Seoul Itinerary 7 Days
7 Days in Seoul - Perfect 1 Week Guide
Seoul - the capital of South Korea - has transformed into a popular tourist destination over the years. It attracts travellers from different corners of the world and offers the unique blend of cultural, religious, historic, and natural points of interest. If you are planning to visit Seoul in 7 days, you can cover all the major attractions at your own pace. Here is the categorized list of tourist attractions in Seoul along with some lesser-known places that are a must-visit.
What to see in Seoul in 7 days?
Museums and Palaces
The city is home to several historic palaces that are now turned into museums and numerous other art galleries and museums that will give you a glimpse of Seoul’s past. The list of palaces includes Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung, Gyeongbokgung, and Gyeonghuigung. These sites are considered to finest examples of eastern architecture and are known for well-manicured, picturesque gardens that surround the palaces. With the history that dates back to the 13th century, these palaces are one of the top tourist attractions in Seoul.
There are numerous museums in Seoul that will tell you about the art, culture, and history of South Korea. These places are located in different districts and are mostly around the center of the city. As you are spending 1 week in Seoul, you have plenty of time to visit these sites at your own pace. You can choose from places like National Museum of Korea, National Folk Museum of Korea, War Memorial of Korea, and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Parks and Gardens
Seoul has succeeded in maintaining the balance between urban development and natural beauty. It is adorned with different parks and gardens that are ideal for spending some time away from all the chaos. Namsan Park at the foothills of Nam Mountain, Tapgol Park, Boramae Park, Olympic Park, Yangjae Citizen's Forest, Yongsan Park, Yeouido Park, and Hangang Citizen's Park are some of the well-known places that attract locals and tourists alike.
Most of these parks offer outdoor recreational opportunities and are perfect for people of all age groups. Many parks are open 24 hours or at least until late night. So, when you are spending 7 days/6 nights in Seoul, you can come here for a late-night stroll as well. Areas around the major parks are dotted with charming cafes, fine-dining restaurants, and quirky eateries. You can taste the delicious food in Seoul at one of these places as well.
Temples and Shrines
You will come across different types of religious places on your 7-day trip to Seoul. You can visit these places of worship that include most of the temples and shrines in Seoul. Jongmyo Shrine is one of the famous points of interest whereas Inwang Temple and Guksadang located in the hills of Mount Inwang also attract many people. Nestled on the outskirts of the city, Bongeun Temple is one of the most visited places in Seoul.
You can include these temple in your Seoul itinerary for 7 days. Your visit to Seoul is incomplete without exploring the religious sites as these are the sites that will tell you about unique culture and traditions of the city.
The city has numerous options to choose from for those who are looking for exciting things to do with kids in Seoul. From one of the largest indoor amusement park in the world to a couple of places that combine entertainment and educative displays, it has everything. As you are spending 7 days in Seoul, you can choose places according to your interest. Lotte World, after a major renovation in 2007, has become a famous tourist destination in Seoul. Known as the Korean Version of Disneyland, Everland is also a great place to spend some fun-filled time with your family and friends. You can consider visiting Seoul Land and Children's Grand Park if you have some free time on your hands.
You must visit places in Seoul that are known for their architectural beauty and represent modern development. N Seoul Tower is one of the tallest towers in Asia and offers panoramic vistas of the city. While visiting Seoul in 7 days, you can easily explore all the nearby sites. The list of other places includes MBC World, World Comic Convention, Bukchon area, Namdaemun Gate, Dongdaemun Gate, Seodaemun Prison, Korean Folk Village, and Dongdaemun Design Plaza. These places will introduce you to different aspects of the city and will give you a chance to soak in the South Korean flavour.
The city and its surroundings are home to many natural sites that are popular amongst nature-lovers. Surrounded by mountains and hills, the city provides many opportunities for hiking and other outdoor recreational activities. If you are interested in exploring the best trails made for hiking in Seoul, then head to Mount Bukhan. Mount Gwanak is home to the sammak temple and Mount Samseong is located in the proximity of Gwanaksan. Consider visiting Mount Inwang as it is located in central Seoul and can be easily reached. The public transport in Seoul connect all the mountainous areas with other parts and make it easy for tourists to explore the woods.
Shopping and Entertainment
Your Seoul vacation must include visiting all the local markets and bustling malls where you can go on a shopping spree. This beautiful city is marked with numerous places that make shopping in Seoul an exciting activity. Every one of the street markets in Seoul offers a different experience. Namdaemun, Dongdaemun, Insadong, and the streets of Myeongdong are the shopping hubs of the city. The areas of Migliore and Apgujeong are equally popular amongst tourists. These markets are also the perfect place to pamper your taste buds with delicious Korean street food and satiate your hunger with different delicacies. These places combine the entertainment and lively nightlife in Seoul. Try to visit as many markets as possible to have a wholesome experience.
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