The best time to visit North Korea is April-May
The warmest month of the year in Pyongyang, one of the most popular travel destinations in North Korea, is August, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 28℃ (83℉). Temperatures can reach as high as 30℃ (87℉) on the hottest days in summer. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Pyongyang is around -15℃ (6℉). Temperatures can often differ in other locations in North Korea, so be sure to continue reading if you plan on visiting elsewhere.
The sun stays up the longest in North Korea in May, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to North Korea in July – It’s the wettest month of the year.Continue reading to find out about when to visit North Korea, including the climate, seasonal info, FAQs and more for loads of the top places you NEED to explore, as well as all the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.
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North Korea seasons
Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. North Korea is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:
|Summer||June to August|
|Autumn/fall||September to November|
|Winter||December to February|
|Spring||March to May|
Best time to visit the top destinations in North Korea
We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|
Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in North Korea: