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

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Traveling to Gwangju, South Korea? If you're planning to go to Gwangju, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

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 Gwangju, South Korea

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

Important essentials for Gwangju, South Korea

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Gwangju, South Korea

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

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

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January

January here is freezing and very hazy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains sometimes and snows regularly.

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February

February is pretty cool and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows once in a while.

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March

March in this region can be very chilly and very hazy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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April

If you visit Gwangju during April, you are likely to see that it is chilly, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s 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.

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May

In May, Gwangju is mild, somewhat rainy and very 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 Gwangju, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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June

June in Gwangju is a perfect temperature, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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July

If you visit Gwangju during July, you will probably find that it is extremely warm, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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August

If you visit Gwangju during August, you will probably see that it is hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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September

In September, Gwangju is a perfect temperature, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Gwangju, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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October

October in Gwangju is balmy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 50% range on average.

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November

November in Gwangju is pretty cool, somewhat rainy and very hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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December

December in Gwangju can be very chilly and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows occasionally.

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