7-Day Cultural Journey Through Seoul, South Korea Itinerary
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Historic Palaces and Modern Markets
Seoul Itinerary - February 24
Morning. Begin your Seoul adventure with a traditional Korean breakfast at Gwangjang Market, offering a wide variety of local dishes. After breakfast, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the market, and then head to the majestic Gyeongbokgung Palace for a guided tour of the largest of the Five Grand Palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty.
Afternoon. Enjoy a hearty lunch at Myeongdong Kyoja, famous for its hand-made noodles, before exploring the bustling shopping district of Myeongdong Shopping Street. In the afternoon, visit the tranquil Bukchon Hanok Village to experience the traditional Korean architecture and way of life.
Evening. For dinner, savor the flavors of Korean barbecue at Gogung, known for its high-quality meat. Afterward, take a leisurely walk to the iconic Namsan Tower (N Seoul Tower) to enjoy panoramic views of the city lights.
Morning. Start your day with a visit to the Third Tunnel of Aggression, an infiltration tunnel built by North Korea. Explore the tunnel and learn about the history of the Korean War. Afterward, take in the panoramic view of the DMZ at the Dora Observatory.
Afternoon. Enjoy a traditional Korean lunch at Baekje Samgyetang, known for its ginseng chicken soup. Spend your afternoon at the Seoul City Hightlights, Palace Tour, and Optional Hanbok to witness the grandeur of Changdeokgung Palace and the Secret Garden.
Evening. For a unique cultural experience, attend the The Painters Live Art K-Pop Dance Show, a non-verbal performance that combines live drawing with a variety of art genres.
Morning. Kick off the day with a panoramic city tour, including a visit to the iconic Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain and a drive through the bustling Gangnam District, made famous by the song "Gangnam Style."
Afternoon. Enjoy a delightful lunch at Jungsik, a 2-Michelin star restaurant offering innovative Korean cuisine. Spend your afternoon exploring the trendy shops and cafes in the upscale district of Apgujeong Rodeo Street.
Evening. Dine at Gaeseong Mandu Koong for dinner, and then head to the lively Gwangjang Market to experience one of the oldest and largest traditional markets in Seoul. Sample a variety of Korean street foods and browse through the stalls selling traditional goods.
Morning. Embark on a day trip to Gangwon-do, visiting the charming Nami Island (Namiseom) and the picturesque Garden of Morning Calm. Enjoy the serene natural landscapes and take a leisurely stroll through the gardens.
Afternoon. Have a delightful lunch at Bukchon Son Mandu, known for its traditional Korean dumplings. Afterward, visit the unique Alpaca World to interact with these gentle creatures and enjoy the beautiful countryside scenery.
Evening. Return to Seoul and indulge in a sumptuous dinner at Myeongdong, known for its vibrant street food scene and a wide range of international cuisines.
Morning. Start your day with a visit to the serene Jogyesa Temple, the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea. Then, explore the bustling Namdaemun Market, the largest traditional market in Korea, offering a wide variety of goods at affordable prices.
Afternoon. Enjoy a traditional Korean lunch at Gwangjang Market, where you can sample a wide range of authentic Korean street foods. Spend your afternoon at the Sinheungsa Temple, nestled in the beautiful Seoraksan National Park, and take in the tranquil atmosphere and stunning mountain views.
Evening. For dinner, try the famous Gwangjang Market, and then explore the vibrant night market scene, with stalls selling everything from traditional crafts to the latest fashion trends.
Morning. Start your day with a Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More) to get an overview of the city's main attractions, including Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple.
Afternoon. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Gwangjang Market, and then take a leisurely stroll along the Han River (Hangang) to relax and enjoy the scenic views.
Evening. For dinner, indulge in the diverse offerings of Myeongdong, a vibrant shopping and dining district. Cap off the evening with a performance at the Seoul Myeongdong Nanta Theater Show Ticket, known for its unique blend of music, comedy, and culinary skills.
Morning. Begin your final day with a visit to the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), where you can explore contemporary and traditional Korean art. Then, take a leisurely walk through the Insadong district, known for its antique shops, art galleries, and traditional tea houses.
Afternoon. Enjoy a sophisticated lunch at Jungsik, and then visit the Seoul City Hall to admire the modern architecture and explore the nearby shopping and cultural districts.
Evening. For your last dinner in Seoul, savor the innovative cuisine at Jungsik, and then take in the vibrant nightlife of Hongdae (Hongik University Street), known for its live music, street performances, and eclectic mix of bars and clubs.
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