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Best time to visit South Korea

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The best time to visit South Korea is April-June

Want to know when to travel to South Korea? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, April-June is the best time to go to South Korea. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

The warmest month of the year in Seoul, South Korea is August, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 29℃ (85℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 33℃ (92℉) on the hottest days of summer. In the winter, temperatures can get down to -13℃ (8℉) around January-time. In other areas of South Korea, temperatures might differ so be sure to compare other destinations below.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting South Korea, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of South Korea in July. Head there in January instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to South Korea, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

June

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South 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. South Korea is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
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 South 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.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
BusanMay-June
6℃
1℃
8℃
3℃
12℃
7℃
16℃
11℃
20℃
15℃
22℃
19℃
26℃
23℃
28℃
25℃
24℃
21℃
20℃
16℃
15℃
10℃
8℃
4℃
IncheonMay
1℃
-4℃
3℃
-2℃
9℃
3℃
14℃
8℃
20℃
13℃
25℃
18℃
27℃
22℃
28℃
23℃
24℃
18℃
19℃
13℃
11℃
6℃
3℃
-2℃
JejuMay
7℃
4℃
8℃
5℃
11℃
7℃
15℃
11℃
19℃
16℃
22℃
20℃
26℃
24℃
28℃
25℃
24℃
22℃
20℃
18℃
15℃
12℃
9℃
6℃
SeoulApril-June
-0℃
-6℃
4℃
-3℃
10℃
2℃
16℃
7℃
22℃
12℃
26℃
17℃
28℃
21℃
29℃
22℃
25℃
17℃
19℃
11℃
11℃
4℃
2℃
-4℃
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Top FAQs

South Korea is in Asia.
The warmest month of the year in Seoul, one of the most popular places to visit in South Korea, is August.
The driest month of the year in Seoul, South Korea, is usually around January each year.

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