Thursday, January 3, 2019

Four-Day South Korea Family Winter Tour Itinerary

Our family's trip to South Korea was one that challenged us yet again, in terms of budget and patience.  We left Manila for our flight at night and we arrived at Incheon at 10:20 PM Korean time.
Korean time is about an hour ahead than Manila's so better change your clock once the plane is in flight.

You will get off at Terminal 2 and will have have to alight the train going to Terminal 1.  Just follow the crowd and it will lead you to the immigration then to the exit. Expect long lines in the immigration specially if it's peak season.

Winter is said to be high season for tourists in Korea. Plane ticket and accommodation is slightly more expensive than the low season like autumn and summer, but many said it's always teeming with tourists throughout the year, as you can also experience beautifully autumn and spring there, btw.

Before sharing you our itinerary, allow me to share some of our pitfalls during the expedition.

Since we got another red eye flight, and we won't make it to the rail transit - AREX, from Incheon to Seoul Station, we just got to hire a shuttle that will pick us up on the airport and will take us straight to our accommodation in Yongsan-Gu, Seoul.

We depended on Klook App on that, and got the voucher: Private Incheon International Airport Transfer (ICN) from Seoul for a group  of up to 7 people.  We communicated with the driver via Whatsapp.  So my husband had to download the app to his phone and register his number.  The car ride was comfortable, about an hour via their super highways, and we were able to find (thanks to our reliable driver) the place we rented via Airbnb.

Sharing you our itinerary...


1710 H (510 PM)     Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3
2220 H (1020 PM)   Incheon International Airport

10 PM – 11 PM OTW to Airbnb host
Address: 5 Sowol-ro 2da-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-190


700 AM       OTW to KLOOK SA TOUR – Nami Island, Petite France, The Garden of Morning Calm
730 AM      Seoul station VIP room S.A. Coffee

630 - 7 PM  Drop off at Myeongdong Station

700 PM  Myeongdong Street food market
Address: Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
                             Seoul Subway Line 4 Myeongdong Station Exit 7

900 - 1000 AM Hanbok Rental
Address:  2nd flr, 4 Bukchonro5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

1100 AM Changdeokgung Palace
1200 PM Changuyeonggung Palace
100   PM Jongmyo Shrine
200   PM Unhyeonggung Palace

*** Return the Hanbok by 2PM

400 PM N Seoul Tower
   Note: Take Taxi

800  PM  back to Accommodation

THIRD DAY (Option 1)

1000 AM Lotte Mart
1100 AM OTW to Garuso-gil
1200 PM Lunch at Garuso-gil
230   PM OTW to Yong san Gu
400   PM OTW to Incheon (Incheon Airtel hotel)
500   PM At Incheon Airtel Hotel
Address:  3, Sindosinam-ro 149beon-gil, Jung-gu, Jung-gu, Incheon,

THIRD DAY (Option 2)

1100 AM   Check out from accommodation
1130 AM   Drop luggage off at Seoul Train Station locker stations
1200 PM   Travel to Gangnam -
                   Lunch at Lee Jung Suk's
                   89 Mansion Café
                   Address:  523-30 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

200 - 300 PM back to Myeongdong or Namdaemun Market
600 PM    Back to Seoul station to redeem your luggage from the lockers.
                 OTW to Incheon
700 to 800 PM Check in to Incheon Airtel Hotel
                          Address:  Address:  3, Sindosinam-ro 149beon-gil, Jung-gu, Jung-gu, Incheon


1100 AM   Check out of the Incheon Airtel
1100 AM   OTW to Chinatown Incheon
1200 PM   Lunch at Gaehang old colonial buildings, in Incheon

200 PM     Tour around
300 PM     Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village

600 PM    Back at the hotel
700 PM    Dinner at Lotteria (burger place in Korea)
900 PM    Shuttle pick up for Incheon Airport flight
1000 PM  Check in Incheon Airport


  1. I have never been there but I would love to be there. Such a lovely place. Seems you had a great time.

    1. Oh you should! We did had a great time in South Korea,I'm sure you will too!

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