Jeju 4 Days 3 Nights (4D3N) Self-Drive Itinerary – What to See, Do, Eat and Jeju Trip Planning Tips

5 July, 2014

If you are planning a trip to Jeju, this blog post might help – you will find a downloadable Jeju 4 Day 3 Night (4D3N) Self-Drive Holiday Itinerary and a visual guide of the various attractions we visited here.

Jeju-Itinerary-Download

You can also download our Seoul 5 Days 4 Nights travel itinerary here.

Scroll down for the pictures we took at these places – for the complete collection, check out PassportChop.com Korea Travel Instagram feed and do follow us too!

Our South Korea Jeju itinerary is designed to be quite a relaxing one (we are not rushing from place to place and experiencing each attraction without rushing through it) and at the same time a fulfilling one (as we got to check out quite a number of fun Jeju attractions especially on Day 2). While we stayed at Jeju for 5 Days 4 Nights, the itinerary we suggested can actually be completed in 4 Days 3 Nights (with you flying back to Seoul on the 4th night) – we decided to take it easy and catch a noon flight on the fifth day.

There were some other random stuff we did that we didn’t include in the itinerary e.g. shopping for Korean snacks at E-mart (a big Korean supermarket near the World Cup stadium at Seogwipo – if you are interested, the GPS coordinate is 7971234; if you are spending more than 30,000 Korean won (about 30 USD) there – remember to get a tax refund form from the E-mart customer service).

How Many Nights to Spend at Jeju?

Driving time from Seogwipo city (where we are staying at Feliz Telcon Hotel) to the furthest part of Jeju island we explored (i.e. Seongsan Ilchungbong – Sunrise Peak) took us about 1 hour 30 minutes and from there to other attractions e.g. Manjanggul Lava Cave is about 20 – 30 minutes.  I do not recommend a 3 Days 2 Nights Jeju trip if this is your first time there as Jeju is a big island and getting around takes time.

Know Exactly Which Museum You Want to Go (Because There Are Multiple Versions of it on Jeju Island!)

Do note that there are quite a number of similar attractions e.g. Teddy Bear Museum vs. Teddy Bear Safari and Alive Museum vs. Trick Art Museum and Loveland vs. Museum of Sex and Health.  We went to the versions that are in bold.

There are also many other themed attractions e.g. chocolate, folk villages (3 versions! 1 Seogwipo version – Jeju Folk Village Museum (제주민속촌박물관) and 2 Jeju city versions – Jeju Folk Museum (제주민속박물관) vs. Jeju Folklore & Natural History Museum (민속자연사박물관))!

Day 1 Jeju Self-Drive Holiday Itinerary (4D3N) – Seogwipo City Area: Jeongbang Waterfall, Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

Arrival at Seoul Incheon Airport from Singapore -> Transfer to Seoul Gimpo Airport (for domestic flight from Seoul to Jeju) by AREX (Airport Railroad Express – do not take the non-stop option which brings you direct to Seoul city centre).

Upon arrival at Jeju airport, look for the KT Kumho car rental counter where you will be shuttled to the KT Kumho office to finish the car rental processes.

See this link for more info on renting a car for self-drive holiday in Jeju and driving around in Jeju.

Feliz Telcon Hotel

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7492008

We stayed in the Seogwipo city centre – a 1.5 hours drive from Jeju airport.  The hotel where we stayed in – Feliz Telcon (about 49 USD per night for a double room) is a basic and clean hotel, located right in the middle of one of Seogwipo’s food streets (lots of restaurants around the area).  This is not a 4 or 5 star hotel but it is very clean and has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay in Jeju.

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Jeongbang Waterfall

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7331530

The first attraction we checked out in Jeju is Jeongbang Waterfall – just 15 minutes drive from Feliz Telcon hotel. Jeongbang waterfall is Asia’s only waterfall that falls into the sea – spectacular! See this link for the Jeongbang Waterfall, Cheonjiyeon Waterfall and Cheonjeyeon Waterfall in the Seogwipo area.

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Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7331528

Abalone porridge (Jeonbokjuk) – one of Jeju’s local delicacies – cost about $12+ a big bowl! Served at a restaurant by the carpark to Cheonjiyeon Waterfall – see this link for more info on where you can find abalone porridge (Jeonbokjuk) near Cheonjiyeon Waterfall.

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Cheonjiyeon waterfall is open til 10pm daily – the waterfall is lit up beautifully at night

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Day 2 Jeju Self-Drive Holiday Itinerary (4D3N) – Jungmun Resort & Jeju City: Alive Museum, Hello Kitty Museum, Mysterious Road, Loveland, Dongmun Market, Yongduam Rock

Breakfast at 5-Day Seogwipo Market

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7630965

The 5-Day Seogwipo Market is a market that only opens 5 days of the month (4th, 9th, 14th, 19th, 24th, 29th of each month) and it is quite a huge market selling vegetables, fruits, fishes, livestock products, clothes, and general merchandise.

There are other Five-Day markets at different parts of Jeju e.g. Jeju City Folk Five-Day Market (Open: 2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22nd, 27th of each month) and Jungmun Rural Five-Day Market (Open: 3rd, 8th, 13th, 18th, 23rd, 28th of each month) and Seongsan Five-Day Market (Open: 1st, 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st, 26th of each month).

Even if you missed the Five-Day markets, you can still check out the markets that are opened daily e.g. Dongmun market and Seogwipo Maeil Olle market.

Seafood Sundunbu breakfast (about 5 USD) – yummy stew of egg, tofu, clam and mussels at Seogwipo 5 Day traditional market.

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Hallubong oranges – jeju’s famous local produce at Seogwipo 5 Day Traditional Market

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Alive Museum

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 8050888

Hanging on at Jeju Alive Museum – very interesting and fun experience as you get to play around with cleverly crafted optical illusions. Do note that this is NOT the Trick Art Museum. This Alive Museum is based in Jungmun Resort, Seogwipo.

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Hello Kitty Museum (with lunch at Hello Kitty Cafe)

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7926114

Lunch – Hello Kitty latte and hot chocolate with Hello Kitty waffle set at Jeju Hello Kitty Museum’s Hello Kitty Cafe.

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Could this be what Hello Kitty’s bedroom look like? @ Hello Kitty Museum #hellokittyoverdose

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Mysterious Road

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7103314 (This number is NOT accurate – to get to the road – key in the number for Loveland: 7126988 and then when you are nearing Loveland, follow road signages saying Mysterious Road and follow big tour buses and vans – they will likely be going there)

This is the famous Mysterious Road where water poured on the road appeared to flow uphill and cars (when put on Neutral gear) will roll uphill on these mysterious road. We tried it out and the water do flow uphill and our car did go uphill on its own (without acceleration).

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Jeju Loveland

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7126988

Jeju Loveland – a risqué and interesting sex themed museum in Jeju. This is one of the most mild exhibit display in the Loveland park!

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Dongmun Market (Jeju City)

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7523001

Like I said above – even if you missed any of the Five-Day Markets, you can still check out the regular markets which are open daily – this Dongmun market being one of the most famous one in Jeju city. Here you can buy Jeju snacks back home!

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Dinner at Jeju Ramen Street (Pork Ramen Gogiguksu)

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7277056

Jeju ramen – also known as gogiguksu; another must try at Jeju (in fact there is a ramen street with many ramen restaurants) – about 7 USD per bowl.

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Yongduam Rock (Dragon Head Rock)

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7283918

Our last stop before driving 1.5 hours back to Seogwipo. Yongduam rock – it is supposed to look like a dragon head

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Day 3 Jeju Self-Drive Holiday Itinerary (4D3N) – Seongsan Area: Seogwipo Olleh Market, Seongsan Ilchungbong, Manjanggul Lava Cave, Gimnyeong Maze Park, Black Pork BBQ Dinner (at Seogwipo)

Seogwipo Olleh Market

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7621949

The regular market at Seogwipo – it opens daily: the Seogwipo Maeil Olleh Market.

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Breakfast at Tous Les Jous

Bagels and freshly baked bread from Tous Les Jous – a French-themed Korean bakery – serves excellent hot chocolate and coffee too! Lots of branches throughout South Korea.

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Seongsan Ilchungbong (Sunrise Peak)

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7830959 or 7107923

On a hike towards the Jeju Sunrise Peak Seongsan Ilchungbong – abt 20 to 30 minutes hike uphill. Quite a tough climb uphill but there are many rest stops along the way up.

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View of Jeju Island from the peak of Seongsan Ilchulbong – nice!

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Black pork, tofu and kimchi stew – delicious and satisfying lunch after a morning hike up sunrise peak. Not sure what is the name of the restaurant since it is in Korean but to get there, you can use this GPS coordinate (by phone number): 7841794. For more information on how to use these numbers as GPS coordinates, see this video on using phone numbers of attractions/restaurants in Jeju to find your way around Jeju Island with GPS.

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Manjanggul Lava Cave

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7834818

Interesting Manjanggul lava cave – an educational experience on jeju’s volcanic activities

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Gimnyeong Maze Park

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7829266

Getting trapped in the Gimnyeong grass maze park!

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Black Pork BBQ Dinner (at Seogwipo)

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7628588

Black pork BBQ – another Jeju delicacy. The restaurant staff will cut and bbq the black pork for you; the strong vacuum system will also suck up all the smell

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Day 4 Jeju Self-Drive Holiday Itinerary (4D3N) – Udo Island, Seopjikoji, Ginseng Chicken Dinner (at Seogwipo)

Breakfast at Paris Baguette

Breakfast at Paris Baguette @ Seogwipo Jeju – great coffee and selection of bread and pastries – another French-themed bakery.

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Udo Island

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7825671 (This number is NOT accurate – instead, use this number 7843136 which leads to a local produce shop just beside the ferry ticket office)

Got upgraded to business class on the ferry from jeju mainland to Udo island! Full recliner seat! Oh wait apparently everyone too! There are no seats on ferry to udo island. Everyone can sit or even lie around or just enjoy the sea breeze outside for this 15 minute ride

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Yummy peanut ice-cream and tangerine sherbet at Udo Island (Jimmys natural icecream)

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Seafood (crab, prawn, squid and abalone) spicy noodle soup for just US$12 at Udo Island

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Abalone porridge – a must try when u r here at Udo island. Besides jeonbokjuk abalone porridge, we also enjoyed a dish of grilled mackerel (Godeungeo-gui)

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Seopjikoji

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7604251 (This number will NOT bring you to Seopjikoji and will bring you to the middle of nowhere so just drive in this direction and then follow the roadsigns pointing towards Seopjikoji; this number 7820080 might get you there – unverified)

On the Seopjikoji trail to the church made famous by the All-In Korean drama

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Ginseng Chicken Dinner (at Seogwipo)

Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number): 7623319

We rounded up our trip with a sumptuous feast of ginseng chicken soup with TWO big abalone! Shiok!

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Hope this helps – let us know if there are other exciting and interesting places to check out in Jeju.

Zhiqiang & Tingyi

Comments (66)

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  • suhuReply

    14 October, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    7820080 verified.
    I’m now in carpark of seopjikoji and GPS showed 7820080 is only 79m from seopjikoji (good enough for your direction). However it does not read as Seopjikoji.

  • ArweeReply

    17 October, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Thank you for the itinerary. It’s been a great help!

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    23 October, 2014 at 8:10 pm

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  • hanReply

    10 February, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Zhiqiang & Tingyi,

    Me and my wife are in our 40s will be visiting Jeju in April 2-5. We will be renting a car in Jeju. We are not adventurous and don’t like to do any climbing and hiking in Jeju. We are more interested in scenery. Pls advise where should we base in these 3 nights? Jeju city or Seogwipo? Seems like Seogwipo is where all the attractions are. We will be arriving at Jeju airport around 1 pm and the flight departure to Seoul on the 5th at 11 am.
    Thanks

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      10 February, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Hi han – it depends on what will your itinerary is like. I assume by the time you arrive in Jeju, it is about 2pm+ and you have only 2 full days to explore Jeju island (3rd and 4th). If that’s the case, stay in Jeju city and then drive to Seogwipo for interesting museums and waterfall for a day (maybe 1-2 museums and 2 waterfalls and the day will be quite packed) and return to Jeju city at night. The other day, you can explore Jeju city (which you can also do on your first day there) or go to see other sights on the island or go Udo Island.

      • hanReply

        10 February, 2015 at 5:18 pm

        Thanks for the quick reply. With your advice, we are more likely to base in Jeju city and do the day trip to Seogwipo. We are renting from KT Kumho as well. May I know how long it took when you returned the car? My flight is at 11 am. Do you think it’s enough time if I reach there at 9am?

        • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

          10 February, 2015 at 6:01 pm

          Hi han – when i returned the car, it took us about 10 minutes to settle the admin procedure (e.g. staff checked vehicle for any defects and sign paperwork) and then another 10 minutes to wait for shuttle bus to take us to the airport (5 minutes drive). I think a 2-hour allowance is too tight – personally I wouldn’t do it; I would return the car at around 8am or earlier – you still have to do flight luggage check-in at the airport (and there might be queues there).

          • han

            10 February, 2015 at 7:09 pm

            Thanks Zhiqiang & Tingyi. Ya, you are right… should reach there early.
            Btw, do you need to always park your car at restricted area or simply park at roard side?

          • Zhiqiang & Tingyi

            11 February, 2015 at 3:17 pm

            It depends – typically the crowded city areas have dedicated car parks where you drive in, leave your key at their counter, collect a ticket and then pay and collect back your key when you are done. Most attractions have free parking.

          • han

            11 February, 2015 at 3:58 pm

            May I know why you were not using your car in Udo Island since you had your rental car? How do you get around in Udo Island? Thanks.

          • Zhiqiang & Tingyi

            11 February, 2015 at 4:06 pm

            need to pay extra for car to go to Udo island plus we had plans to drive ATV (but ATV requires international driving permit per person so we scrapped the plans and took a tour bus around the island).

            The roads around Udo island are quite narrow too.

          • han

            11 February, 2015 at 4:08 pm

            how long it takes to travel on a loop for the attractions by bus?

          • Zhiqiang & Tingyi

            11 February, 2015 at 4:20 pm

            I can’t remember – sorry. I might do a blog post on Udo island in the next few weeks – quite busy now. Shld be in time for April 🙂

          • han

            11 February, 2015 at 4:33 pm

            thanks

  • AngieReply

    22 February, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Hi,
    My family of 4 (inc 2 teenager kids) are gg to jeju @ 1st weekDecember for 3D2N, we will reach jeju at noon time. (Staying at December hotel) we had been to teddy museum ,sunrise peak , dragon head rock, & cheonjiyeon water fall & mystery road 6yrs ago. Any interesting places to go for 1.5 days & half day for the 3rd day (pls recommend) is it better for us to engage taxi ?
    Thank you .

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      23 February, 2015 at 9:35 am

      Where is December hotel located? You can go Udo Island, Kimnyeong Maze and Manjanggul Cave – this will take up one whole day (quite packed for one day – you might need to spread it out). You can consider Alive Museum and Loveland and Hello Kitty Museum (only if your kids or you like Hello Kitty a lot).

      I suggest driving so you have the flexibility to explore Jeju on your own.

      • angieReply

        23 February, 2015 at 9:19 pm

        Hi zhiqiang

        Thank you for yr information. We likely staying December hotel jeju (quite near to jeju airport). Btw for the 1st half day , may I know where we can go.? Thank you.

  • farihahReply

    2 August, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Hai zhiqiang…
    I would like to know whether u stay overnight at udo island? Is it enough to cover 1 day at udo and catch up a ferry back to mainland?

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      2 August, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      i didnt stay overnight at Udo. One day is enough to explore Udo

  • DarrenReply

    8 August, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Hi.

    am going to Jeju on Sept 10 direct after reaching Seoul and head straight flight to Jeju via Gimpo airport. Plan to leave Jeju on Sept 12 meaning 2 nights in Jeju.

    Base on your note, seems like renting car via KT Kumho is best option to view as I wish to keep tight budget and only interested in some key areas visit. Please advise the rates of car from KT Kumho and also how much parking fees incur in all the places you went? Left hand drive seems tough for me

    Also, please advise best places to go

  • ShariffReply

    19 August, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Hi

    I will be travelling to Jeju on 23 Nov – 26 Nov.
    I would like to ask your opinion. Is it better renting a car or get to the places that I am interested by public transport ( ie: bus / taxi)

    The places that I am interested are:

    1. Seongsan Ilchubong. I am interested to hike here for sunrise.

    2. Manjanggul cave.

    3. Cheonjiyeon Falls

    4.Hallasan Mountain / Mt. halla

    5.Cheonjeyeon Falls

    6.Loveland / Love museum.

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      19 August, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      rent a car so you have the flexibility to drive early to Seongsan Ilchubong for the sunrise – you need to be there at around 5am+ to start the climb if I am not wrong so not sure if so early got public transport

  • VerlReply

    17 September, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Hi,

    It’s my first time gg jeju and will be driving.

    Do you think its necessary to book different hotels in different locations or do you think it is ok to travel back to the same hotel? is the time spend driving long for each different attractions if lets say i booked a hotel near the airport?

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      17 September, 2015 at 11:46 pm

      not necessary to book different hotels in different locations. The maximum time spent driving is about 1.5 to 2 hours from north jeju (your hotel near the airport) to attractions in the south (seogiwpo e.g. alive museum, waterfalls).

  • LyciaReply

    7 October, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Hi Zhi Qiang, do u know what time does the 5-day market in Seogwipo closed? I will be in jeju from 4 – 6 Nov. If there’s no flight delay, my flight shd land on jeju by 2:30pm on 4 Nov. Thks!

  • LyciaReply

    7 October, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Hi Zhi Qiang, do u know what time does the 5-day market in Seogwipo closed? I will be in jeju from 4 – 6 Nov. If there’s no flight delay, my flight shd land on jeju by 2:30pm on 4 Nov. Is it too cold to do water activity like walking sea bed? I’m also interested to do horseback riding. Do u have any recommendation? Thks!

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      8 October, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      The 5-day market in Seogwipo closed at 8pm. Your flight land at 2.30pm – by the time you finish baggage claim, it will be about 3 to 3.30pm. then assuming you are driving from Jeju city to Seogwipo (north to south), it will take another 1.5 to 2 hours depending on how fast you drive. You will reach the market at around 5.30pm to 6pm (assuming you don’t lose your way finding the market).

      Temperature in Nov is about 13 to 16 degree celsius so it seems cold to do water activities but i think they will provide you wetsuit that will keep you warm (my guess only). I dont have recommendations for horseback riding. Sorry!

      • LyciaReply

        22 October, 2015 at 2:46 pm

        Hi, thanks for your reply!

        I rented a car for jeju and got confirmation email. In the email, it says that you must have minimum 1 year driving experience for the smallest size car.

        My husband went to apply for the International Driving Permit but he couldn’t do so because the staff told him that his photo and ic number has faded on his driving license. So he was advised to replace his driving license before he is allowed to apply for the international driving permit.

        He has happily followed instructions and the TP took back his old driving license of > 10yrs old and issued him a new license. However, I’m concerned that we might have issue in Jeju because his new license issue date printed is Oct 2015.

        Do you know if Jeju car rental company will determine your driving experience before they allow you to pick up the rental car?

        • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

          22 October, 2015 at 6:47 pm

          Hi Lycia

          For Singapore driving license, on the back of the card, the pass date for the license is clearly indicated. I think the International Driving Permit might take that into account. In the event that the IDP does not reflect that, I suggest you email the car rental company to get a written confirmation that its ok.

  • MatthewReply

    8 October, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Hi, it was a good read up, and im planning on going jeju later in this year.
    However, i would like to ask how to u managed to book a ticket from gimpo to jeju?
    i tried jeju air and it didn’t process successfully when it comes to validating the creddit card number.
    Did you book that domestic flight thru an agent or from the website?

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      8 October, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      i book through the website direct – i think is twair or something like that. Their booking websites are generally not very non-korean friendly – I just trial and error a number of times to get it done. sometimes they use outdated internet explorer as the preferred browser.

  • RyanReply

    27 October, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Hello,

    If you had to choose and only have time to see one which one would you recommend and why?

    I am quite torn between Mt. Halla and Sunrise Peak. Thank you in advanced for your response.

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      27 October, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      if you dont have time to climb a mountain for 6-7 hours, then skip Mt Halla. Go for Mt Halla only if you are a mountain climbing enthusiast and is fit and likes to challenge yourself. I, on the other hand, is just in Jeju for a relaxing leisurely holiday without straining my non-existent muscles, so i will only do Sunrise Peak (which theoretically is a 10 to 15 minute climb). 🙂 Hope this helps.

  • jesslinReply

    30 October, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I will be going to Jeju in May 2015. I wanted to rent a car and drive around but it is difficult as the cars are all LEFT HAND DRIVE and we are right hand driver in Malaysia.

    Please advise.

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      30 October, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      you just need a little bit of getting used to it. Just get used to the action of checking your left blind spot often and you should be fine. I cant say for sure if it will be difficult as it is up to individual. An experienced driver should be able to adapt as the fundamentals of checking blind spots and driving is the same.

  • JolynReply

    2 November, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Hi, my husband do not like to drive on foreign land… feel too stressful… especially with 2 kids in the back seat. May I know what other alternative mode of transport are available in jeju?

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      2 November, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      You can pay for a taxi driver or private driver to drive you around Jeju on a daily rate.

  • LimReply

    17 February, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Hi,
    I saw your itinerary and it seems very fun.I have two kids ,14 and 10yrs old.What kind of activities would you recommend for kids to do in jeju?Do they have any farms in jeju to feed the animals or fruit picking farm ? (etc-orange or strawberry farm)
    We are keen to go during the June holidays.When is the best time to go Jeju?

    Thank you

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      18 February, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      The Alive Museum and many attractions in the Jungmun resort are recommended for families with kids. I am not sure abt farms – it depends on season too. June is good time to go – not too hot and not too cold

  • BenReply

    29 February, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Hello!
    I will be going to Jeju Mid-April and intend to rent a car with my other 2 friends.However, i am the only one who has over 1 year of driving experience. Will my friends still be able to drive there? Do they also need to apply for the IDP?
    We are also interested in camping during our stay in Jeju. Would you know anything about how we can go along with it? Most of the recommend campsite websites i found online are in Korean language only!

    Thank you

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      29 February, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      whoever is driving will need an IDP. They are very strict on this.

      I have no idea on camping in Jeju. I am not so garang abt camping in Jeju

  • auniReply

    23 May, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Hi, saw your post to Udo Island. We will be renting car in Jeju so does that mean we will need to leave the rented car near to jetty and head out to Udo by ferry only?

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      28 May, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      You can send your car over by ferry but do note that there is a cost and it takes time.

      Back in 2013, someone shared this:
      Boarding fee for a normal car: 11,000 Won(one way), boarding fee for person:2,000Won(per person), admission fee:1,000Won(person), 4,000Won(Car + driver), terminal service charge: 500Won(per person). So You need at least 21,000 Won for 2 people. the price is one way not round trip. If you bring the car to Udo, quite a bit of time is wasted on the loading and unloading of vehicles. If your car is way in the back, then you have to wait til all the cars have left.

  • JoReply

    30 May, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Hi a simple question, how do we go to Jeju from Seoul? I will be travelling with kids… so would prefer a convenient way..

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      31 May, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      fly domestic airline from Jeju to Seoul. the cheapest way might be to take a train down south and take a ferry over (i dont think is worth the time and effort esp since you are travelling with kids).

  • SamReply

    4 June, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Hi do u haf any recommendation of budget stay? Or where shld I stay ard Seoul n jeju if I wish to visit most tourist spot n night shopping at dingdaemun taxi got mid night charges like sg?
    I saw ferry from seoul to jeju takes 1hr40 mins.. Shld I fly to inchieon den travel to jeju next day or jus fly to gimpo den domastic flight to jeju?
    Any idea Where is wando ferry terminal from central part of Seoul?
    But domastic flight check in lauggage is included in the fares correct?

    I’m a lady driver so most likely abit risky to drive ard jeju, how do I find day tour driver? Do u haf any idea about the cost?

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      9 June, 2016 at 7:10 am

      I have hotel recommendations in both the Jeju and Seoul itinerary post. Budget depends on your comfort level – we stayed at Feliz Telcon – very basic but budget too.

      I am not sure abt dongdaemun taxi but i think got midnight surcharges – the most troublesome part of taxis at dongdaemun is you might have to bargain prices with some of the unprofessional taxi drivers. as it is a tourist area so some of them might only take you on expensive fixed fares instead of metered fare.

      This is what i found online: From Incheon Ferry Terminal, the ferry leaves at 6pm and arrives about 15 hours later in Jeju-do. Boats run Monday through Saturday. The return trip to Incheon also starts at 6pm from Jeju-do. Fares start at around W36,000 for third class, but you may want to pay the extra fees to upgrade to second or first class.

      A ferry from a port near Seoul to Jeju will take you 15 hours! Wando ferry terminal is at southern South Korea and you need to take a train down from Seoul. Just fly from Gimpo – easier and faster. Luggage fees – please check with airline.

      It is safe to drive in Jeju even if you are a female. Taxi tour driver will cost about 100-150 USD per day (8 hours). Rent a car and drive – cheaper and more flexibility too.

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  • LisaReply

    14 July, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Hi
    A quick check with you on car rental at Jeju:
    1. Understand that if your car rental period happens to fall on your birthday month, you will get a hefty discount. If our rental period doesn’t fall within any of our birthday months, roughly what will be the rental cost of a small car like for 3 pax /per day after member discount?

    2. How long in advance should we book online to enjoy the early bird discount?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      18 July, 2016 at 10:42 am

      The KT Kumho company I recommended had been acquired by another company so policies might have changed – please click thru the booking process to find out the discounts

  • AmandaReply

    21 September, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Hi, how much is the car rental service? is the car oil efficient? can you please recommend the car rental company to us?

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      8 October, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      I used KT Kumho – now they are rebranded to Lotte car rental. You can do a search on passportchop.com for KT Kumho and you will see my review. Car rental cost depends on how long you rent which you have to find out at the car rental website.

  • KelseyReply

    15 November, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    May I know where are you come from :)?

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      15 November, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      singapore

  • LeeReply

    5 April, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Hi,
    You have mentioned that there will be discount in renting a car during the birthday month. If i am planning to go to Jeju during October and it happens to be my birthday month but i am not the driver. I will be helping my hubby to book, do i still entitled this discount? Thanks

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      5 April, 2017 at 11:16 pm

      You have to check with the company directly on this.

  • DaphneReply

    28 April, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Hi

    I have a total of 8 pax….I was thinking that we might to to get a 12 seater van… do you happen to know which car rental have this van and also the price is cheaper? I tried to search, it seem that most of it is a 9 seater mini van. Thanks.

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      29 April, 2017 at 11:59 am

      not sure – u might want to contact the rental companies directly

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