We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children(age 7 and 12) will be visiting Seoul in Dec. This is our first time going for winter trip and we are from tropical country. Appreciate if any kind soul can advise us on our itinerary below and any tips for winter trip for a first timer. BTW, we will be staying in Namsan Guesthouse and IBville in Myeongdong.
-Lotte World -since I’m bringing my kids along, I should let them enjoy first… lotte world would be fun for kids right? I also dun want them to feel too cold since this is the first time for us to feel the winter coolness… Which transport should I use to go to Lotte World?
-Gyeong Bok Gung Palace
-Dongdaemun Market (night)
do you think we can cover all these in one day? Are these too pack?
-Dongdaemun Market (if we can’t make it in day 2 above) / Myeongdong shopping
-Coex Mall & Aquarium
-Namsan Seoul Tower
Day 5 – 14/12/2010
Ski Resort Day Trip – I’m thinking of Jisan Ski Resort or Yangji Pine Resort since both are the nearest to Seoul. Which one better?
Day 6 – 15/12/2010
Korean Folk Village and Everland – one day trip, should be ok rite? Should I hire guide/driver for this trip?
Day 7 – 16/12/2010
Free and Easy – Myeongdong Shopping and Airport Duty Free shopping
Ok, how’s that? Am I being too ambitious on the trip? Or did I miss anything that I should add in for this trip?
1. I read about Hongik University, is it worth to include in my trip? If yes, do you think I can slot into any of the days above?
2. Spa /sauna – Thinking of going since I keep imagining myself cracking the eggshell to someone’s head… I'm addicted to Kdrama >>>LOL… any recommendation in Myeongdong area? Do you think it would be suitable to bring children there? What time is the best time to visit, day or night?
3. Winter clothing – do you think 3 long john sufficient for a 7 days trip? What about socks, hats, shawl? Should I buy more from my place or just buy in Seoul? Can I wear sport shoes?
Thanks in advance and sorry for the long post. I'm worried and anxious at the same time for our first winter vacation.