When is the Best Time to Visit South Korea? (Weather and Holidays) – Seoulistic

When is the Best Time to Visit South Korea? (Weather and Holidays)

If you’re planning a trip to South Korea, you should know what the weather is like in Korea. But Korea also has a few holidays and some unique weather that might affect your trip as well! Watch this video to see when the best time to visit Korea is!

Average temperature in Korea:

  1. January – Average temperature: -2.4°C (27.7°F)
  2. February – Average temperature: 0.4°C (32.7°F)
  3. March – Average temperature: 5.7°C (42.3°F)
  4. April – Average temperature: 12.5°C (54.5°F)
  5. May – Average temperature: 17.8°C (64°F)
  6. June – Average temperature: 22.2°C (72°F)
  7. July – Average temperature: 24.9°C (76.8°F)
  8. August – Average temperature: 25.7°C (78.3°F)
  9. September – Average temperature: 21.2°C (70.2°F)
  10. October – Average temperature: 14.8°C (58.6°F)
  11. November – Average temperature: 7.2°C (45°F)
  12. December – Average temperature: 0.4°C (32.7°F)

Unique Weather in Korea:

Notable Holidays:

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  1. For me, May through September would be the best times. 🙂 I live in Florida where it’s warm all the time. To me the 50-60°F weather is really cold! >.< Our hottest times in the summer months hit in the 100's°F, so the 70's°F is the nicest temperature for me. 🙂

  2. Mara says:

    I was thinking of going in two years (so I can save enough money) I was hoping to go during my birthday but its in August. I think September or October will be better. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I’ll just be sure to check the calendar.

  3. Jhenmy says:

    I`ll go on october!!! =)

  4. Joe Snake says:

    The best time to visit would be March through August when the temperature is just nice, not too cold and not too hot. Try to avoid Sep ~ Nov because of the typhoon season. Dec ~ Feb is too cold really.

  5. Shareen says:

    Oh no! I have just bought my flight ticket.. Flying there during November.

  6. Roy Pacarat says:

    I’ll go on last week of October to see the foliage changing its color.


  7. che tan says:

    How many clothes does one wear in Korea during month of October? I saw your video wearing 11 clothe. So in October you wear 5 to 6? 🙂

  8. TJCP says:

    thanks for the info 🙂 i am going to Seoul this coming November (end of november).

  9. Lindy says:

    which season is the best time to travel to Korea ? If travel to Korea in Jun or Jul is it in hot weather ? i need a refreshing weather not so cold.


    Season for Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter, which is better season to visit to Korea.

  10. Jacquie says:

    My boyfriend and I went in February and it was SO COLD. Apparently one of the coldest winters for a long time. One day was -19!! And if we ever stayed out really late, it was freezing too. Our apartment was located at the bottom of a huge hill and we kept slipping on the snow and ice 😛

    REGARDLESS, still love love loved Korea and will be going back in October! <3 I read Seoulisitc on my lunchbreak to get excited and motivated to save and look forward to coming back!

  11. Abigail says:

    I’m going to Seoul in March this year(yay!), however, I am unfamiliar with low temperature as I live in Singapore and its pretty much 29 degrees celsius all year round…. Exactly how cold is 5.7°C and how should I be dressing?

    • Hello,
      You will need a good fleece (Polartec 200?) and a wind stopper! A pair of water resistant shoes would be nice! I live here now and apparently we are experiencing March temperature these days and this is what I wear everyday! A beanie and a pair of light gloves would also be usefull but are easy to find on the streets!

      • Jo says:

        Hi, may i know if aug is good to travel. will the weather be too humid or too rainy in this particular month. need your advise. Thank you!

    • Afiza says:

      What a coincidence! I’m from Singapore too, and planning to travel in March… wanted to go for SHINee’s concert in Seoul, but no news yet from the shopping service whether I got the ticket ㅠㅠ

      Layering of your clothes should help…

    • Soephy says:

      I will be in Seoul too from 17Mar – not my first time in Seoul though. I’ve always liked the cooler weather as it’s always sunny in Singapore. Layering of clothes plus leather gloves and boots would definitely help. And if you’re short of warm clothes, there’s definitely aplenty in Seoul — head down to the shopping streets like Myeongdong, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice.

  12. Janet says:

    I am planning to go to Korea during end of May. Any advice on how should I be dressing? Is bringing a jacket enough with long sleeve shirt and jeans?

  13. Aira says:

    I am planning to go on the last of April or the mid-May. When do you think is the best time and what clothes should I bring? 🙂 Also, where is the best place to stay? 🙂 Hehe 🙂

  14. maria says:

    hi my family is planning to go end of november this year. we really want to experience snow. do u think this is a good time to catch snow?

  15. Alysha says:

    Can I check if I will need a Winter jacket if I am travelling to Seoul in another 2 weeks time?

  16. Dani says:

    What should I wear in Korea when I go in mid-May to the last week of May? 🙂

  17. Kelly says:

    I’m going to be in Seoul from the last week in June to the first week in July. Since it’s the beginning of the monsoon season, does it really rain that much? I was looking forward to the nightlife, do a lot people stay indoors during this time?

    • lulu says:

      same here, will be going there for the last week of June to last week in July (a month) for a course. and i kept thinking about the same questions !!

    • Jovi says:

      Been to Seoul in June last year.
      My advice – bring umbrella.
      It will rain occasionally. I remembered out of all 8 days I am there, there are one or two days whereby it rained almost the entire day. So try to bring an umbrella otherwise you can buy one there.
      Umm, there is def more people out there then compared to the cold seasons from my observations.

  18. dia says:

    Am teaveling to Seoul in May, the wather seems to be pretty cool, would i require a jacket…hmmmmm…

  19. amirayunho says:

    I am thinking to visit Korea in August is the weather that hot ?? or is it okay to visit during that time ?

  20. nana says:

    this is my first time go to seoul on winter month….pls give me some tips where is interesting place for family trip winter month?which airport should I arrive from Singapore to which part of seoul airport?

  21. ma veronica s. bingol says:

    i was wondering should i bring a jacket last week of sept

  22. wus says:

    Going there a week before the end of june, is it really gonna be that hot? I’m from malaysia and i saw the weather forecast the temperature is almost the same as here? If so its really hot :O What do u reckon for us to wear anyway? 🙂

  23. kym says:

    I am planning to go Seoul in mid Nov, please kindly advise just a normal jacket is enough? who can share the photo of clothing should we prepare.

  24. Tiffany says:

    Hi I am going to Seoul n Jeju this 15 Sep to 23 Sep with my 3 year old and 10 months old kids .what kind of cloth do I need to prepared ? Do I need to bring winter cloth for them ? Or Long sleeve cloth should be fine ? Hope to get ur reply .tq

  25. Hello. Im from Malaysia. We are going to Seoul n Jeju in Winter season and this is our first time be there/experience winter season. Will be travelling from 6 Jan – 15 jan 2017. Would like to ask on the weather there, is it on the date i mention just now is the most cold weather ? can you advise me on the clothes/attire/extra things that suitable for me? looking forward for your reply. this would be most helpful for us soon, thanks in advance 🙂

    • Keith says:

      It will definitely be cold during that time and may even snow. I’d suggest bringing very warm winter jackets, sweaters, scarves and gloves. There are also heat packs sold in Korea that you can place in your pockets and shoes to keep your feet and hands warm

  26. Khatijah Beevi says:

    Hi. I am planning to travel to Korea from 26 February 2017 – 3 March 2017. May I know how will the weather be like and what kind of clothing should I bring, and will shops at attractions be open daily ? Thank you.

  27. Nicole says:

    My boyfriend and I already booked a flight to Seoul (August 27-31, 2017). Is it really hot or is it raining? Thanks a lot.

    • Keith says:

      Yea, it’ll be pretty hot and humid. The rainy season will be over, however 🙂

    • joonie says:

      i went to seoul last year from aug 13-19. i’m malaysian and summer was really hot. malaysian weather average 29-32’c all year round but summer in seoul was hotter than that. make sure you buy the portable fan you’re going to need it if you’re going to do a lot of walking. i’m going to seoul again from nov 25-dec1. 🙂

  28. Jhoana says:

    I’ll be going to South Korea this June 23 to 30. Will it be possible that it is raining during our whole stay?

  29. lengskie says:

    im going to seoul this coming sept.2-7 hows the weather there?

  30. Fong says:

    I am planning to Go seoul this coming AUg 31- 4 SEp … but heard is typhoon period… really? Weather going to be bad and not advisable to go?

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