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

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Traveling to Gyeongju, South Korea? If you're planning to go to Gyeongju, below 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 Gyeongju, South Korea

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

Important essentials for Gyeongju, South Korea

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • 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 Gyeongju, South Korea

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

If you go to Lake Bomun, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you see a temple, such as Bunhwangsa Temple, wear:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Gyeongju.

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

    Already know when you're traveling?

    January

    January here is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows occasionally.

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    February

    February in Gyeongju is pretty cool 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 low 40s F (single digits C).

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    March

    March in Gyeongju is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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    April

    If you go to Gyeongju in April, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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    May

    May is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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    June

    If you are traveling to Gyeongju in June, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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    July

    If you vacation in Gyeongju during July, you will probably find that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. 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 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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    August

    August here is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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    September

    If you go to Gyeongju in September, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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    October

    October in this region is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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    November

    November in Gyeongju is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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    December

    December here is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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