When in South Korea
All things South Korea by I am a Frugal Traveler.
Planning to visit South Korea?
You’ll find detailed itineraries, expenses, and travel tips here.
Read my posts below!
I personally recommend booking the following for your pocket wifi, transportation cards, passes, trips, or admission tickets!
- Pocket WiFi for Unlimited Data throughout South Korea (Book Here)
T-Money Transportation Card
- T-Money Card for cashless payments in various public transports, convenience stores, and vending machines (Book Here)
Korea Rail Pass
- Korea Rail Pass for your hassle-free access to KTX, ITX, and tourist trains which include the O-train, V-Train, S-Train, and DMZ-Train, and if you plan to visit Busan, Damyang, and other places (Book Here)
Join-In Tours and Bus Transfers
When in Seoul
- Nami Island, The Garden of Morning Calm, Petite France and Gangchon Rail Bike day tour from Seoul (Book here)
- Juknokwon Bamboo Garden, Damyang Metasequoia Road, and Jeonju Hanok Village Day Tour from Seoul (Book here)
- DMZ Bus Transfer for your DMZ roundtrip shuttle bus transfer from Seoul (Book Here)
- Wondaeri Birch Tree Forest and Alpaca World Day Tour from Seoul (Book Here)
- Jade Garden Natural Arboretum and Edelweiss Swiss Theme Park day tour from Seoul (Book Here)
When in Jeju Island
When in Busan
Budget Accommodations in South Korea
I personally recommend the following budget accommodations for your stay in South Korea. Just click each image for more details.
Namsan Gil House, Myeongdong
Bunk Guesthouse Hostel, Hongdae
Insadong Hostel, Insadong
Hostel Familie Busan, Busan
Dono Hotel, Donghae
Hotel Kenny Seogwipo, Jeju Island
Blueboat Hostel Gyeongju, Gyeongju
Vella Suite Hotel, Suwon
Smile Guesthouse, Seoraksan, Sokcho
South Korea Blog Posts
Metasequoias, Forests, and Peaks in Damyang, Jeollanam-do
Visit Juknokwon Bamboo Forest, Gwanbangjerim Forest, the Metasequoia-lined Road, and Geumseongsanseong Fortress in Damyang, South Korea!
Nature Parks and Lava Tubes in Jeju Island
Explore these places to visit and things to do in Jeju Island for natural wonders and UNESCO World heritage sites!
National Treasures and Historic Sites in Gyeongju, South Korea
Visit Gyeongju in South Korea for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites and national treasures which date back to as early as the year 400!
Sights to See in Busan, South Korea
Do the Busan Air Cruise and visit the Songdo Cloud Walk, Yeongdodaegyo Bridge, and the 40-step Culture & Tourism Theme Street in Busan!
Places to Visit in Gangwon-do, South Korea
Visit Odaesan National Park, Wondae-ri Birch Forest, Soyanggang Skywalk, and Chuncheon Mulle-gil in Gangwon-do when you visit South Korea!
Places to Visit in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Visit the DMZ, Everland, Songam Space Center, and Gapyeong Rail Park in Gyeonggi-do when you visit South Korea!
Landscapes and Gardens to Visit in Gapyeong
Visit these places in Gapyeong which are not just popular tourist spots but also popular filming sites because of the amazing landscapes. See for yourself!
Overlooking Seoul and A Good Walk Beside Han River
Visit these accessible scenic spots which are also popular filming sites for an overlooking view of Seoul or a good walk beside Han River.
Donghae, Suwon, and Pocheon Itinerary from Seoul
Visit Chuam Beach, explore Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, and cross the Pocheon Hantangang Sky Bridge with this itinerary from Seoul.
Danyang and Seoraksan National Park Itinerary from Seoul
Visit Mancheonha Skywalk, do paragliding in Danyang, and spend a night at Seoraksan National Park with this South Korea itinerary from Seoul.
Fan Girl Tours South Korea in 3 Days
I visited as a fan. I left as an enlightened traveler with a deeper appreciation of South Korea and its culture. Explore Seoul with me on this detailed itinerary with budget.
Tropical Girl Enjoys Her First Snow in South Korea for Three Days
I visited South Korea in winter for my first snow experience. Read my detailed itinerary and expenses for my winter adventures in different places.
Pyeongchang Trout Festival, Ewha Women’s University, and Myeongdong Day Tour from Seoul
I traveled to Jinbu from Seoul for the Pyeongchang Trout Festival for my first snow adventure for this winter trip. With detailed itinerary and expenses.
Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski Resort, Strawberry Picking, and Yangpyeong Railbike Day Tour from Seoul
We went skiing at Daemyung Vivaldi Ski Park Resort after picking strawberries and rail biking around Yangpyeong. Check out our itinerary and expenses.
Suwon, Hwaseong Fortress, Korean Archery, Insadong Day Tour From Seoul
We visited Suwon to try the Korean archery and walk around this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check out our detailed itinerary and expenses.