JEJU ITINERARY 3D2N TRIP AND THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
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JEJU TRIP: ITINERARY AND THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

I’ll be sharing my Jeju itinerary. Jeju island is the perfect destination when you are desperately in need of peaceful and serene gateway from your hectic routine. Besides, Jeju island is always on the list of places to go when you have more than 7 days travelling to Korea.
I went to Jeju for three days in my last week at Korea. Jeju gives totally different feeling with Seoul. Not only the people, culture, and routines but also the landscape. When you asked me to give recommendation of beautiful places in Seoul, it’d be hard for me. There are not much of breath taking view of nature in Seoul. Seoul is more into ambiance and lifestyle. In Jeju there are a lot of beautiful panoramas. If you only have three days to go to Jeju, don’t worry! It’s enough. I was only there for three days too.

There are three things you need to prepare for your Jeju itinerary trip:

1. Do research
Google places to visit in Jeju. You only have three days, you need to make sure that you visit the “It” place there which also suits your interest. Places that you want to visit also determine your place to stay (hotel/guest house). There are two big city in Jeju: Jeju city and Seogwipo City

2. Rent a car!

Like seriously, transportation in Jeju is not convenient. There’s no subway. The bus system is really complicated. The distance between each tourist attraction is really far. It takes more or less 2 hours. Sometimes, you need to transfer bus three times and wait for another 15 minutes depending on each bus schedule. Thus, it’s better for you to rent a car. It helps you to save time and energy!

3. Find a must food to eat!
Each city in Korea has its typical traditional food. Seoul is famous for its Seolongtang, Busan is famous for its Pajeon. What about Jeju? Jeju is famous for its black pork and hollabang (orange) ice cream. If you are the real food lover, you’ll be willing to find the best restaurant to eat that dish. As for me, as long as i can taste it, eat in not so famous restaurant is fine.

4. Plan your itinerary!
Walk the talk, peeps. If you made itinerary, stick to it. Time is ticking.

So, here is my short Jeju itinerary. 

Day 1
I arrived at Jeju airport at 11.30. It takes almost 1 and a half hour to go to Good Hotel Inn at Seogwipo City. I like the hotel that I stayed. The fare was cheap and it was easy to find food there. My first destination is Cheonjeyeon Waterfall. At Cheonjeyeon, you can also go across the bridge. Cheonjeyeon is pretty! I love the color reflection of the its water. The best part was that I could play water splash with my friends.lol.
It took only 10 minutes by walk from the waterfall to Teddy Bear Museum. Honestly, it was far from my expectation. The teddy bear museum was not amusing at all. The ticket price was expensive which was 10.000 KRW.
For the dinner, I tried black pork near my hotel. Ehmm, to be honest. I can’t really differentiate the black and regular samgyeopsal. Don’t expect that the meat is in black color. I guess, black pork is juicier than the regular one. It’s more delicious, indeed.

Cheonjeyeon!

Day 2
Me and my friend rent a car (and the driver of course). It’s the best decision we made during our trip! The taxi driver could not speak English at all, but he was nice. Our first destination was Seongsan Ilchullbong Sunrise Peak. It took 1 and a half hour from our hotel to go there. That is my favorite place at Jeju! It’s like a super big garden with calming ambiance, greenish surrounding and fresh weather. It reminded me of Windows 98 desktop. So green! People said that it’s the prettiest during the sunrise. They usually rent a hotel nearby the Sunrise Peak so that they can hike to the peak before sunrise. We also tried Jeju orange ice cream. Honestly, it was not really that special for me.
Then, the taxi driver brought us to Samgyetang (Korean chicken soup with ginseng) restaurant. The good thing about Korean food is that one portion is too much for one person. So we bough six for eight persons.

Our next destination was Joosangjeolli Cliff. For me, it’s really unique since it’s a hexagonal shaped cliff.  Our last destination was Osulloc Green Tea Museum. I am a fan of green tea. So, i really love the place. Green tea scent everywhere, calming music, large space. It’s just perfect for me.
You can also buy Osulloc product there. Don’t forget to try a dessert called King O’Fredo. It’s a must! Right next to the museum is Innisfree House. Innisfree is one of the most popular Korean cosmetics brand. It’s famous for its natural ingredients. In front of the museum, you can find the green tea garden. Don’t forget to take picture there! You can have your own green tea CF (advertisement) stills. lol
I’d never forget that day. My friend just realized that he left his bag (his passport and all of his important belonging) in Osulloc Museum when we arrived at the hotel. We rushed there by taxi even though we knew that it’s already closed hour. Luckily, we could still find the employee. It was my first time bargaining taxi fee in Korean! So glad that we could get his bag just in time.

The hexagon joosangjeolli

 

Joosangjeolli Cliff with the girls
Osulloc Green Tea Garden

 

Seongsan from the top

Day 3
Honestly, we did not go to any tourist attraction place on our third day. Our flight was at 1 pm. We needed to go to the airport early. Actually, we could have gone to either Cheonjiyeon or Jeongbang waterfall since it’s only 15 – 20 minutes away from our hotel by foot. However, we were too lazy to wake up that early.

After all, it was a really nice trip at Jeju. Don’t be afraid to ask to the local people. They are sooo damn nice and kind. They were really helpful. If you have more days at Jeju, go to Udo Island. All of my friends who’ve been there said that it was really nice and worth it to stop by Udo Island. Sadly, I don’t have the time. Anyway, have a nice trip to Jeju! Feel free to ask me regarding your trip to Seoul, Busan or Jeju.

Pamela Kahar
p.felita@gmail.com

A woman who is blessed to be a blessing. A marketer who reads and writes.

20 Comments
  • Jennifer
    Posted at 00:26h, 20 February Reply

    hi! I love your post on juju island. I actually saw your post when i googled jeju island itinerary lol. My friend and I are going at the end of august this year for 2 days and 2 nights only. do you recommend we stay in seogwipo or jeju? and I'm planning on renting a car to get around. should we reserve it online before we go or could we just rent it when we land in jeju? thanks!

  • Pamela Felita
    Posted at 07:51h, 20 February Reply

    Hey Jennifer!
    It actually depends on the tourist attraction that you want to visit.
    Since you have very limited time, you need to choose the place that you want to visit first.
    Or, you can book hotel 1 night in seogwipo city and the other night in jeju city.

    I recommend you to reserve it beforehand. So, once you're arrived in Jeju, everything's well prepared.

    Have fun!

  • pAbLo juAN
    Posted at 07:15h, 28 February Reply

    hi Pam… thanks for this post. by the way, any tip on which airline to take and which day of the week to go to jeju? I have 7 days in South Korea but looking in some airlines, weekend tickets are sold out on the days of my visit. Would weekdays be as good as weekend? Dont really know the difference.

  • Pamela Felita
    Posted at 11:03h, 28 February Reply

    Hey Pablo. I chose jeju air at that time. I booked my tickets on its official website.
    But you can use farecompare.com too
    Yes, weekdays will be as good as weekend too. My trip there was on weekdays, tho.
    enjoy your time at jeju

  • Wai Mun
    Posted at 13:06h, 08 March Reply

    Hi, may i know how much did u rent the car and the taxi driver?

  • Kim Maureen Ceperez
    Posted at 05:52h, 01 June Reply

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  • Kim Maureen Ceperez
    Posted at 05:52h, 01 June Reply

    hi! may i know how much is your rate in renting car w/ driver and rate in hotel? we are planning to visit jeju this october and we are estimating how much we will be spending in staying Jeju for 3 days. your reply will be much appreciated.

  • ThatTiffany
    Posted at 13:53h, 07 June Reply

    Hi !
    Would like to know how much it is to rent the car / with driver?

    Thank you !

  • Pamela Felita
    Posted at 05:39h, 08 June Reply

    Sorry Wai Mun for replying so long. if i am not mistaken it was around 100.000 won per day with the taxi driver.
    But, it was worth it thooo. we got the chance to go to some beautiful places in a day

  • Pamela Felita
    Posted at 05:46h, 08 June Reply

    Hi Maureen. It was around 100.000 won per day. i got 7 seat passenger car.
    I forgot how much the hotel rate was. you can check it online "Good Hotel Inn"
    if you'd like to see the sun rise, i recommend you to stay near seong san park

  • Pamela Felita
    Posted at 05:46h, 08 June Reply

    Hi Tiffany. It was around 100.000 won per day including the driver and fuel.

  • bernadine chua
    Posted at 04:22h, 18 June Reply

    Hi!, May I ask where u rented the car with driver. Thank you.

  • Words From Me! =)
    Posted at 14:57h, 27 June Reply

    Hi Pamela! Can i know where u rented the car with driver? I made my research and the cheapest i have got is 150000₩ :/ did u booked thru website or your guesthouse help u arrange? Your feedbk is reallyy appreciated, tqsm! 🙂

  • Pamela Felita
    Posted at 06:20h, 02 July Reply

    Hi, the guest house owner helped me to contact the driver. (though in the end, we didn't stay at her place)
    Yep, I also found car driver with 150.000 Won, I guess it's the normal fare right now.

  • Pamela Felita
    Posted at 06:35h, 02 July Reply

    Hi! the guest house owner contacted the taxi driver. 🙂

    I also know the contact of 1 driver, yet it's more expensive i guess. Try to contact him ksh96302002@hanmail.net

  • With Love from DSgal
    Posted at 06:30h, 08 August Reply

    Hi Pamela,

    Can the driver conversed well in English?

  • Pamela Felita
    Posted at 09:28h, 08 August Reply

    The driver could not speak English. At that time, we talked in Korean. But you can just explain to him the place name that you'd like to visit.

  • Unknown
    Posted at 16:53h, 14 December Reply

    Dear Pamela,

    I was wondering where you would recommend to book a hostel. Is this Seongshan, Seogwipo or Jeju-si?
    Thank you!

  • Pamela Felita
    Posted at 00:22h, 19 December Reply

    Hi!
    Well, it depends on your itinerary and your transportation.
    If you want to see the sunrise, definitely you have to stay at Seongshan.
    How many days are you going to stay in Jeju?

  • GRACE
    Posted at 04:50h, 24 February Reply

    This comment has been removed by the author.

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