You’ll never get old of South Korea’s charm. Aside from the fact that the single-entry visa application is free, you can see the different face of South Korea in four different seasons. From Seoul, you can take a three-hour KTX high speed train ride to Busan. There are around five KTX schedule available daily. Ticket fare costs around 2,700 pesos for first class and 2,000 pesos for economy class.
Route: Manila/Cebu > Seoul/Incheon > (Jeju Island) > Busan > Manila/Cebu
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You can do a side trip to the famous Jeju Island by taking one of 90 flights available from the city. Jeju Air flies the Seoul (Gimpo) – Jeju Island route thirteen times a day and the airfare can go as low as 2,800 pesos for early birds. Connection from the city to the train station, airport or pier is pretty good and you won’t have much problem!
TJ’s recommended sample backpacking itinerary:
- Cebu Pacific Air flight 5J 190 departs 1:15 am from Manila arriving Incheon at 6:15 am.
- Spend around four days in Seoul to visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, Nami Island, Everland Resort and Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
- Take the train to Gimpo Airport then catch Jeju Air flight 7C 107 departing from Seoul at 10:15 am arriving Jeju Island at 11:20 am.
- Catch the ferry from Jeju Island to Busan after spending at least one night in Jeju.
- Spend one more night in Busan before catching the Cebu Pacific Air flight 5J 185 to Manila the following evening. The flight departs from Busan at 9:40 pm then arriving Manila at 12:15 am the following day.
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