How to See Seoul in 48 Hours: See All of Seoul in 2 Days
Since I am based in Cheongju, in Korea’s Chungbuk Province, it’s quite easy to take a 1.5-hour bus ride to
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Rent a Korean Hanbok Dress |
Seoul in 48 hours
Even if you only explore
Wander Around Gyeongbokgung Palace
Adults (ages 19-64) 3,000 won / Group 2,400 won (10 or more people) Youths (ages 7-18) 1,500 won / Group 1,200 won (10 or more people) Age 6 and under – FREE. March to October 09:00-18:00 / November to February 09:00-17:00. Closed on Tuesday By Subway Exit 5 – Gyeongbokgung Station Line 3
Walk Around Bukchon Hanok Village
For those visiting
Mon~Fri (9:00 ~ 18:00) Sat~Sun (9:00 ~ 17:00) By Subway Exit 2 – Anguk Station Line 3. Walk straight for about 300m.
Spend your Evening in Myeongdong |
Seoul in 48 hours
Myeongdong is a major shopping district in
10am to 10pm everyday By Subway Exit 5, 6, 7, or 8 – Myeongdong Station Line 4
Experience Korean Culture and Crafts in Insadong
If you are looking for unique, often hand-made, souvenirs and crafts, the arts and crafts center of Insadong is going to make your heart beat faster. Among the many items you can purchase there are for example traditional clothing (hanbok), traditional paper (hanji), Korean teas, pottery, and folk crafts. A must-see is also the famous rooftop cafe with hundreds if not thousands of love locks hanging around.
By Subway Exit 6 – Anguk Station Line 3. Walk straight 100m & turn left. Exit 3 – Jonggak Station Line 1. Walk 300m straight, turn left. then 100m straight & veer left into Insa-dong alleyway. Stand High Above the City at
Get Great Views From
If you’re looking for a great spot to view the entire city from above,
By Subway & Bus Exit 2 – Chungmuro Station Line 3 or 4. Then take Bus 2 (08:00-24:00/5min intervals) or Bus 5 (07:30-23:50/15min intervals) to N
Check Out a Themed Cafe |
Seoul in 48 hours
In Korea, you just gotta visit at least one of the crazy cafes the country has to offer. If you just travel
Try As Much Food As Possible
You might think the spicy taste of Korean food isn’t your cup of tea. However, that’s not all Korean cuisine is! Go out and try as much Korean food you can! You never know if you are actually totally into kimchi (Korean fermented cabbage), kimbap (rice and veggies wrapped in dried seaweed), or cold noodles and, to be honest, who could possibly say no to Korean BBQ? If you’re trying to find some delicious Korean BBQ, look no further.
Go back home with NO REGRETS!
Nothing is worse than coming back home from traveling with regrets! Try as much as you can – even if it’s out of your comfort zone! Traveling is all about getting new experiences and getting a broader understanding of a different culture.
Top Travel Experiences in South Korea
- Everland 1 Day Ticket (QR Code Direct Entry)
- DMZ Tour to the border of North Korea
- Nami Island, Petite France, Garden of Morning Calm, & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Trip from Seoul
- AREX Incheon Airport Express Train One Way Ticket in Seoul
- Lotte World 1 Day Pass
- Korea Rail Pass: Discover South Korea by traveling on over 80 routes
- Bukchon Oneday Hanbok Rental Experience (4 – 24 Hrs)
Recommended Hotels in
The hotels recommended below are hotels I have personally stayed at and recommend to other travelers.
What would you add to the list?
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