Best Time to Visit Korea

South Korea at a Glance: Best Time to Visit

An essential part of planning any great holiday is understanding the weather. South Korea is a year-round destination. Summer from June - August sees temperatures at their hottest, whilst spring and autumn are also popular times to visit. Spring sees cherry blossoms in bloom and in autumn travelers can enjoy the slow changing of the leaves from green to gold.


Less popular time to visit: South Korea sees a short, cold winter from December - mid-February. This is when the country is quietest, particularly in the north. Korean New Year generally falls in January or February, seeing prices rocket up around the country.


Wettest time to visit: The warm summer months of June - August coincide with South Korea's monsoon season. Characterised by short, heavy showers, this is something to be aware of if planning a visit during this time.


Best time to see cherry blossoms: If you'd like to time your visit to South Korea with the beautiful blooming of the nation's cherry blossom trees, then make sure to visit in spring, from March - May.


Best time to visit Jeju: November - May sees mild temperatures and little rainfall on the southern island of Jeju - perfect for hiking and sightseeing outside of the scorching summer months. Jeju sees its monsoons come a little later than the mainland, so July - September tend to be the wettest months.






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