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How to Spend 2 Days in Seoul

How to Spend 2 Days in Seoul

With two days in Seoul, you have plenty of time to visit palaces, temples, and busy street markets, as well as treat your tastebuds to Korean cuisine, indulge in some retail therapy, and tap your feet to the sounds of K-pop in some of Seoul’s most notable neighborhoods. Here’s how to make the most of a 2-day stay in Seoul.

Day 1: Essential Seoul

Morning: Kick off your trip taking in top Seoul sights either on a guided highlights tour or a hop-on hop-off bus to explore at your leisure. Don’t miss historic must-sees such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Presidential Blue House, and Jogyesa Temple, Seoul’s hub for Zen Buddhism.

Afternoon: Shopping is a big deal in Seoul, and there are plenty of places to do it. Take a guided markets tour, or spend the afternoon shopping for antiques and artisan goods in Insadong, fashion and cosmetics in Myeongdong, or just about everything at Namdaemun Market, the oldest and most comprehensive market in Korea.

Night: After a day of shopping and sightseeing, relax aboard a cruise on the Han River. Listen to live music as you drift pass illuminated skyscrapers and beneath bridges. See landmarks such as Jeoldusan Park, Namsan Tower, and the Seoul Olympic Stadium, and if the timing is right, watch the Banpo Bridge Fountain Show from the ferry.

Day 2: Food and Culture

Morning: K-pop has grown into a worldwide trend, and there’s no better place to learn about it than in Seoul. K-pop themed tours take fans and fans-to-be through the Gangnam District (made famous by Psy), trendy Apgujeong Rodeo Street shopping area, and SMTOWN for a quirky holographic K-pop performance.

Afternoon: After exploring Korea’s pop culture, it’s time to delve into its cuisine. Sample traditional dishes—Korean barbecue, spicy rice cakes, fried pork dumplings, and silkworm larva—from local shops, restaurants, and street food stalls on a guided food tour. Alternately, get first-hand experience in a beginner Korean cooking class with a professional chef.

Night: Let loose and laugh out loud on your last night in Seoul by prebooking seats at Nanta, South Korea’s longest-running live show. This nonverbal comedy puts a modern twist on the traditional art of samul nori, a four-instrument percussion.

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Seoul City Sightseeing Tour Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village

Seoul City Sightseeing Tour Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village

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This full-day sightseeing tour of Seoul showcases the best of Korea’s history, culture, and traditions. Led by a guide, see the city’s major landmarks, including Jogyesa Temple and Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village. Watch the changing of the guards during a stop at Gwanghwamun Gate and enjoy a traditional Korean lunch with your fellow travelers in Insadong. Your full-day tour also includes a stop at a traditional ginseng center.
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  • 8 hours
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Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace

Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Discover the history and cultural traditions of Korea on this full-day tour of Seoul’s palaces and markets. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace including its National Folklore Museum, and see Jogyesa Buddhist Temple and Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your informative guide accompanies you to Insadong and Namdaemun to explore these bustling local markets on foot. Enjoy a Korean lunch and convenient round-trip coach transport from your hotel.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning

Best of Seoul Tour in the Morning

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Visit top landmarks in Seoul on a morning sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Admire the architecture of Jogyesa Temple, a hub for Zen Buddhism, and explore Gyeongbokgung Palace before observing the changing of the guard ceremony at the palace. Learn about Korean history and cultural traditions at Cheongwadae Sarangchae, and hear about the Joseon dynasty’s long rule. Your local guide shares key facts and fascinating insights throughout your coach tour, which includes hotel pickup as well as drop-off at either City Hall or Itaewon.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Best Walking Tour- City Adventure All in Oneday

Best Walking Tour- City Adventure All in Oneday

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Discover Seoul on this full or half-day walking tour, including Namdaemun Market, Mt Namsan and Myeongdong Street. Follow your guide to Namdaemun Gate, explore the traditional marketplace and gain insight into Joseon Dynasty history. Then travel by bus up Mt Namsan for panoramic views before strolling around Palgakjeong and riding the cable car down to Myeongdong Street. If you choose the full-day option, continue on for a Korean lunch and guided stops at Deoksugung Palace and Seoul Museum of History, concluding with a 75-minute performance at Jeongdong Theater.
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  • 3 hours
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Korean Food Walking Tour with BBQ Lunch

Korean Food Walking Tour with BBQ Lunch

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Discover Seoul's vibrant culinary scene on a guided small-group walking tour around South Korea’s capital city streets. Stop by seven local shops, restaurants, and street-food stalls for food tastings, including fried pork dumplings and fried fish cakes. Learn about the history and food culture of Korea and enjoy a traditional Korean barbecue lunch.
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