Gangneung, South Korea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Gangneung, South Korea? If you're planning to go to Gangneung, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Gangneung, South Korea

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

Important essentials for Gangneung, South Korea

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Travel insurance

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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General health necessities

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

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January

January here is cold and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Ojukheon House & Ojukheon Municipal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Gangneung is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. It also snows regularly. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Ojukheon House & Ojukheon Municipal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

In March, Gangneung is pretty cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Gangneung, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Ojukheon House & Ojukheon Municipal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

In April, Gangneung is relatively cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Gangneung, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Ojukheon House & Ojukheon Municipal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

In May, Gangneung is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Gangneung, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Ojukheon House & Ojukheon Municipal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June for Gangneung is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Ojukheon House & Ojukheon Municipal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you go to Gangneung in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Ojukheon House & Ojukheon Municipal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

In August, Gangneung is extremely warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and occasionally 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 Gangneung, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Ojukheon House & Ojukheon Municipal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September for Gangneung is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Ojukheon House & Ojukheon Municipal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

In October, Gangneung is mild and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Gangneung, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Ojukheon House & Ojukheon Municipal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

In November, Gangneung is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Gangneung, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Ojukheon House & Ojukheon Municipal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Gangneung can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Ojukheon House & Ojukheon Municipal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Gangneung, South Korea

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Gangneung.

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