Chuncheon, South Korea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Chuncheon, South Korea? If you're planning to go to Chuncheon, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Chuncheon, South Korea

Based on the climate and weather in Chuncheon, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Chuncheon, South Korea by month

January

January in Chuncheon can be extremely cold and very hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

It snows 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Insulated boots
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Scarf
  • Very heavy socks
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters

February

February in Chuncheon is brisk and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 10 F (10+ below zero C).

It snows occasionally. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves or mittens
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

March

If you vacation in Chuncheon during March, you are likely to find that it is brisk and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat

April

April in Chuncheon is chilly and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

May

If you vacation in Chuncheon during May, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

June

If you go to Chuncheon in June, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants

July

July in this region is hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses

August

In August, Chuncheon can be very hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Chuncheon, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

September

If you go to Chuncheon in September, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

If you visit Chuncheon during October, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

November in Chuncheon is cold and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks

December

December here is brisk and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Chuncheon, South Korea

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chuncheon, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types F
  • A SIM card that works in Chuncheon
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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