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Driving in 1 day:Seoul->Nami->Chuncheon->Sokcho

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Driving in 1 day:Seoul->Nami->Chuncheon->Sokcho

Hi,

Just like to get some comments on my planned trip by driving in September to the following places in 1 day:

1) Seoul->Nami 1h30min (8am-930am)

2) Visit Nami 2h30min (930am-12pm)

3) Nami-> Chuncheon 2h30min (12pm-230pm including lunch)

4) Chuncheon->Mount Searaksan 2h30min (230pm-5pm. Reach Mount Seoraksan at 5pm to catch the cable car up)

5) Leave Mount Seoraksan at 7pm back to Seoul

Thanks.

Rayleigh, United...
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1. Re: Driving in 1 day:Seoul->Nami->Chuncheon->Sokcho

Have you driven in Seoul before?

And do you read Hangul?

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2. Re: Driving in 1 day:Seoul->Nami->Chuncheon->Sokcho

Hi,

No to both (never driven in Seoul and don't read Hangul).

Will there be too much of a difficulty for a newbie to those two? Thanks.

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3. Re: Driving in 1 day:Seoul->Nami->Chuncheon->Sokcho

Well, I wouldn't do it.

I've driven in Seoul once.

I've been with locals who have got very lost.

I read Hangul, and know the geography of Seoul.

I wish you great good luck.

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4. Re: Driving in 1 day:Seoul->Nami->Chuncheon->Sokcho

Yes, I agree with ethelman2. Too risky to drive in Seoul + out of Seoul.

The plan is too packed as well. I don't think you would have enough time.

Take note of sunset times. Seoraksan is supposed to close about 2 hours before sunset, and visitors start leaving when it starts to get dark.

Go with public transportation.

Either do Nami Island + Chuncheon : ITX Cheongchun

Or just Sokcho + Seoraksan : Intercity Bus

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5. Re: Driving in 1 day:Seoul->Nami->Chuncheon->Sokcho

HI all, thanks for your reply and advice.

Just like to share my thoughts on why I would want to drive and maybe get some feedback from the experts here.

The reason for my driving plan was because I only wanted to drive to these places i.e. nami island, Chuncheon, Mount Sorak, back to Seoul apartment. My thought is that I will be just keying the telephone number of these 4 places places into the GPS and it should lead me there. Is my thinking too simplified? Thanks.

6. Re: Driving in 1 day:Seoul->Nami->Chuncheon->Sokcho

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