Seoul and Jeju Island are two of the most popular tourist destinations in South Korea. Seoul, the capital city, is a bustling metropolis with a rich history, while Jeju Island is a beautiful volcanic island known for its natural beauty and outdoor activities. If you’re planning a trip to South Korea, a 4-day itinerary in Seoul and a 3-day itinerary in Jeju Island will allow you to experience some of the best attractions in both places.


Seoul

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Day 1: Seoul

Start your day in Seoul by visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace, which was the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty. The palace is known for its beautiful architecture and serene surroundings. You can also watch the changing of the guard ceremony that takes place in front of the main gate.

[Top Things to Do at Gyeongbokgung Palace]

After visiting the palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, a historic neighborhood that features traditional Korean houses called hanok. The village is located in the heart of Seoul and offers a glimpse into traditional Korean life.

[Top Things to Do at Bukchon Hanok Village]

In the evening, head to Myeongdong, a bustling shopping district that is famous for its street food and shopping. You can try some Korean delicacies like tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) and hotteok (sweet pancakes).

[Top Things to Do in Myeongdong]

Day 2: Seoul

On day 2, start your day by visiting N Seoul Tower, which offers a panoramic view of the city. You can take a cable car to the top of the tower or hike up to the observatory.

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After visiting N Seoul Tower, head to Insadong, a neighborhood known for its traditional crafts and art. You can browse through the numerous art galleries and shops selling pottery, paintings, and calligraphy.

[Top Things to Do in Insadong]

In the evening, catch a traditional Korean performance at the Namsangol Hanok Village. The village is located in the center of Seoul and offers a glimpse into traditional Korean life.

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Day 3: Seoul

 

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On day 3, take a day trip to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which is the border between North and South Korea. The DMZ is a heavily guarded and fortified area that serves as a buffer zone between the two countries. You can take a guided tour of the area and learn about the history of the Korean War.

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In the evening, head to Gangnam, a trendy district that is known for its nightlife. You can enjoy a variety of bars and nightclubs, or simply stroll through the streets and soak up the atmosphere.

[Top Things to Do in Gangnam]

If your accommodation is in the west of Seoul, you can experience nightlife in Hongdae instead! Hongdae has younger vibes than Gangnam and there are countless hipsters places where you can enjoy the night in Seoul.

[Top Things to Do in Hongdae]

Day 4: Seoul

On your last day in Seoul, spend a day at Lotte World, an amusement park that features indoor and outdoor rides and attractions. You can also stop by Lotte World Aquarium, which is inside the Lotte Mall. In the evening, head to the Lotte World Tower, the tallest building in South Korea, for stunning views of the city at night. Don’t forget to walk around Seokchon Lake Park and enjoy cafe hopping at Songnidan-gil Street!

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If you are staying on the west side of Seoul, ending your day in Seoul on the Han River E-land Ferry Cruise is highly recommended. It departs from Yeouido, which is so-called the Wall Street of Seoul. You can also enjoy shopping at THE HYUNDAI, the brand-new department store in Yeouido!

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Jeju Island

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Day 1: Jeju Island

Upon arriving at Jeju Airport, check out things to pick up, such as car rental, baby car seat, airport taxi, and more.

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Then start your day in Jeju Island by visiting Seongeup Folk Village, which is located at the foot of Hallasan Mountain. It’s a small town that shows the unique culture of Jeju Island: the black lava rock walls, the straight but curvy alleys to block the wind, and the stone grandfather statues (Harubang), which have become prime features of the landscape.

Then head to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, a volcanic crater that offers a stunning view of the sunrise. You can hike up to the peak or take a cable car to the top. You can also witness the beautiful view of Seongsan Ilchulbong from Gwangchigi Beach.

[Top Things to Do around Seongsan Ilchulbong]

End your first day in Jeju at Manjanggul Cave, one of the finest lava tunnels in the world. It has a variety of interesting structures inside including 70m lava stalagmites and lava tube tunnels.

Day 2: Jeju Island

On your second day in Jeju, start by trekking at Hallsan Mountain, one of the 3 main mountains in Korea. The entire area has been designated as a nature preservation zone in an effort to protect the rare plants and animals that inhabit the mountain park.

Releasing your stress and soothing your tense muscles at Sanbangsan Mountain Carbonate Hot Spring after trekking at Hallasan Mountain or the Olle Trails is highly recommended!

In the afternoon, take a mystical artistic journey at Jeju Alive Museum. Located in Jungmun tourist complex, Alive Museum Jeju is a magical place where your imaginations become reality. You can take extraordinary pictures under different themes that create 3D illusions.

 

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Finally, end your day with a visit to Jeju Island’s largest columnar-jointed lava (pillar rock formation), Jusangjeolli Cliff. Formed by lava, this stone pillar resembles stairs and boasts the mystery of nature.

Day 3: Jeju Island

On your final day in Jeju, take it easy and relax at Hyeopjae Beach, a popular spot for water sports such as windsurfing and kayaking. You can also take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the scenic views.

For your next destination, head to O’Sulloc Tea Museum, where you can learn about Korea’s traditional tea culture. At this museum, not only you can enjoy unique o’sulloc teas, but also you can relax next to the lotus pond in the indoor garden. The second floor of the building has an observatory, so visitors can enjoy the views of the nearby green tea fields and the surrounding landscape.

 

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Finally, wrap up your day with a visit to Jeju’s most famous waterfall, Cheonjeyeon Waterfall. This three-tiered waterfall is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers a peaceful and serene atmosphere.


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That concludes our 7-day itinerary for Seoul and Jeju Island. For more travel tips and guides in Korea, visit Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop!

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