Best time to go to South Korea for a perfect weather and where to go?
Find the very best time to visit South Korea from seasonal norms in many locations like Sokcho or Gangneung below.
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
- July is the wettest month in this city
- Busan is the city with the best climate, with good weather 8 months a year
- August is the best month for swimming in Busan
Annual weather in South Korea
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||Our opinion||View Details|
|January||13°F to 49°F||very bad weather|
|February||18°F to 50°F||very bad weather|
|March||27°F to 56°F||very bad weather*|
|April||36°F to 65°F||tolerable weather*|
|May||47°F to 76°F||good weather|
|June||56°F to 83°F||good weather|
|July||63°F to 86°F||tolerable weather*|
|August||63°F to 88°F||tolerable weather*|
|September||52°F to 81°F||good weather|
|October||43°F to 72°F||good weather*|
|November||32°F to 63°F||tolerable weather*|
|December||18°F to 52°F||very bad weather|
Best time to travel to South Korea by cities
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.
Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in South Korea
Find out when South Korea has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.
Tourist seasons in South Korea
The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March and June. The number of visitors to South Korea is high in: April, May, July, August, September, October, November and December.
- Very low season in South Korea: January and February.
- Low season in South Korea: March and June.
- High season in South Korea: April, May, July, September, November and December.
- Peek season in South Korea: August and October.
Figure: Visitor index for South Korea month by month
Average price for flights to South Korea
A return flight between London and Seoul is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 747 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 175 more for your airline ticket to Seoul if you go in december.
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).
|Jeju Island (Jejudo)||47°F||49°F||54°F||61°F||68°F||74°F||81°F||85°F||77°F||70°F||61°F||50°F|
|Namiseom (Nami Island)||32°F||40°F||50°F||63°F||74°F||81°F||85°F||85°F||77°F||67°F||50°F||34°F|
very bad weather
About South Korea
What can I do in South Korea?
Beaches / swimming
Nature and countryside
Culture and heritage
Crafts / shopping