When Hubbie told me he would have to fly to Seoul for business meetings I immediately said I wanted to tag along as I have never been to Korea, never mind it was still summer (well hopefully very late summer). I could not get a cheap ticket because everything was impromptu but I got a fair deal with Asiana airlines. Cheaper than flying with Korea air and Garuda. It is a direct flight from Jakarta, member of star alliance (so I get mileage points) and timing was also most convenient (departing Wednesday 23.45 and leaving Sunday 17.15).
This is a 3.5 days itinerary in Seoul and very well packed, starting early morning and ends midnight. Not suitable if you are traveling with children.
Wed: Midnight fly Jakarta-Seoul (Direct)
Thu: Landed Seoul 09.55 Check in Intercontinental Seoul. Lunch in Coex Mall next door and head off to Gyeongbokgung Palace and Samcheong-dong. Shopping spree in Myeongdong. Back to Hotel and see Boungensa templae at night and Gangnam nightlife
Fri: Morning Half Day DMZ Tour (finished at 2.30pm), lunch in Myeongdong and off to Namsan Park and N Seoul Tower. At night dinner in Coex mall and check out the Starfield Library inside the Mall and more shopping at Seoul biggest Mall
Sat: Full Daytrip to Petite France, Nami island and Gangchon rail bike. Back to Seoul at 8pm and continue to see nightlife in Hongdae.
Sun: Visit Bukchon Hanok village, Insadong and Ikseon-dong. Late checked out at Hotel and fly home at 17.15