Discover Seoul in two weeks!

Seoul, one of Southeast Asia's urban treasures, is a city where the old coexists harmoniously with the new. With two weeks at your disposal, you have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in all that Seoul has to offer. From its rich cultural heritage to its modern dynamism, get ready for an experience like no other.

What is the budget for a 2 week trip to Seoul?

Planning a two-week trip to Seoul requires careful preparation, especially in terms of budget. The cost of your stay will largely depend on your choices of accommodation, food, travel and activities. Here's a general estimate to help you budget for your Korean adventure.


  • Hostels and Guesthouses From €20 per night for a bed in a dormitory, ideal for travelers on a tight budget.
  • Mid-range hotels Approximately €50 to €100 per night for a double room, offering a good balance between comfort and cost.
  • Luxury Hotels More than €150 per night, for those who want to treat themselves to a top-of-the-range experience.


  • Street food and fast food : Approximately €5 to €10 per meal, a delicious and economical option.
  • Mid-range restaurants From €10 to €25 per meal, offering a wide range of Korean and international dishes.
  • Upscale Restaurants More than €30 per meal, for a memorable gastronomic experience.


  • T-Money card Buy for around €2, refill as needed. Metro and bus journeys generally cost between €1 and €2.
  • Cab Rates start at around €3, then increase with distance.

Activities and Visits

  • Entrance to Museums and Palaces : Many museums and historic sites offer free admission or tickets between €1 and €5.
  • Special Experiences Cooking classes, traditional shows and excursions can cost between €20 and €100, depending on the activity.

Shopping and Souvenirs

  • Variable What to buy: Depends entirely on your personal tastes and your desire to bring back souvenirs. Options range from small stationery items costing a few euros to more expensive designer clothes and electronics.

Overall Budget Estimate

  • Economic budget Around €700 to €1,000, focusing on low-cost accommodation, street food and free or low-cost activities.
  • Average budget From €1,500 to €2,000, for moderate comfort with a few extras.
  • Budget Luxury More than €3,000, for those who want to take full advantage of all Seoul has to offer without worrying about expenses.

These estimates are based on one person and may vary according to individual preferences and exchange rate fluctuations. It's always advisable to budget a little extra for unforeseen events or last-minute temptations. With careful planning, your stay in Seoul will not only be unforgettable, but also tailored to your budget.

Week 1: Immersion in history and culture

Days 1 & 2: Royal Palaces and Museums

  • Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces Start with a visit to Seoul's most emblematic palaces, where history and architectural beauty meet. The changing of the royal guard is a spectacle not to be missed.
  • National Museum of Korea and Museum of Contemporary Art Discover Korean history and art through the ages in these world-class museums.

Days 3 & 4: Traditional quarters and markets

  • Insadong and Bukchon Hanok Village Dive into traditional Seoul with its narrow streets, traditional houses (hanoks) and handicraft stores.
  • Gwangjang market Korean street food and the lively atmosphere of Seoul's most famous traditional market.

Days 5 & 6: Modern living and shopping

  • Myeongdong and Dongdaemun Enjoy two days of shopping and entertainment at these hotspots, where modernity meets tradition.
  • N Seoul Tower Don't miss the panoramic view over Seoul, especially at sunset.

Day 7: Culture and relaxation

  • Spa Jjimjilbang End your first week with deep relaxation in a traditional Korean spa.
  • Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain A peaceful evening admiring the light show on the water.

Week 2: Exploring Nature and Gastronomy

Days 8 & 9: Parks and green spaces

  • Bukhansan National Park and Hangang Park : Start your second week with a nature getaway, featuring hikes and walks.
  • Seoullo 7017 Stroll along this former railroad track transformed into a hanging garden for a unique urban experience.

Days 10 & 11: Gastronomy and Nightlife

  • Culinary exploration in Hongdae and Itaewon Two days dedicated to discovering Seoul's gastronomic and nightlife scene, with its bars, international restaurants and live music.
  • Korean Cooking Classes Why not learn to cook traditional Korean dishes?

Days 12 & 13: Culture and Leisure

  • Gangnam and COEX Mall Explore the glamorous side of Seoul in Gangnam and visit the COEX Mall, including the Starfield Library.
  • Technology and Games Visit the Museum of Science and Innovation and immerse yourself in the world of video games and eSports, an important part of modern Korean culture.

Day 14: Goodbye Seoul

  • Yangjae Flower Market and Souvenirs Buy souvenirs and enjoy your last moments in Seoul.
  • Farewell dinner Choose a special restaurant to say goodbye to the city, with a memorable meal.
Opt for morning tours of popular sites and explore lesser-known neighborhoods for a more authentic experience.
Yes, apps like KakaoMap and Naver Map are extremely useful for navigating around the city, even if they sometimes require a basic understanding of Korean.
Seoul is considered a safe city for solo travelers. Feel free to explore, but always keep your belongings safe and stay aware of your surroundings.

Beyond Korean barbecue, try bibimbap, kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew), and buckwheat pancakes (bindaetteok) for a true taste experience.

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