When is the best time to go to South Korea?

When is the best time to go to South Korea? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In South Korea, the weather is good everywhere in May, June and September
  • The best months to go to Seoul are May, June, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months in Seoul are June, July and August, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The rainiest months in this city are July and August
  • The cities with the best climate are Gyeongju and Iksan, with good weather at least 7 months a year
  • August is the best month for swimming in Busan

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in South Korea for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 20°F to 47°F
19%
February 27°F to 49°F
21%
March 38°F to 54°F
26%
April 49°F to 61°F
30%
May 59°F to 72°F
25%
June 68°F to 79°F
41%
July 74°F to 83°F
63%
August 74°F to 85°F
59%
September 63°F to 81°F
32%
October 52°F to 72°F
17%
November 40°F to 63°F
26%
December 23°F to 50°F
25%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to South Korea by cities

Seoul

Best time to go to Seoul

The best months to go to Seoul are may, june, september and october.

Busan

Best time to go to Busan

The best months to go to Busan are may, june, august, september and october.

Chuncheon

Best time to go to Chuncheon

The best months to go to Chuncheon are may, june, august, september and october.

Daegu

Best time to go to Daegu

The best months to go to Daegu are april, may, june, september and october.

Daejeon

Best time to go to Daejeon

The best months to go to Daejeon are april, may, june, september and october.

Gangneung

Best time to go to Gangneung

The best months to go to Gangneung are may, june, july, august, september and october.


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Temperatures and rainfall in South Korea

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of South Korea and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Seoul, Busan, Chuncheon, Daegu and Daejeon, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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50°F 47°F 47°F 54°F 59°F 68°F 74°F 76°F 72°F 67°F 59°F 52°F
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Where to go in South Korea?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Seoul36°F41°F50°F63°F76°F83°F85°F86°F79°F68°F54°F38°F
Busan45°F49°F56°F63°F72°F77°F85°F86°F83°F74°F61°F49°F
Chuncheon31°F40°F50°F61°F74°F81°F83°F85°F77°F67°F50°F32°F
Daegu38°F45°F54°F65°F76°F83°F86°F86°F79°F68°F56°F40°F
Daejeon38°F43°F52°F65°F76°F83°F85°F86°F79°F70°F56°F40°F
Gangneung40°F41°F49°F59°F70°F77°F83°F85°F77°F68°F56°F41°F
Gwangju40°F45°F54°F65°F76°F83°F86°F86°F81°F72°F58°F43°F
Gyeongju41°F47°F56°F65°F76°F81°F86°F88°F81°F72°F59°F47°F
Incheon38°F41°F49°F61°F72°F81°F85°F86°F81°F70°F56°F40°F
Jeju Island (Jejudo)47°F50°F54°F61°F68°F76°F83°F85°F81°F72°F63°F50°F
Namhae45°F49°F56°F63°F74°F79°F85°F86°F83°F74°F61°F49°F
Namiseom (Nami Island)31°F40°F50°F61°F74°F81°F83°F85°F77°F67°F50°F32°F
Sokcho38°F41°F49°F59°F68°F77°F81°F83°F77°F68°F56°F41°F
Taejon38°F43°F52°F65°F76°F83°F85°F86°F79°F70°F56°F40°F
Tongyeong45°F49°F56°F63°F72°F77°F83°F86°F83°F74°F61°F49°F
Uljin41°F45°F52°F61°F72°F77°F83°F85°F79°F70°F58°F45°F
Ulleungdo Island43°F45°F50°F59°F68°F76°F83°F85°F77°F70°F59°F47°F
Ulsan43°F47°F54°F63°F74°F79°F85°F86°F81°F72°F59°F47°F
Yeosu43°F49°F54°F63°F72°F77°F83°F86°F81°F72°F61°F49°F
Andong36°F41°F52°F63°F76°F83°F85°F86°F79°F67°F52°F38°F

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Is this weather information for South Korea reliable?

Climate data for South Korea has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for South Korea allows us to determine the average for each month in Seoul, Busan, Chuncheon, Daegu, Daejeon, Gangneung, Gwangju, Gyeongju, and 57 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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