquariums in Korea, located in the COEX Mall.

  • Ticket Price: Adults ₩28,000, Children ₩24,000 (Reserve Here)
  • Transport: Subway Line 2 to Samseong Station, Exit 5 or 6.
  • Fare: Approximately ₩1,250 (one-way)

Evening:

N Seoul Tower: Visit the observation deck for a panoramic view of Seoul, which is especially beautiful at night.

  • Ticket Price: Adults ₩11,000, Children ₩9,000 (Buy here)
  • Transport: Subway Line 4 to Myeongdong Station, Exit 3. Take the Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus No. 05 to N Seoul Tower.
  • Fare: Subway ₩1,250, Bus ₩1,200 (one-way)

Dinner:

Itaewon: A district known for its international cuisine. Choose from a variety of family-friendly restaurants offering global dishes.

  • Transport: Subway Line 6 to Itaewon Station.
  • Fare: Approximately ₩1,350 (one-way)

Day 3: Cultural Immersion and Shopping

Morning:

Changdeokgung Palace and Secret Garden: A UNESCO World Heritage site known for its beautiful garden and historic architecture.

  • Ticket Price: Adults ₩8,000, Children ₩4,000
  • Transport: Subway Line 3 to Anguk Station, Exit 3.
  • Fare: Approximately ₩1,250 (one-way)

Lunch:

Hongdae: A vibrant area known for its youthful atmosphere and trendy cafes.

  •  Transport: Take Subway Line 3 from Anguk Station to Euljiro 3-ga Station, transfer to Line 2, and travel to Hongik University Station.
  •  Fare: Approximately ₩1,350 (one-way)

Afternoon:

Hongdae Street Art and Performances: Enjoy street performances and explore the indie art scene.

Late Afternoon:

Shopping in Myeongdong: A prime shopping district with a mix of international brands, Korean cosmetics, and street food.

  • Transport: Subway Line 2 from Hongik University Station to Euljiro 1-ga Station.
  • Fare: Approximately ₩1,350 (one-way)

Dinner:

Noryangjin Fish Market: Select fresh seafood and prepare it on-site at one of the market's restaurants.

  • Transport: Subway Line 1 from Seoul Station to Noryangjin Station.
  • Fare: Approximately ₩1,350 (one-way)

Evening:

Han River Cruise: End your trip with a relaxing cruise along the Han River, enjoying the city lights and skyline.

  • Ticket Price: Adults ₩15,000, Children ₩7,500
  • Transport: Subway Line 9 to Yeouinaru Station, Exit 3. Walk to the cruise terminal.
  • Fare: Approximately ₩1,350 (one-way)
  • Adult Tour: Night Cruise + Drinks & Chicken

Additional Tips:

SIM Card + T-money Card: This card is recommended for convenience. It offers discounts on public transport fares and can be used on buses, subways, and some taxis.

Fares: The listed fares are approximate and may vary slightly. Using a T-money card generally provides a small discount.

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