Seoul with Kids: 6D5N Itinerary

Seoul is the capital of South Korea, the place where our favourite variety show – Running Man is from! Hubby and I are huge fans and each time we watch, we will end up cooking ramyeon to feed the cravings we get from watching them eat. So it is true, that Running Man has played a huge part in boosting their tourism!

We took Korean Air, which we highly recommended as not only that it is a direct flight, as Korean Air passengers, we are entitled to some discounts in Seoul! E.g. We were entitled to 30% to Lotte World tickets! Read here to see what we did in Lotte World and check here for the full list of benefits of Korean Air Excellent Boarding Pass.

The weather is colder (below 10 Degrees Celsius) than we expected and we forgo many outdoor activities that we originally planned. E.g. Everland, Seoul Grand Park (with zoo) and strawberry picking. I reckon these will make for a more fun trip during warmer times in April (strawberry picking is only till June). So you can probably consider these for your own trip!

Day 1: Arrival | Gwangjang Market | Myeong Dong | Maple Tree House BBQ | Cat Playground

As it was a last-minute trip, we were left with the overnight flight option to Incheon International Airport. Which I guess, is a blessing in disguise as Baby E got so tired from waiting for the flight (at 1am), she fell asleep before we board the plane (read more)

Day 2: Ewha Woman’s University Fashion Street | Hongdae Shopping Street (Hello Kitty Cafe)

Targeting the students from the nearby Ewha Woman’s University, this shopping street offers affordable, trendy items that will fill your bags and won’t break your wallet! (read more)

Day 3: Tosokchon Samgyetang | Gyeongbokgung Palace | Bukchon Hanok Village | Insadong Ssamziegil

Today is cultural day! And a long day too. You can see from the map below, our destinations today are all of walkable distance. And so we start from the left to have our early lunch! (read more)

Day 4: Namdaemun | Dongdaemun Toy Market

It’s another shopping day! Now I realised why South Korea is so popular, so many places to shop!

Namdaemun is the largest traditional market in Korea and when night falls, it is also a wholesale market. You can find all sorts of items here, think of it like the Chatuchak in Bangkok (read more)

Day 5: Lotte World

Lotte World is a major entertainment complex consisting of the largest indoor theme park – “Lotte World Adventure” and outdoor theme park – “Magic Island”.  And with our Korean Air tickets stubs (see full benefits here), we got 30% off full-day tickets! (read more)

Day 6: Siloam Sauna | Departure

Siloam Sauna, or Jjimjilbang is a Korean bathhouse. It is much like those public bathhouses in Japan, but in Korea, it is like a mini entertainment center. They are family-friendly and (read more)

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